Drying Optimization at RDM Ovaro

Having made premium grades for popular branded products for decades, in what new ways can a mill further optimize to stay ahead? That was the question management asked itself at Reno de Medici Ovaro, which produces a wide range of cartonboard grades and is part of the RDM Group (see sidebar.) “Creativity must always be in the air,” says Giorgis ...

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Blower Technology Proves Its Worth

techlink| DRYING Blower Technology Proves Its Worth Vacuum systems play a central role in the paper production process, but new technologies are giving papermakers more choices regarding the type of system to use. Paper manufacturers can realize numerous benefits from blower technology compared to traditional vacuum generation using water ring air pumps, according to MAN Diesel & Turbo, maker of ...

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Failure Isn’t Just an Option —It’s Unavoidable

techlink| MAINTENANCE Failure Isn’t Just an Option —It’s Unavoidable In Part 2 of this 2-part series, we look at how to use the P-F Curve to determine the point of functional failure. JAY SHELLOGG In Part 1 (which appeared in the March/April issue of Paper360°) we looked at changing our worldview about what defines failure. I explained the concept of ...

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