Palm - A holistic energy concept while reducing CO2
The current increase of packaging and pulp demand in the fiber industry is accompanied by numerous challenges, including fluctuating costs of energy and raw materials. We will partner with the paper and packaging producer Palm to increase its plant efficiency by providing a holistic energy concept. This includes the electrification of a new paper-machine production line and a new power plant equipped with the latest-generation gas turbine.
Managing the water steam cycleWe know the importance of a flexible steam turbine design and customization. That is why we provide steam turbines with various uncontrolled and controlled extraction options adapted to the steam flow in your process. We can offer the precise number of extractions indicated by your process requirements.
Implementation of a gas turbine in tissue drying processThe Yankee drying process is the most common drying method. Small gas turbines are desirable for use in the Yankee process because the demand for hot air is lower compared with the Through Air Dryer (TAD) process. TAD uses heat to dewater the product instead of the conventional mechanical pressing. This produces a much softer paper and reduces the demand for raw material from 8% to 30%, but dramatically increases the drying load. The high demand of hot air means that the implementation of gas turbines up to 10 MW is profitable for the TAD process.
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