Benefits of Advanced
Industrial process control system users often have looked to increase
the power of their system with Advanced Process Controls (APC). The mill
areas where APC can have the largest positive impacts include advanced
control of the paper machine, the bleach plant and brownstock washers,
the digesters or refiners, and the chemical recovery. Significant
improvements are often achieved - such as increased process stability,
improved product quality and improved operational profitability - which
ripple through the entire operation.
What are Sustainable Benefits?
Sustainable Benefits are those advanced control benefits
that are sustained, and even improved, over the life of the control
system - through periodic maintenance and tuning, through application
modification to keep pace with operational improvements, and through
maintenance of operator and maintainer skills.
While APC projects usually achieve dramatic benefits during and
immediately after implementation, all too often, as the life cycle of
the advanced control package increases, the controls do not keep pace as
equipment wears and processes change and advanced tuning is required.
Also, the in-depth training users and maintainers received during the
initial project is usually not repeated for to newer personnel, and they
may not have the same confidence need to keep loops on control.
Maintaining the Benefits - nFLEXion Sustainable
nFLEXion Consulting is pleased to offer its program of Sustainable Benefits
Services. nFLEXion can perform a complete audit of your advanced control
system and work with you to develop a prioritized plan to update and
tune your advanced controls providing exceptional value.
Advanced Control System audit and review of site issues with
prioritized plan to update your system and controls.
Controls and system update and tuning to and improve operating and
Operator and support training to improve understanding of controls
operations and maintenance.
Period service calls to update and tune controls, perform a
performance audit and provide refresh training to mill personnel.
The consultants at nFLEXion have an average of 30 years of pulp and
paper controls experience and can help improve the controls performance
at your site. Click here for details.