Mercer’s Celgar mill taking annual maintenance shut in BC; ‘critical job’ involves recovery boiler

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Mercer’s Celgar mill taking annual maintenance shut in BC; ‘critical job’ involves recovery boiler

March 16, 2015 - 15:50

CASTLEGAR, BC, March 12, 2015 (Local News) -An annual major maintenance shutdown at Zellstoff Celgar will start Saturday at 6:30 p.m.

According to a statement issued by the pulp mill, the critical job for this shutdown is the inspection and repair of the recovery boiler, which recovers spent cooking liquor and converts it to green liquor which is in turn converted into white liquor by the addition of lime, and returned to the fibre cooking cycle.

It takes approximately 36 hours to shut down the mill so the majority of maintenance in most areas will officially begin on Monday. Some areas, like the recovery boiler, can take up to 60 hours to be taken offline and the maintenance work there will not begin until Tuesday.

Castlegar News - Zellstoff Celgar to begin annual shutdown maintenance Saturday

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