Port Townsend Paper to install silencer on new equipment at Washington mill

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Port Townsend Paper to install silencer on new equipment at Washington mill

November 09, 2017 - 19:55
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PORT TOWNSEND, WA, Nov. 9, 2017 (Local News) -The Port Townsend Paper Corp. is working to resolve a noise issue that surfaced after an annual 10-day shutdown of the paper mill for repairs. Michael Craft, mill general manager, said Monday that a noise silencer is expected to be installed in the next two weeks on a piece of equipment on its No. 2 paper machine.

Craft said Monday that five capital projects were carried out at the mill during the Oct. 22-Oct. 31 shutdown in an effort to make mill improvements and specifically to enhance the quality of paper coming off the machines. Equipment to improve reliability for pulping machines and boilers also was added.

“During the annual outage, we installed a new piece of equipment on our No. 2 paper machine to enhance product quality,” Craft said. “This resulted in an unexpected noise frequency from a vent off the blower.”

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