Another novelty is the introduction of advanced delay calculation applications in pulping processes. Until now, mills have had to calculate process delays and follow, for example, grade changes manually, which is very time consuming. Very often, these delays make it difficult to find causes behind quality defects and to track real production costs.
Detecting deviations and forecasting their progression all the way from the cooking line to the baling line is very useful in pulp production. Metso DNA Pulp Tracking is the corresponding application based on the delay calculation platform. It detects deviations and estimates when they will reach the baling line. It can also be used to follow grade changes and trial runs.
The pulp production cost structure is reported with higher accuracy by implementing the delay calculation method featured by Metso DNA Pulp Cost Monitoring. Equal advantages are achieved in quality reporting by using delay information featured by Metso DNA Pulp Quality Monitoring. Both applications are useful management tools when benchmarking mills or departments for performance.
The new applications now turn Metso's offering into a true Pulp Mill Information Package, which has been developed in accordance with customer needs. The package is based on Metso's long experience in information applications that have been widely used in pulp mills around the world since the mid-1990s.