MADRID, Spain, July 16, 2015 (Press Release) -ENCE just started Navia Mill after 19 days of maintenance stop, implementing a capacity increase of 40,000 tons/year, along with an enhance of efficiency.
Additionally, ENCE has implemented a package of environmental improvements, mainly intended to continue minimizing the odor impact of the factory.
This is the more substantial annual maintenance stop in the last six years, which involved a difficult ramp up, with tensions in stocks, but already in the process of normalization.
NEW GLASGOW, NS, May 28, 2015 (Local News) -The provincial government issued a ministerial order to Northern Pulp today (May 28) to ensure operations at the mill do not resume until installation of the precipitator is complete.
Northern Pulp said earlier this month that once they shut down on May 30, they would not restart operations until the new precipitator is fully functional.Read more
TORRI DI QUARTESOLO, Italy, May 4, 2015 (Press Release) -A fault occurred to Drives at Burgo paper mill - blades drive application - was enough to warn the Management and go for a change. Actually all the drives mounted on this application are 10 years old: their spare parts were not longer available. It's a common strategy of many suppliers to obsolete their Drives after few years. This allows to be focused on the new technologies but obliges the customer to manage a machine with the electrical section who gets old much faster than the mechanical one.Read more
PORT ANGELES, WA, April 13, 2015 (Local News) -
Sixty of Nippon Paper Industries USA's 159 hourly and salaried workers were furloughed beginning Friday until April 27 while the mill shuts down production for annual maintenance and cleaning, company Human Resources Manager Cathy Price said.
The Ediz Hook paper- and pulp-making plant's $85 million biomass-burning cogeneration plant will be offline until the weekend of April 18, when it will resume producing electricity for sale, mill Manager Steve Johnson said last week.Read more
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.Read more
BRUSSELS, Jan 1, 2015 (PPI Magazine) - Terotechnology, life cycle cost, asset management and reliability and maintenance management
The world I still call reliability and maintenance management has over the years been called many things. An old proverb says: "A loved child will be called many names". I am not so sure this is true for maintenance though.
BRUSSELS, Nov 13, 2014 (RISI) - Sappi is resuming production on the 665,000 tonne/yr coated woodfree (CWF) paper unit PM 11 at its Gratkorn mill near Graz in Austria today following a rebuild.
The revamp will increase the machine's grammage range from 115-250 g/m² to 115-350 g/m². Valmet carried out the upgrade, which included modification of the PM's headbox, a gap former rebuild as well as rebuilds of the press and drying sections.
BRUSSELS, Nov 1, 2014 (PPI Magazine) - Any mill maintenance department wants to be known as a cost effective organization. For the purposes of this article, "cost effective" will be defined as: "maintenance without waste, where waste is defined as the gap between how good the organization is and how good it can become". The waste includes poor safety, losses in quality tons produced and high costs.Read more