Achieve Sustainable Production Goals in the Pulp and Paper Industry with HISS

The Need for Sustainable Solutions in Pulp and Paper Production

The pulp and paper industry, vital for providing essential products to society, is undergoing a transformation towards sustainability. As environmental concerns arise and regulatory pressures increase, companies in this sector seek innovative solutions to minimize their environmental footprint. A solution is the High Impact Sootblowing System (HISS™), changing how pulp and paper mills handle sootblowing. By harnessing the power of HISS™, companies are optimizing their production processes and making significant strides toward achieving their sustainability goals.

HISS™ is Changing Sootblowing in Pulp and Paper Mills

Traditional sootblowing is stuck in the same pattern as it always has been. Meaning, sootblowing in both the entry and exit stroke wastes nearly 50% of the steam since 90% of the cleaning effect is done at the entry stroke. HISS™, however, uses advanced automation and impactful cleaning methods to improve boiler performance, save energy, and reduce emissions. It cleans efficiently by sootblowing in one direction and overlapping the lances.

The Role of HISS™ in Optimizing Boiler Performance

One of the key ways in which HISS™ contributes to sustainability goals is through enhanced energy efficiency. Inefficient boiler operation can lead to excessive fuel consumption, resulting in higher energy costs and increased greenhouse gas emissions. By implementing HISS™ technology, pulp and paper mills can maintain peak boiler performance, thus reducing energy waste and improving overall efficiency. The system’s precise cleaning capabilities ensure that boilers operate at maximum efficiency levels, ultimately translating into significant energy savings and reduced operational costs for companies.

Zellstoff Pöls is one of many pulp and paper mills that saw an increase in boiler performance after installing HISS™. After evaluating the project at the Austrian mill, it was concluded that they had increased their electricity generation by 1,5MW, which corresponds to 12.75 GWh annually.

Mitigating Environmental Impact Through HISS™

Furthermore, HISS™ plays a crucial role in reducing carbon emissions, a critical component of sustainability initiatives. Carbon emissions from industrial processes, including those in the pulp and paper sector, contribute to climate change and environmental degradation. By optimizing boiler performance and minimizing soot buildup, HISS™ helps mitigate emissions associated with fossil fuel combustion. Cleaner boilers result in lower emissions of greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide and methane, aligning with global efforts to combat climate change and reduce the industry’s environmental impact.

Another example of Heat Management’s customers that saw a significant change in their emissions was Sappi Gratkorn. The benefits for the environment of saving steam are linked to conserving more energy and reducing fuel- and water consumption when producing the steam. After installing HISS™, Sappi Gratkorn concluded that they had saved 43% of their annual sootblowing steam and had halved the time for their cleaning cycles which is higher than the initial guarantee from Heat Management.

The Cost-Effectiveness of Implementing HISS™ in Pulp and Paper Manufacturing

Comparing the costs of implementing the system and their savings in annual costs linked to steam sootblowing, Sappi Gratkorn had a return on investment in less than a year after commissioning. Due to increasing the load of their boiler, their savings can even go beyond what was initially expected from the savings of steam costs.

HISS™ as a Pathway to Sustainability in the Pulp and Paper Industry

In conclusion, the adoption of High Impact Sootblowing System (HISS™) technology represents a significant step forward for the pulp and paper industry in achieving its sustainability goals. By improving energy efficiency, reducing carbon emissions, and enhancing operational performance, HISS™ contributes to a more sustainable and resilient future for the sector. One-way, overlapping sootblowing should be the new industry standard for sootblowing.

For sustainability managers, embracing HISS™ offers a pathway toward meeting regulatory requirements, optimizing resource utilization, and driving long-term value for both businesses and the environment. As the industry continues to evolve, HISS™ stands out as a pioneering solution that underscores the symbiotic relationship between sustainability and innovation in the pursuit of a greener, more sustainable future.

HISS™ – Sootblow more, with less steam.

The patented High Impact Sootblowing System (HISS™) disrupts the “how we have always done it” approach to energy-intensive steam sootblowing. By operating the existing steam sootblowing system in a smarter and less wasteful way, half the steam and half the time can be saved. This leads to increased boiler efficiency, availability, and lifetime without installing any new sootblowers or rebuilding the boiler.