Valmet introduces new fiber furnish analyzer measuring a wider range of properties online

Valmet introduces the completely redesigned Valmet Fiber Furnish Analyzer, which takes advantage of Valmet’s extensive field experience and new technology. Valmet Fiber Furnish Analyzer provides fast and precise online measurement of key fiber and furnish properties for paper, board and tissue makers. 

New image analysis techniques enable the Valmet Fiber Furnish Analyzer to automatically measure a wider range of furnish properties. Additional modules can also be added to the Valmet Fiber Furnish Analyzer platform, with standardized measurements of Canadian Standard Freeness or direct Shopper-Riegler as well as a chemistry module to monitor pH and conductivity. The analyzer is ideal for process control and, with the addition of a remote manual sampling station, it is also a valuable laboratory tool providing fast and accurate analyses.

Rather than relying on infrequent and time-consuming laboratory tests, machine operators now have the information to act quickly and decisively. Better control of refining levels, monitoring of incoming pulp quality or fiber blend optimization are further improved with the built in Valmet Data Modeler and Valmet Soft Sensor, which continuously predict pulp strength properties from a combination of measured properties. 

“Operators can now see fiber development and impact of process changes on pulp strength in real-time. Without waiting for physical tests, shift to shift quality variations can be greatly reduced to provide significant energy and raw material savings,” says Ismo Joensuu, Product Manager, Analyzers & Measurements, Automation Business Line, Valmet.

With comprehensive self-diagnostics and Industrial Internet capabilities, including remote product and application support, measurement reliability is assured. Valmet Fiber Furnish Analyzer also enables operators to remotely activate the automatic collection of follow-up samples for later laboratory verification and automatic validation of pulp strength modeling.  

Connections to existing and future mill systems are securely supported by versatile communication interfaces. The application areas of Valmet Fiber Furnish Analyzer have also been widened. A new sampler for coarse pulps is now available as well as an optional de-foamer addition to improve measurement capabilities with certain grades of pulp.