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Aeration system cuts energy costs at Canfor’s Taylor, B.C., pulp mill (August 01, 2010)


August 1, 2010
By Pulp & Paper Canada

EDMONTON — Canfor’s Taylor Pulp mill has purchased two microbubble aeration systems from Seair Inc. According to Seair, testing confirmed that the Seair system reduces the energy required by the mill…

EDMONTON — Canfor’s Taylor Pulp mill has purchased two microbubble aeration systems from Seair Inc. According to Seair, testing confirmed that the Seair system reduces the energy required by the mill’s effluent system by 3,800 mega-watt hours per year. Seair notes that the expected savings in energy reduction alone will be in the range of $285,000 annually using current BC Hydro tier 2 pricing, equivalent to a 12-month payback purely on energy savings.

Seair’s aeration systems have a small footprint, which makes them versatile and easy to fit within existing facilities.

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Craig Thomson, energy and environmental supervisor at the Canfor mill, notes: “We purchased our first Seair unit three years ago and continue to be impressed with its performance, reliabil-ity, and efficiency. With these additional units we believe we have obtained the optimal balance for our aeration system.”

Harold Kinasewich, Seair’s president and CEO, adds, “The Taylor mill is the first full Seair implementation at a pulp mill. However, with BC Hydro’s continued support, we are presently demonstrating Seair’s solutions at a number of other mills and we look forward to additional full implementations.”


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