FITNIR Analyzers Inc. is opening its doors to the Asian market. The Vancouver-based company recently secured its largest single online FT-NIR analyzer implementation to date with Asia Pulp and Paper’s newest mill site, PT OKI Pulp & Paper Mills, located in Southern Sumatra, Indonesia.
By Cindy Macdonald
“It’s exciting to be on the ground floor with this new mill,” said Tom Sands, president of FITNIR Analyzers, “Having our technology contribute to the efficiency and productivity of a leading-edge operation is a major win for us.”
FITNIR Online will measure key pulp liquor properties from the mill’s recaust and recovery streams. This data will feed into a supervisory control system for process optimization. The PT OKI mil is expected to be the world’s largest pulp mill once operational, so a total of two analyzers and six field sample stations will be implemented to provide fundamental liquor properties at strategic process locations for optimal control.
“This is the first project for FITNIR in the Asian market and we believe a proven system of that magnitude will open doors for us throughout Asia,” stated Thanh Trung, FITNIR’s vice-president of technology.
FITNIR is working in coordination with Elof Hansson International of Sweden. Elof Hansson facilitated the project contract and will provide local support and implementation services. Analyzer implementation is expected to begin in the fall of 2016.
PT OKI Pulp and Paper Mills, Asia Pulp and Paper Group’s newest mill, is slated for a production of 8,000 air dry tonnes of pulp per day.
FITNIR produces online and benchtop analyzers to measure complete pulp liquor compositions.