Harmac Pacific selects FITNIR’s FT-NIR online analyzer
Apr. 18, 2017 - FITNIR Analyzers has been awarded with supplying its FT-NIR online analyzer system to Harmac Pacific. A single analyzer and field sampling station system will analyze seven recovery and recaust streams at the Nanaimo, B.C., mill.
“Harmac’s primary intention for installing FITNIR Online is to stabilize the TTA (Total Titratable Alkali) for more consistent slaker operations and a higher CE (Causticizing Efficiency),” said Doug Barbour, production engineer. “With that, Harmac will see an improvement in white liquor strength and stability, potentially translating to an increase in digester yield.”
Harmac Pacific considered other available liquor analyzer technologies, but a number or attributes elevated FITNIR’s position to the top, it says, including the technology’s broad acceptance within the pulping industry as well as overall life cycle cost.
“With a slight delay in initiating this project due to market downturn, we are pleased to finally be proceeding with the installation of FITNIR Online at Harmac Pacific,” said Ryan Prontack, engineering superintendent. “We are looking forward to improved operations from having an online liquor analyzer and expect to see a very quick return on investment on the project.”
“We are excited to add Harmac Pacific to our growing list of Canadian pulp and paper installations,” added Thanh Trung, vice president of technology for FITNIR Analyzers. “We are pleased to contribute to the reinvestment of yet another locally owned and operated mill.”
Equipment delivery to Harmac Pacific is being planned for this June in preparation for a target start-up date of July 31, 2017.
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