Technology News (September 01, 2006)
By Pulp & Paper Canada
By Pulp & Paper Canada
Babcock & Wilcox literature release
BARBERTON, OH — The Babcock & Wilcox Company recently released a brochure about its steam production and water-tube package boilers. The newly revised, 12-page document highlights design characteristics, quality control standards, safety excellence, as well as its manufacturing and service support network.
GL&V buys refiner rebuild business
MONTREAL, QC — For $1.3 million, Groupe Laperrire & Verreault bought the principal assets related to the refiner rebuild business of J&L Fiber Services in Pittsfield, MA. GL&V will integrate those activities into its own business nearby.
Simimica launches CRYOBAL simulator
WEST RICHLAND, WA — Simimica CRYOBAL has launched a new heat and material balance process simulator, the Steam Plant Cycle. The cycle’s process function library includes basic simulation function, stream adding, stream splitting and phase splitting. In addition, the technology includes functions for setting stream thermodynamic properties, analysis of reversible and irreversible isentropic pressure change, and heat addition and heat exchange. A graphical interface defines stream connectivity directly on the flow sheet to facilitate calculation and interpretation of results. Output may be displayed, printed and downloaded. Simulator includes on-line context-sensitive help and tutorial.
Quantum launches Q-Check
MARKHAM, ON — Quantum Vision Technologies is launching Q-Check, a machine vision controller. The system is built for fixed or mobile industrial applications and can accept up to 15 cameras. Q-Check is able to simultaneously interface to many types of analogue or digital measurement and data logging inputs through LabVIEW software. Output flexibility permits interface to options such as statistical process control programs, as well as machine control, networking and other local or enterprise inter-operability.
Albany and CIPP sign agreement
Albany, NY–Albany International and the Centre Intgr en Ptes et Papiers announced a major partnership that will see Albany conduct pilot paper machine trials at the CIPP pilot plant in Trois-Rivires, QC. Albany will use the facility to develop and evaluate paper machine clothing and other auxiliary equipment concepts in the performance of paper machine clothing in next-to-commercial conditions. In addition, Albany will supply the paper machine clothing for all of the pilot machine needs for the duration of the five-year agreement.
Weavexx introduces Axxelerator
Kentville, NS–Weavexx has added a new press section to its repertoire. Axxelerator’s weave concept features long machine direction floats that result in a homogeneous surface, to provide pressure transfer. The concept is also engineered to enhance elasticity and energy absorption. Axxelerator is compaction resistant, engineered to accept increased pressure, while delivering a smooth sheet surface. The design provides a fast start-up and pressure uniformity over the life of the fabric.