Operations & Management
Valmet introduces Mill-Wide Optimization, designed for enhancing mill profitability
March 28, 2023 By P&PC Staff
Valmet introduces Mill-Wide Optimization (MWO), designed to enhance overall pulp and paper mill profitability.
The optimization observes the entire mill balance in real time and considers both the current and future states of the mill. Suboptimization of individual processes that do not align with mill goals can be avoided, according to Valmet. MWO also provides the ability to balance environmental sustainability with production, quality, and cost.
Valmet says in a press statement that MWO reflects the mill’s current state and maximizes production subject to existing and projected bottlenecks. In addition, it helps stabilize the process and balance pulp and liquor inventories.
To move away from optimizing individual processes, pulp and paper mills need to be evaluated as a whole, says the company. Valmet Mill-Wide Optimization Audit is designed to help reveal the true production potential and the corresponding return on investment. Based on historical data, the audit could help evaluate production increase potential, identify limitations and highlight use cases of mill-wide optimization. It could also aid in uncovering development opportunities required for moving towards fully optimized operations.
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