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Valmet launches microwave consistency measurement tool


January 16, 2020
By P&PC Staff

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Valmet's Microwave Consistency MeasurementValmet's Microwave Consistency Measurement

Valmet has debuted a redesigned microwave consistency measurement (MCA) for pulp and paper makers.

Valmet MCA is now provided by digital electronics and a new “Direct Sweep Detection” measurement gives high performance measurement sensitivity and accuracy.

The MCA uses a Twin Blade sensor, along with the newly redesigned Flow Through sensor, to allow for installation in larger pipe diameters. The Flow Through sensors are interchangeable with earlier installations.

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The new Twin Blade sensor can also be used to measure unscreened pulp. The sensor’s redesigned clamp mounted probe is suitable for the much higher-conductivity environment of chemical pulping.

Valmet MCA measures total consistency of the pulp process stream independent of fibre length, freeness, wood species or blend. The measurement is not affected by flow rate, brightness or colour, which the company says allows for efficient production, improved quality and economic savings.

Commissioning and operation use the Valmet Bridge user interface, a new seven-inch touch screen control platform designed for use with Valmet process sensors and analyzers.

With comprehensive diagnostics, Wi-Fi and Industrial Internet–ready capabilities, the Valmet Bridge user interface provides access to transmitter operation and remote services from Valmet.