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What’s New… (February 01, 2004)


February 1, 2004
By Pulp & Paper Canada

BOILERSFIRST NO-LENS-TUBE INFRARED CAMLANCASTER, OH — Diamond Electronics introduces the SmeltCam infrared camera system for recovery boilers — the first no-lens-tube, solid-state infrared camera re…

BOILERS

FIRST NO-LENS-TUBE INFRARED CAM

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LANCASTER, OH — Diamond Electronics introduces the SmeltCam infrared camera system for recovery boilers — the first no-lens-tube, solid-state infrared camera released to the market.

The SmeltCam is a state-of-the-art infrared camera system that gives a clearer view of the smelt bed, superheater area or the liquor guns. Solid-state microprocessors and chips replace traditional vidicon tubes, which are easily damaged and require both cleaning and maintenance.

EDUCATION

TOYOTA: SCHOLARS WANTED

MONTREAL, QC — The Toyota Earth day scholarship program is looking for tomorrow’s environmental leaders. Candidates must be in their graduating year in high school or if in Quebec, must be full-time junior college first-year students. They must demonstrate their passion for the environment through their involvement in their communities. Across the country, 15 winners will receive $5,000 that will be applied directly towards their educational expenses.

A national winner will be selected among the 15 regional winners and will receive an Outstanding Environmental Achievement Award that includes a notebook computer in Toronto on Earth Day on April 22, 2004. Deadline is Feb. 27, 2004.

CONTRACTS

MAXAU, GERMANY — Parsytec AG received an order for three web inspection systems. The three inspection systems will be installed at Stora Enso’s PM6 in Maxau, Germany; at the PM4 of Leipa Georg Leinfelder GmbH in Schwedt, Germany and at Emin Leydier in France.

CLEANING SYSTEMS

CLEANING UNITS FOR OPEN-TOPPED TANKS

DEVAULT, PA — Gamajet Cleaning Systems recently introduced new versions of Gamajet 4 and Gamajet 5 Impingement Cleaning Machines. Modified to provide a 180 degree spray pattern, the units can be easily positioned on top of open-topped tank or vessel of all sizes and will easily scour away the toughest of residue without overspray. A choice of nozzles, turbines and gear speeds allows the user to customize each unit to meet specific cleaning applications. The fluid-driven cleaners require no external motors and can be modified for use in CIP operations.

QUALITY CONTROL

HONEYWELL LAUNCHES NEW SERVICE

PHOENIX, AZ — Honeywell Process Solutions launched Honeywell Results ROI Service. This service could help increase production effectiveness at mills. Honeywell officials will analyze, maintain and troubleshoot a mill’s quality control system.

SPLICING

ADHESIVES CONDUCTS SPLICING SEMINARS

GLEN ROCK, PA — Adhesives Research Inc. is offering splicing seminars and technical training at Canadian mills. Each seminar includes formal training, PowerPoint presentation, splicing samples, verbal instruction with a question period after each session. Hands-on training is also available on the production floor that allows operators to point-out any splicing concerns.

AWARD

AMEC RECEIVES SCHREYER AWARD

TORONTO, ON — Engineering firm AMEC was awarded the Schreyer Award, the highest distinction for consulting engineering in Canada. The firm won because of the Solvay Paperboard PM 3 New Corrugated Medium Machine project in Syracuse, NY, for being the most efficient consumers of water in North America. The Awards of Excellence and Merit recognize Canadian excellence and innovation in engineering, regardless of the discipline or field of expertise.

FLOWMETER

INVENSYS GAVE 3 FREE FLOWMETERS

FOXBORO, MA — Invensys selected three companies that will receive free Foxboro CFT50 Digital Coriolis Flowmeters. The flowmeters allows continuous flow for liquid and gas. Invensys will install its Coriolis Flowmeters to each company for free.

CONTRACTS

GRAZ, AUSTRIA — Heilongjiang Black Dragon Co. in Qiqihar, China ordered a complete DIP line from Andritz. The Qiqihar mill produces newsprint based on ONP and OMG furnish. The new line includes disperser uni, screw press, disc filter, coarse and fine screening with a cleaning plant and sludge dewatering equipment.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — The Babcock & Wilcox Company (B&W) signed a 10-year technical license with Caldareria Costruzioni Termomecchaniche SpA (CCT) of Italy that authorizes CCT to design, sell, service, and upgrade select B&W industrial boiler equipment throughout Europe.


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