Stora Enso Fine Paper’s Nymölla mill in Sweden selected Metso as the supplier of new capping valves for its batch digester line 1. Metso will deliver five Neles PZ-series capping valves equipped with pneumatic actuators to replace the mill’s old hydraulic cappers as well as control centres and Neles SwitchGuard intelligent on/off valve controllers. This gives Stora Enso an automated solution for its digesters replacing old valves and actuators that needed manual assistance in the chip filling phase and increasing overall productivity.
The local Metso sales and product line teams were able to offer Stora Enso Nymölla mill a solution that fulfilled their requirements by making a few technical changes to the standard Neles PZ-series capping valve design.
The Nymölla mill specialises in producing high quality office papers and has had a good working relationship with Metso already for decades. Today, the whole mill with two paper machines has an installed base of approximately 1,000 Metso valves, Metso’s automation system Metso DNA, Metso IQ quality control system, nelesACE basis weight valves and a range of profilers, which are fully integrated with Metso DNA.
The valves for this project will be delivered during 2014. All valves are scheduled for installation and commissioning by the end of the second quarter of 2014.