A Fortune 100 company heats its multi-building campus from a central boiler house. To pump the return condensate, it was using electric pumps located in a sub-basement that flooded once or twice a year with up to eight feet of water.
A rotary joint or “steam joint” is a mechanical seal that connects steam piping to rotating drying cylinders.
An “insulating sleeve” is a flanged tube that extends through the bore of a paper dryer journal.
On-machine grinding has proven itself a cost- and time-efficient alternative to dryer cylinder replacement and off-machine grinding. Companies that provide quality on-machine grinding service can refinish and renew cylinders for 40 to 50 percent less than the overall cost of off-machine grinding or even replacement.
In future, Artificial Intelligence-driven applications will play an increasing role in transforming data into actionable new insights and optimization solutions. New AI-based systems can automatically classify and synthesize a large amount of data and learn the best operating parameters from historical data.