Runtech presents vacuum systems at Latampaper: thinking beyond the basement

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Runtech Systems will participate in the Latampaper conference and technical exhibition, which will be held on November 10-12 in Mexico City.

The event marks the place where new products, technologies and solutions meet the Latin America Tissue, Paper and Board manufacturers. Jussi Lahtinen, Sales Director, will give a presentation entitled, ‘New Age Vacuum - Beyond the Basement’ on Thursday, November 11. You will also have the opportunity to meet Runtech representatives at the technical exhibition.

In his presentation, Jussi will cover the key points to consider when designing an energy-efficient vacuum system – to note, more is not always better!

Every mill is looking for ways to save energy – not only as a mechanism to  cut costs, but also to reduce its carbon footprint. Using a vacuum in various paper machine positions can be expensive. By using a vacuum only in the most critical positions, you can fully benefit from a more efficient nip dewatering strategy and save energy. Measuring the water flow online accurately enables you to optimize vacuum levels, and not overdo them.

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Heat recovery provides another excellent way to save energy. Using recovered heat instead of primary energy sources, for example, to warm up shower waters or dryer hoods, brings you major cost savings.

By optimizing your papermaking process, you can save between 30-70% energy while improving runnability and paper quality.

Environmentally friendly and energy efficient RunEco provides a reliable, completely water-free vacuum solution with significant heat recovery potential ideal for paper industry applications. It consists of EP Turbo Blower, EcoDrop water separator and an EcoFlow dewatering measurement system. EP Turbo Blowers are modern blowers with an integrated high-speed motor controlled by a frequency converter: the rotation speed and vacuum level can be adjusted according to your process requirements. An EcoFlow dewatering measurement system provides accurate real-time feedback about dewatering performance along the paper machine, which can be used to optimize dewatering and vacuum levels in the forming and press sections.

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A typical Runtech RunEco vacuum system consists of several smaller size turbo blowers, giving clear design and operational advantages over the competition.  We also offer liquid ring pump technology to form a combination of both technologies – a hybrid system. This allows us to always find the best fit solution designed to meet the customer’s needs and budget. The combined offering from Runtech Systems and Nash provides our customers a one-stop-shop for all their paper machine dewatering solutions and services, including full vacuum system and dewatering audits.

Runtech Systems has a unique dewatering and vacuum system technology and expertise to help our customers get the most out of their equipment, improving their papermaking processes. For more than 20 years Runtech has optimized dewatering and vacuum systems globally.


Source: Runtech Systems