Metso has received an order for a new Metso IQ quality control system from Stora Enso Skoghall. The system will be installed on BM8, one of the largest board machines in the world with an annual production amount of over 400,000 tons. The order was placed after careful evaluation, since Stora Enso places high demands on availability. One of the main criteria for the choice of supplier was to minimize the risk of production losses, both during the project phase and during normal operation of the board machine.
The delivery includes four scanners with the latest sensor versions, Metso Moisturizer IQ for the drying section, a reconstruction of the coating stations for automatic profiling with the new actuators, Metso IQ Dilution Profilers, plus MD and CD controls.
Metso is responsible for delivery, installation and performance. Installation and commissioning will take place in three phases starting in October 2012. The last stage will be carried out during the autumn shutdown in 2014.
"We are pleased and proud of this extensive order and consider it a privilege to work with Stora Enso Skoghall," Says Maria Dotzsky, Regional Director at Metso Automation.
Metso IQ quality control system, including high-level intelligent control applications, optimizes the cross-machine performance of papermaking processes. It integrates process quality management, measurements and profile controls, resulting in faster startups and grade changes, reduced dryer breaks and better runnability with stable short circulation to improves the uniformity of the wet sheet. (www.metso.com/metsoiq)
Metso IQ profilers provide effective profile management, improve production and runnability, and ensure better paper quality and printing properties. Metso's profilers feature advanced self-diagnostics and compact designs for easy maintenance and installation. (www.metso.com/automation/pp_prod.nsf/WebWID/WTB-041026-2256F-5F91A)