FITNIR Analyzers has gained further traction in the Canadian pulp market as two pulp mills chose the company's equipment for process control optimization.
Mercer International's Zelstoff Celgar mill, located near Castlegar, B.C., will be implementing FITNIR's fully automated, online analyzer to optimize its recausticizer controls. "Over the past six months we have been trialing a FITNIR analyzer and have already benefited from significantly reduced operational costs and improved quality," says process engineer, Shawn Russell. "The results obtained from the demo were the deciding factor in moving forward to purchase a full scale system."
The mill used to rely on a manual titration methodology for its recaust area. Now, Celgar will be able to automatically test more frequently from six sample lines once the FITNIR system has been implemented. Implementation will begin in December.
In addition to Celgar, a mill in Eastern Ontario has selected FITNIR equipment. Optimization of this mill's recausticizer operations through FITNIR Online is expected to be completed in the spring of 2012.
"These two projects are yet another demonstration of the increasing awareness and confidence that pulp mills have of FITNIR analyzers," says FITNIR Analyzer's President, Tom Sands.
FITNIR Analyzers Inc. is the exclusive distributor of FPInnovations' optically-based liquor analyzer. FITNIR's fully automated online and bench top systems provide fast and accurate measurement of a complete suite of liquor properties for process control.