Kadant Johnson Systems, a division of Kadant Johnson Inc., has expanded its audit services for dryer systems to now include water management studies for the wet end of the paper machine. The wet end water system audit service consists of a comprehensive evaluation of paper machine water systems, showering, and white water reuse.
"We are very encouraged by the positive responses that we have already received to this new offering from paper mills that are trying to reduce energy and water consumption," said Ken Hill, president of Kadant Johnson Systems. "Because paper drying and water systems are two primary areas of steam use during paper production, the addition of water system audits to our product line offers our customers greater insights into total paper machine steam use and was a natural extension of our dryer and steam system audit services."
The wet end optimization studies are offered through Kadant Johnson Systems with support from the Kadant Solutions Division and Kadant Johnson Inc. technical centers in Glens Falls, New York and Three Rivers, Michigan respectively.
Kadant Johnson Inc., a subsidiary of Kadant Inc., is a leading provider of rotary joints, precision unions, and dryer drainage and control systems to process industries, where we optimize heat transfer in rotating cylinders and integrate fluid-handling systems. Our Kadant Johnson Systems division, based in Lenoir City, Tennessee, provides comprehensive dryer system audits, wet end optimization studies, and dryer drainage systems and controls.
Kadant is a leading supplier to the global pulp and paper industry. Our stock-preparation, fluid-handling, doctoring, and water-management equipment and systems are designed to increase efficiency and improve quality in pulp and paper production. Many of our products, particularly in our fluid-handling product line, are also used to optimize production in other process industries. In addition, we produce granules from papermaking byproducts for agricultural and lawn and garden applications. Kadant is based in Westford, Massachusetts, with revenues of $270 million in 2010 and 1,600 employees in 16 countries worldwide. For more information, visit www.kadant.com.