Eldon enclosures protect automation and control equipment for pulp and paper processes

Optimum results depend on how well pulp and paper industry manufacturers manage their process automation and control as well as energy management, boiler and combustion control, power and steam distribution, wastewater treatment, material handling, grinding applications, plus data collection and reporting.

There are many systems integrators supporting the pulp and paper industry by offering to optimize production and energy efficiency and to help use the information in process automation and control systems to enable operators to make the best decisions.

Eldon offers a wide range of wall mounted and floor standing enclosures and accessories in mild steel and stainless steel 304 and 316. The enclosures can be fitted with cooling solutions and are designed for harsh and hazardous environments. Special coating, as well as complete customization, can be provided easily.

Staying ahead in a competitive market
All pulp and paper mills are different, but they share common issues: tough global competition, increasing production costs and tougher environmental regulations. Actions required to succeed in the marketplace include streamlining manufacturing processes and minimizing raw material costs as well as energy and water consumption.

Optimum results depend on how well pulp and paper industry manufacturers manage their process automation and control as well as energy management, boiler and combustion control, power and steam distribution, wastewater treatment, material handling, grinding applications, plus data collection and reporting.

Nothing in a mill will be conveyed, ground, classified, pumped, processed, calcined or dried if the automation and control system fails to deliver the right operational information, which requires fully functional systems. A fully functional system depends on safe and reliable protection of electronic and electrical equipment by the right enclosures solutions. And, since the pulp and paper process environment comprises wide use of chlorine, sodium hydroxide and other corrosive chemicals, plus wood and paper dusts, in extremes of temperature and humidity, enclosures must comply fully with required specifications and standards. Otherwise, equipment that is supposed to be protected can become degraded and present explosion hazards.

Slow growth, but there is hope
In general, the global paper markets show stable growth, but at a very low level. However, despite increasing transition to digital media in mature markets, various sources predict increased consumption of industrial goods and rising production in emerging markets, which could improve the expected low-level growth.

The consequence for pulp and paper manufacturers is, therefore, a continued need to increase competitiveness through production optimization and minimization of waste and environmental impact. The latter is key since consumers are very sensitive towards harmful environmental consequences, and if this issue is not taken seriously, negative public opinion will most likely backfire.

Vital to staying successful is to apply sound process control and automation strategies that help the business run smoothly. Pulp and paper production is highly capital intensive and relies heavily on automated, efficient processes. Potential upgrades and improvements, therefore, create a relatively big potential for the systems enhancements and thereby a continued need for the right enclosures.

Eldon’s contribution to the Pulp and Paper Industry
Eldon’s solutions for various automation and control applications within pulp or paper mills include a wide range of wall mounted and floor standing enclosures in different dimensions, with different fixing options and a wide range of accessories. The enclosures are available in mild steel and stainless steel 304 and 316 and are designed for harsh and hazardous environments.

To further support customers within or delivering to the pulp and paper industry, Eldon offers modification possibilities of the standard product range plus assembly services meaning that customer specific accessories can be pre-mounted at the Eldon factory.

 


User/Customer Needs Eldon’s Response

The right material for each manufacturing process Eldon provides stainless steel enclosures in both the 304 and 316 types of stainless steel, since there are two ways to produces pulp; either mechanical or chemical. For bleaching, chlorine solutions is needed in the process, which also requires the 316 grade

Helping system integrators Eldon offers different accessories and solution ranges that are a substantial aid for system integrators, like the possibility of using 19” swing frames together with a mounting plate

Maximum versatility The same type of enclosure can be used both for control and power and distribution purposes

Industry specific climate control solutions Eldon solutions for climate control vary from filter fans to air conditioning units and heat exchangers, in order to provide the most accurate solution

Detailed documentation available rapidly All required technical information, such as CAD drawings in 2D and 3D, mounting instructions and certificates, is available on the Eldon web site for standard products.