DCS checkout and operator training simulator will be developed by ANDRITZ Automation
(PRESS RELEASE) GRAZ, Austria, 28-Feb-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Technology Group ANDRITZ has announced its Brazilian subsidiary ANDRITZ Brasil Ltda. has been awarded a contract for the supply of dynamic simulation solutions to major paper for packaging producer Klabin for their Puma II pulp mill project in Ortigueira, Paraná, Brazil.
In particular, ANDRITZ Automation division will be in charge for development of the dynamic simulation models, DCS checkout (DCS logic test and validation) and operator training simulator (OTS). The group’s proprietary simulation tool IDEAS™ will be in use to model the recovery boiler #2 and power boiler #2, both supplied by ANDRITZ, as well as the evaporator #2, which was supplied by another vendor. The Brazilian paper producer Klabin will aim at achieving a faster and smoother start-up by relying on simulated models to test and verify process design concepts, identify and correct errors in the control logic and provide realistic, hands-on training modules for the operators. Furthermore, the simulator will allow training of operators on the core processes in a risk-free environment prior to operating the actual plant.
The machines at Klabin’s Puma II pulp mill project in Ortigueira will be having total capacity of 920,000 tons per year of kraftliner papers. By 2023, the estimated investment in the Puma II project will be in the 2 billion euros range. As of today, Klabin’s Puma unit already produces bleached pulp (short fiber, long fiber and fluff) where its annual capacity is of 1.6 million tons.
Leonardo Alves, Application and Sales Manager in Brazil for the ANDRITZ Automation division comments on Klabin choosing again IDEAS as their main simulation tool for their Puma II project:
“The well proven ANDRITZ IDEAS simulation tool has been used during commissioning, start-up and training in almost all pulp & paper greenfield projects in Brazil since 2002. We are very proud that Klabin decided again to choose IDEAS as the main simulation tool for the Puma II project. IDEAS’ incomparable technology, its unique training platform as well as the outstanding results from the Puma°I project, where ANDRITZ supplied simulation tools for key process areas in addition to major equipment and technologies, were decisive in award of the order to ANDRITZ. Today, IDEAS software is also used to create digital twins of client mills. These digital twins run online. This kind of application can be used to measure the conditions and/or physical characteristics of a process and provide virtual measurements where real-world measurements are impossible, thus real-time plant optimization has become a reality.”
In addition, Klabin’s Puma II project will also receive from ANDRITZ energy-efficient and environmentally friendly pulp production technologies and key process equipment, including the wood processing plant, recovery boiler, power boiler and white liquor plant.
ANDRITZ in brief
ANDRITZ is active and with leading positions in the hydropower business, the pulp and paper industry, the metal working and steel industries, and in solid/liquid separation in the municipal and industrial segments. The company is headquartered in Graz, Austria, having almost 170 years of experience, employing some 29,700 employees across more than 280 locations in over 40 countries globally.
More about Klabin
The largest producer and exporter of paper for packaging in Brazil, Klabin was founded in 1899 and is currently operating across 18 industrial sites in Brazil and one in Argentina. The company is the only business that offers one-stop shop solutions in hardwood, softwood and fluff pulp as well as being the leader in corrugated board packaging and industrial bags.
HEAD OF CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS