ProJet received an order for the supply of 2 new high pressure showers for the Forming Fabric and the Felt Section from FPC Tissue, TM1. FPC Tissue is located in Concepción, Chile and is since 2016 the proud owner of a Valmet Advantage NTT Machine of 5600mm width and a speed of 2,000m/min.
FPC’s TM1 produces Tissue (15-40gsm) made from 100% virgin fiber The order was received in December 2022. The equipment is scheduled to be delivered in Q2, 2023 and installation & start-up later in July 2023. The value of the order will not be disclosed. The ProJet Cleaners will be installed on the Forming Fabric and on the Transfer Felt on FPC Tissue’s machine. The main 2 reasons for this investment are the superior cleaning efficiency of ProJet Cleaners and enormous savings in water consumption of up to 95%.
The ProCleaner Type F (Forming Fabrics) use a single traversing head that cover the fabrics almost three times as fast as the existing conventional oscillating showers. Furthermore, FPC expects to achieve substantial water savings because the ProJet Cleaner uses only 5.0 ltr/min of water; a conventional shower consumes over 160 l/min.
Furthermore, the Pro Cleaner, Type F, delivers the following operational and performance benefits:
- Substantial cleaning water savings (= operational cost reduction + improved profitability): the Pro Cleaner provides superior cleaning performance, while only consuming 1.3gpm (5.0 liter/min) of water. A conventional oscillating shower consumes over 100gpm of water, leading to substantial more electrical power and waste water treatment costs.
- Water mist elimination is achieved by the application of air knives that contain water mist and contamination, which is discharged through Venturi tubes and finally into a save all pan.
- Targeted cleaning enables an operator to control the Cleaner for not only overall CD fabric/felt cleaning but to also apply targeted zone/strip or edge cleaning.
ProJet understands that each client application is unique. For that reason, ProJet developed an automated ROI-calculator that will be applied to each application and produced paper grade. By contacting firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com ProJet will perform a no-charge ROI calculation of any Forming Fabric, Press Felt or Dryer Fabric application. After inputting the process parameters provided by customers, they will be provided with a ROI-Analysis of each specific application and investment justification.