How is this possible? We call it optimization.
Our optimization engineers are creative and single-minded. They love to improve processes, and they love a good challenge. Meeting that challenge is profitable for you. Our engineers analyze every algorithm, input and output to identify production disturbances, to find improvement opportunities, and to deliver profitability. When they have reviewed and evaluated every detail, they provide recommendations that tell you the exact financial return you can expect from each improvement.
Get the most money in your pocket
Your return on investment from the Fingerprint is realized when the implementation and sustaining phases of the optimization process are put to work. The three-phase process: diagnose, implement, sustain
1. Fingerprint: Diagnostic phase to benchmark current performance and provide a basis for evaluating and identifying improvement opportunities. The resulting diagnostic report provides improvement
recommendations and associated ROI.
2. Implement Recommendations: This phase is based on the plan derived from the Fingerprint to resolve identified performance issues. Corrective activities are completed.
3. Sustain Performance Improvement: Following implementation, periodic checks, continuous monitoring and ongoing attention to performance status, assures that gains are maintained and continues the improvement process.
Saving starts with a Fingerprint
An ABB performance diagnostic Fingerprint service is the first step to optimizing your paper-making assets – and big savings. A wide range of Fingerprint services are available to address specific areas of your mill, with new services constantly in development.
The following Fingerprint services are available today
|Fingerprint||Savings Potential per Area|
|Industrial Boiler||$50,000 – $250,000|
|Batch Digester||not documented|
|Loop Performance||$90,000 – $220,000|
|Stock Approach||$45,000 – $160,000|
|Paper Machine ||$150,000 – $350,000|
|Off-Machine Coater||$75,000 – $175,000|
|Pulp Dryer ||$100,000 – $250,000|
|Supercalender ||$100,000 – $250,000|
|Tissue Machine ||$150,000 – $350,000|
|Color ||$150,000 – $210,000 |
|Transition MD Grade Change ||$60,000 – $120,000|
|Profile Grade ||$35,000 – $110,000|
|Transition Profile Recovery|| $70,000 – $150,000|
|Paper Machine Drives Runnability ||not documented|
|Paper Machine Drives Speed|| not documented|