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1. Recognize that possibly 60 percent of
all steam showers in service are operating
marginally or ineffectively. The true cost of
running a unit should be evaluated against
the anticipated benefits, considering the
total steam cost including make-up water
and boiler operation.
2. Determine the direct operating and
maintenance costs associated with your
system. Can the machine run slower (and
produce a good product) without using a
steam shower? Are there headbox issues, formation problems, low vacuum, white water
temperature or crown issues? What about
other options for improving consistency, i.e.,
exhaust heat recovery or a hot air knife? Be
sure to consider the total cost of operating
a steam shower unit versus sheet quality
improvements alone. Does your steam shower
mask other process operational issues?
3. Identify a technical specialist to collect
basic data and information about your steam
shower system and machine conditions.
Parent Reel & Roll Packaging/Handling
Flexibility to meet your needs
Mechadyne Machine, Inc.
is a global supplier of Roll
and Packaging equipment/
in roll-form products,
Mechadyne provides high
quality equipment and
integrated systems that help
lower costs and improve
efﬁciencies in both the
primary manufacturing and
the converting segments of
the pulp, paper, paperboard
and tissue industries.
Mechadyne Machine Inc.
434 Industrial Park Road
Cartersville, Georgia 30121
4. Ongoing inspection and repair, as with
any other complex process system, should be
considered essential to assure good performance. Should you continue to use a complex
system that may be more expensive to operate
and manage than you realize, and should
you hire an expert to conduct a thorough
5. Review vendor information and drawings of the steam system and controls.
6. Utilize the data and information contained herein to: review performance of
the specific machine, help identify specific
anomaly conditions, and as a training tool
for newer employees.
7. Facilities currently experiencing performance issues may want to consider conducting a more controlled trial to determine if
the recommendations discussed herein can
definitely improve results.
8. Operating experiences on several similar machines could be shared in an effort to
develop a more comprehensive list of maintenance practices and operating guidelines for
your mill and/or company. An objective could
be to include steam shower performance data
from similar machines into a comprehensive
report as a benchmarking tool.
Gary Wamsley is President of JoGar Energy
Services, specializing in energy assessments and
process systems reviews for industrial plants.
Contact him at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cutshall, Keith, Uniform Papers, Inc. TAPPI: Survival
Guide for Steam Showers.
Honeywell ASCA, Inc. Devronizer Steam Showers.
Metso-VIB Apparatebau GmbH. Steam Profiler
Wells, Phillip, Wells Enterprises, Inc. TAPPI:
Optimizing Steam Showers.
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MTorres is a manufacturer of high quality,
highly automated unwinds and splicers for
many converting industries, including tissue
and nonwovens. We offer a unique advantage
to the unwinding process, something that is
often overlooked. All of our unwinds are center
driven, not belt driven. This enables us to offer
better control of the reel during the winding
process, eliminates the possibility of "marking"
the roll, especially with TAD or other structured
tissue, and reduces the dust of other systems.
Our splicing takes place at zero speed,
ensuring extremely high splice reliability and
less wasted paper. Our tension
control is another key to our
success, and something that is
unique to our equipment.
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BOTHELL - WA (USA)
21520 30th Drive SE, Suite 210
Bothell, WA 98021
Phone: (+1) 425-948-2700
Fax: (+1) 425-984-2735
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Tissue Industry News
Spraying Systems Co
Success in New Hampshire: Gorham P&T Optimizes New Tissue Machine Production to Premium Quality
OpTest Equipment. Inc.
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Improve the Effectiveness of Your Steam Showers
Mechadyne Machine, Inc
Myron L Company
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