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Approximately 95 percent of production is exported, of which around 80 percent goes to European markets. The remaining 20 percent is sold outside of Europe. Most of this volume is produced on PM 11. In spring of 2015, Sappi began work on the rebuild of the Gratkorn mill's liquor boiler. From an environmental perspective, the objective was a decrease in noise pollution and in NOx/SO2 emissions above and beyond current requirements. In total, Euro 70 million (US$77 million) was invested in upgrading the mill's paper pulp production facilities and PM 11 to further improve paper quality to meet current and future customer requirements. By summer 2015, with the majority of the reconstruction done, the plant was already running at levels of about 90-95 percent capacity, with some further fine-tuning measures required in order to reach full load. AUTOMATION TRANSITION A key element of the upgrade included refreshing the automation technology, with the anticipated benefits of quality improvements and reduction of off-spec production. Plant management wanted to improve TECHNOLOGY SPECIFICS Specific automation technology upgrades at the Gratkorn mill included: * Experion MX quality control system (QCS), Honeywell. The system is designed to help papermakers improve paper quality while reducing maintenance and service costs. * Experion PKS with PMD controller, an automation system for controlling processes, machinery and drives (PMD), integrated with Experion PKS, to provide a single, comprehensive automation solution. * Honeywell Uniformance PHD (process history database), which makes timely data visible at the production level and enterprise-wide by collecting, storing, and replaying historical and continuous plant process data. * Safety Manager, which unifies critical safety process data with process control information, providing single-window access for operation and maintenance. The site's MXOpen QCS systems migrated to Experion MX and the TP Alcont DCS migrated to Experion PKS. PMD and PHD were upgraded to the latest versions. With the addition of Honeywell's Safety Manager, Sappi Gratkorn has a fully integrated solution based on the Experion platform for PM 11. operator effectiveness with a modernized automation platform while still continuing to communicate with other legacy automation products in the same production line. As legacy DCS and QCS systems become more difficult and costly to support, Sappi Gratkorn management relied on their Works great on paper. automation partner to provide cost-effective, efficient upgrade paths that would enable a step-by-step transition for the most critical components. The migration of Gratkorn's legacy Honeywell DCS, with more than 12,000 IO points, had a very short time frame for completion in order Essco's best-in-class doctor blades, holders, and maintenance programs help some of the world's largest and fastest paper machines deliver consistent, trouble-free performance. It's a doctor solution that literally works great on paper. And it's not bad for your bottom line either. PH: 920.494.3480 || 800.835.7134 || esscoincorporated.com ABRASIVE 48 CARBON FIBER Paper360º 1SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 816865_Essco.indd 2016 FIBERGLASS M E TA L PLASTIC www.tappi.org 09/06/16 1:01 am http://www.esscoincorporated.com http://www.esscoincorporated.com http://www.tappi.org

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Paper360 - September/October 2016

Setpoint
Over the Wire
Agenda 2020 Launches ‘Roadmaps’ to Efficiency, Sustainability, and New Product Goals
RBI: Transforming to Meet the Industry’s Research Needs
Paper Schools: Forging the Future
PPI Top 100
RISI’s Latin American CEO of the Year
Automation Upgrade Helps Sappi Gratkorn Perform
Innovative Direct Drive in a Turnkey-rebuilt Project
Klingele Papierwerke Saves Money, ‘Foils’ Stickies
TAPPI Journal Summaries
Life Cycle of the US Paper Industry
TAPPI News
ASPI News
Index of Advertisers
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Paper360 - September/October 2016 - Setpoint
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Paper360 - September/October 2016 - Over the Wire
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Paper360 - September/October 2016 - Agenda 2020 Launches ‘Roadmaps’ to Efficiency, Sustainability, and New Product Goals
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Paper360 - September/October 2016 - RBI: Transforming to Meet the Industry’s Research Needs
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Paper360 - September/October 2016 - Paper Schools: Forging the Future
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Paper360 - September/October 2016 - PPI Top 100
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Paper360 - September/October 2016 - RISI’s Latin American CEO of the Year
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Paper360 - September/October 2016 - Automation Upgrade Helps Sappi Gratkorn Perform
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Paper360 - September/October 2016 - Innovative Direct Drive in a Turnkey-rebuilt Project
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Paper360 - September/October 2016 - Klingele Papierwerke Saves Money, ‘Foils’ Stickies
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Paper360 - September/October 2016 - TAPPI Journal Summaries
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Paper360 - September/October 2016 - Life Cycle of the US Paper Industry
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Paper360 - September/October 2016 - TAPPI News
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Paper360 - September/October 2016 - ASPI News
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Paper360 - September/October 2016 - Index of Advertisers
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