Valmet to supply devices to Irani Papel-e-Embalagem

Valmet DNA automation system and IQ quality control system will enhance the efficiency of Irani Papel e Embalagem

Valmet to supply automation and quality control systems to Irani Papel e Embalagem in Brazil.

Valmet will supply Valmet DNA Automation System and Valmet IQ Quality Control System to Irani Papel e Embalagem (Irani) for their Gaia Platform at Vargem Bonita Mill, located in Santa Catarina state, Brazil. Irani selected Valmet’s automation system based on good references in technology, service support and low ownership costs. The installation is scheduled to start in September 2022.

The order was included in Valmet’s orders received of the third quarter 2021. The value of the order is not disclosed.

“We are investing in advanced and proven technologies in our Gaia Platform, with the objective of increasing competitiveness, production capacity and energy efficiency. We look forward to continuing the cooperation with Valmet on the automation system to take the factory to a new level,” says Henrique Zugman, paper and forestry businesses officer at Irani.

“We are delighted to be selected to provide our automation solution to Irani’s GAIA I Project. It will ensure them an easier, more efficient and secure operation and maintenance through common user interface and engineering environment,” says Simone Almeida, application manager for automation systems in Valmet’s Automation business line, South America.

Technical details about the delivery

Valmet’s delivery includes the design, engineering, manufacturing, factory acceptance test and installation of Valmet DNA Automation System. The distributed control system (DCS) will cover the recovery boiler, causticizing, utilities, evaporation and cooking areas. All controls are in one platform that allows users an easy access to the data and efficient collaboration. The future-proof solution supports the extensions of Valmet Industrial Internet applications.

The Valmet IQ Quality Control System (QCS) will be supplied for the rebuild of winder in Irani’s paper machine 2. Valmet IQ Scanners provide accurate and stable sheet quality measurements in demanding machine conditions, improving paper quality and efficiency while reducing costs.

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