Vendors collaborate for improved pulp mill control

Honeywell and BTG Instruments combine specialized sensors and APC functions to improve fiberline control.

02/23/2010


Honeywell Process Solutions has announced it is collaborating with BTG Instruments, a supplier of high-quality instruments for the pulp and paper industry, to help optimize fiberline control in pulp mills. Honeywell will integrate its Profit Controller suite of advanced process control (APC) applications with BTG's line of sensors and analyzers.

The company says that pulp mills will be able to improve fiberline operations by incorporating environmental and quality aspects into their control systems. This additional information helps ensure the right amounts of chemicals, energy, and fiber are used throughout batch and continuous cooking, thermo mechanical pulping, and bleaching processes.

Profit Controller is Honeywell's multivariable control and optimization software for complex and highly interactive industrial processes, such as pulping operations. The technology provides all necessary tools to design, implement, and maintain multiple applications to improve process control to the maximum economic benefit.

"We have already seen significant interest from both existing and new customers as a result of this collaboration because mills have struggled for many years to incorporate the right information into their control systems," says Rick Van Fleet, global pulping APC solutions manager for Honeywell Process Solutions. "Combining Profit Controller's optimization qualities with the visibility provided by BTG's products will make efficient pulp mill fiberline control a reality."

BTG provides a wide range of instruments for pulp and paper processes such as consistency control, chemical, mechanical and recycled pulping, stock preparation, and wet-end process control. Honeywell says that by working through Profit Controller, BTG sensors and analyzers can integrate with Honeywell's Experion Process Knowledge System and other distributed control systems to help mills save fiber, energy and chemical costs while improving production efficiency and paper quality.

"Our customers often ask us to provide advanced control strategies that complement our products," says Tom Biazzo, product manager, BTG Instruments. "Mills will now be able to take full advantage of the online measurements we provide combined with Honeywell's pulping APC solutions. It really is a collaborative effort that will pay off for our customers immediately."

 

-Edited by Peter Welander, process industries editor, PWelander@cfemedia.com
Control Engineering Process & Advanced Control Monthly eNewsletter
Register here to select your choice of free eNewsletters .





No comments
The Engineers' Choice Awards highlight some of the best new control, instrumentation and automation products as chosen by...
Each year, a panel of Control Engineering editors and industry expert judges select the System Integrator of the Year Award winners.
The Engineering Leaders Under 40 program identifies and gives recognition to young engineers who...
Learn how to increase device reliability in harsh environments and decrease unplanned system downtime.
This eGuide contains a series of articles and videos that considers theoretical and practical; immediate needs and a look into the future.
Learn how to create value with re-use; gain productivity with lean automation and connectivity, and optimize panel design and construction.
Go deep: Automation tackles offshore oil challenges; Ethernet advice; Wireless robotics; Product exclusives; Digital edition exclusives
Lost in the gray scale? How to get effective HMIs; Best practices: Integrate old and new wireless systems; Smart software, networks; Service provider certifications
Fixing PID: Part 2: Tweaking controller strategy; Machine safety networks; Salary survey and career advice; Smart I/O architecture; Product exclusives
The Ask Control Engineering blog covers all aspects of automation, including motors, drives, sensors, motion control, machine control, and embedded systems.
Look at the basics of industrial wireless technologies, wireless concepts, wireless standards, and wireless best practices with Daniel E. Capano of Diversified Technical Services Inc.
Join this ongoing discussion of machine guarding topics, including solutions assessments, regulatory compliance, gap analysis...
This is a blog from the trenches – written by engineers who are implementing and upgrading control systems every day across every industry.
IMS Research, recently acquired by IHS Inc., is a leading independent supplier of market research and consultancy to the global electronics industry.

Find and connect with the most suitable service provider for your unique application. Start searching the Global System Integrator Database Now!

Case Study Database

Case Study Database

Get more exposure for your case study by uploading it to the Control Engineering case study database, where end-users can identify relevant solutions and explore what the experts are doing to effectively implement a variety of technology and productivity related projects.

These case studies provide examples of how knowledgeable solution providers have used technology, processes and people to create effective and successful implementations in real-world situations. Case studies can be completed by filling out a simple online form where you can outline the project title, abstract, and full story in 1500 words or less; upload photos, videos and a logo.

Click here to visit the Case Study Database and upload your case study.