Paper Industry

Paper Industry spray nozzle protection at UK mill, Shotton Paper

Paper Industry spray nozzle protection at UK Paper mill, Shotton Paper. Automatic filtration ensures the paper mill keeps manufacturing at the maximum rate.

Paper Industry spray nozzle protection at UK mill, Shotton Paper

Technical Specifications

Sub Application Paper Industry spray nozzle protection recycled water filtration
Water Treatment 1 x Bollfilter Automatic Type 6.18 with Steel Casing
Flow Rate 173 m3/h
Filtration Level 100 micron
Client UPM-Kymmene Group

Paper Industry spray nozzle protection UK, Shotton Paper Mill

Paper Industry spray nozzle protection. Automatic filtration ensures the paper mill keeps manufacturing at the maximum rate.

When it was opened in the mid 1980s, the Shotton Paper mill marked a new era in the British paper industry as the first UK manufacturer of newsprint.

Although the mill originally manufactured newsprint from a pulp mix of renewable resources, the plant was converted in 2003 and now uses 100% recycled paper. Today more than 600,000 tonnes of waste paper is collected and recycled each year.  Saving landfill space and avoiding the need for incineration.

During the manufacturing process, waste water goes through a complex process of treatment, clarification and filtration before recycling or pumping back to the river.

The recycled water is used as washwater, sprayed through nozzles to clean sludge from equipment used to produce fertiliser or fuel cakes.

Any particulates in the water can block the fine spray nozzles, causing inconvenience and downtime. So, as part of a recent plant expansion programme, UPM Shotton has installed an BOLLFILTER Automatic system to provide fine filtration of wash water. Paper industry spray nozzle protection is an area of technical interest for Bollfilter.

Andrew Bronnert, UPM Plant Engineer, has been pleased with the Bollfilter installation. “Since it was installed, the filter has operated without problems. It is set to automatically backflush to remove any debris and has not required cleaning or maintenance.” Download printable Case Study.

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