PACWEST 2021 virtual conference brings together Canadian mill managers, engineers and suppliers to explore the latest innovations within the wood fibre industries for optimisation of processing and production. Keit’s Product & Application Manager, Dr. Jonathon Speed, presents on Thursday, 3rd June 2021 (8:30am-11am PST) “An On-line and Real-time Process Analyzer for Control in Pulp & Paper Manufacturing” scheduled in Session C. Automation & Controls.
Dr. Speed will present a technical overview of the latest analytical technology for analysing the Kraft process utilising the IRmadillo. The IRmadillo was designed to function in harsh, caustic & challenging industrial environments. Unlike standard process analyzers, it can be installed directly on-line or in-line with manufacturing process lines throughout the Kraft process. Jonathon will go into further details on this innovation in spectroscopic design to enable on-line monitoring for real-time control of pulp & paper processes. His presentation will include:
- Direct comparison of the static-optics spectrometer with near infrared (NIR), Raman and a traditional FTIR spectrometer
- Performance of the instrument in a range of chemicals of relevance to the Kraft process specifically as well as other additives or high-cost chemical monitoring
- Demonstrate the differentiation and quantitation of sodium sulfate and sodium sulfite simultaneously in aqueous mixtures
- Explore the application of the technology in green liquor monitoring to unlock and improve process control and savings
About Keit Spectrometers and the IRmadillo Analysers
Keit has created the family of IRmadillo mid-infrared instruments to provide in-line process analysis of liquids over a variety of operating environments – including those most challenging. They are built tough with fixed sampling probes and a vibration-tolerant design. The IRmadillo enables real-time process analysis of liquids in environments that challenge standard instrumentation enabling process optimisation & cost savings.