Plant Optimization Services
A reliable steam system requires preventative maintenance. This consists of identifying and correcting potential problems before they cause a shutdown. It does not take many hours of downtime to show the value of a proper, professional, proactive, preventative maintenance program.
Such a program begins with identifying the potential problems. This is where Kadant Johnson can help you. A steam system check-up by Kadant Johnson will not only help you to keep the steam system running, but also help you to keep the steam system running at its peak efficiency.
Kadant Johnson offers two engineering services to meet the needs of your corrugating plant: Corrugator Steam System Audit and Comprehensive Steam System Audit.
Corrugator Steam System Audit
The Kadant Johnson Corrugator Steam System Audit focuses on all of the essential steam system components of the corrugating machine. Faulty components can result not only in low energy efficiency, but also in low production, poor quality, high waste, and high operating costs. Many steam system audits consist of simple steam trap surveys. The Kadant Johnson audits go much farther than this and includes a detailed review of the following equipment and processes:
- Steam main and drop legs
- Single facers
- Triple stack pre-heater
- Medium preconditioners
- Double facer temperature control loop
- Double facer cross-over loop
- Starch kitchen
- Steam traps
- Condensate pumping stations
Comprehensive Steam System Audit
A Comprehensive Steam System Audit from Kadant Johnson includes a Corrugator Steam System Audit as well as an audit of the boiler and auxiliary systems including:
- High-pressure receiver
- Feed water system
- Water treatment
- Water softener
- Clean-up stations
- Blow down
A complete audit should be conducted following a major installation or upgrade.
Each Kadant Johnson audit includes a pre-audit technical review, operational review and equipment check, a post-audit summary presentation, and a comprehensive report of the audit findings. The findings are prioritized ranging from items requiring immediate correction to those that are improvement opportunities. The audit report also provides benchmarks for the audit findings, comparing the plant to industry averages and best practices. This serves as a roadmap for follow-up actions.
Corrugator Steam System Training
In addition to conducting corrugator steam system and boiler room audits, Kadant Johnson can provide training for your operating personnel for proper and efficient operation of steam systems.
Training programs cover the following topics:
- Steam system overview
- Steam system component descriptions
- System walk-through
- Recommended daily, weekly, and monthly inspections
- Steam trap operation and maintenance
- Rotary joint and syphon operation and maintenance