Simulation of stock and white water system dynamics of a modern paper mill - a case study

Ismo Laukkanen, Jari Lappalainen, Kaj Juslin

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Abstract

Dynamic process simulation has been adapted as a powerful tool for studying the behaviour of industrial processes operating under transient conditions. The use of simulation in the paper industry, however, has so far been very limited. In this paper, process dynamics of a modem, closed-cycle paper mill was studied using a computational simulation model. The scope of the model was base paper production process, starting from the pulp storage towers and ending to the reel of the paper machine. The model was used in simulation studies including disturbance propagation analyses and grade change studies. The model was also used for operator training purposes. In operator training, a real process control system, Valmet Damatic XD, was used to operate the simulator. All simulation runs were accomplished using the Advanced Paper Mill Simulator (APMS) simulation program. Dynamic process simulation turned out to be a powerful tool for verification of process and automation design as well as for operator training.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the EUROSIM '98 Simulation Congress
EditorsKaj Juslin
PublisherHelsinki University of Technology
Pages130-138
ISBN (Print)952-90-9886-3
Publication statusPublished - 1998
MoE publication typeB3 Non-refereed article in conference proceedings
Event3rd International Congress of the Federation of European Simulation Societes, EUROSIM '98 - Espoo, Finland
Duration: 14 Apr 199815 Apr 1998

Conference

Conference3rd International Congress of the Federation of European Simulation Societes, EUROSIM '98
CountryFinland
CityEspoo
Period14/04/9815/04/98

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