Advanced Dryer ControlsCosts & Benefits
|Parent Process: Papermaking|
|Energy Savings Potential||
In a study performed in a US based mill a potential to reduce steam consumption by around 2 tons per hour was identified with the use of the Dryer Management System™ software tool (Kramer et al., 2009. p.101).
|CO2 Emission Reduction Potential|
Corresponding energy cost savings of 2 tph steam reduction were $360,000 annually (2006 dollars). Payback period has been estimated as 3 years based on energy savings alone. This period excludes productivity benefits. In another US based mill annual savings of $263 000 were observed due to energy savings enabled with the use of advanced control systems for paper machines (Kramer et al., 2009. p.101).
Advanced Dryer Controls Publications
This Energy Guide discusses energy efficiency practices and energy-efficient technologies that can be implemented at the component, process, facility, and organizational levels.