Advanced dryer control systems enable the control of dryer system set points and process parameters to reduce steam use and improve productivity1.
One US study of dryer control software reported use of the technology led to significant reductions in steam requirements. Savings were estimated at US$360,000 annually with a 3–4 year return on investment. The company also reported significant improvement with product quality and throughput. 2
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- Kramer, K., et al. 2009. Energy Efficiency Improvement and Cost Saving Opportunities for the Pulp and Paper Industry (Report No. LBNL-2268E), Ernest Orlando Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA, p100 (Opens in a new window) PDF 2.3 MB ↩
- US EPA (2010) Available and Emerging Technologies for Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions from the Pulp and Paper Manufacturing Industry (Opens in a new window) PDF 424 KB ↩