Tissue World Magazine
Alexandra Stuthridge, Technical Business Manager, BioProducts Institute (BPI)

Metsä Tissue has invested in its Mänttä mill in Finland after signing up Valmet to supply automation for the site’s liquefied natural gas delivery.

Valmet will supply an automation system update and expansion for Nordic energy company Gasum’s project at the plant.

It will see the mill replace liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) with Gasum’s low-emission liquefied natural gas (LNG) in the burners of the drying processes on its tissue machines.

The system renewal will be delivered in June 2019.

Valmet’s automation system will be used to control the burners of the drying processes and manage a gas terminal that will be connected to Valmet’s data collection application.

The supplier said the delivery will standardise and optimise the tissue drying process and quality management.

Valmet’s delivery includes automation controls with DNA Modbus links to the burner and gas terminal PLCs as well as necessary DNA I/O expansions on the tissue machine automation systems.

The delivery also includes DNA software updates and expansions in the process air systems and drying power control systems of the tissue machines.

Gasum will carry out the modifications needed for the fuel switch as well as all equipment installation.