Posted May 16, 2018
International technology group Andritz has been awarded an order by Zellstoff Pöls to optimize operations at its pulp mill in Pöls, Austria.
The tried-and-tested Metris OPP system (OPP: Optimization of Process Performance) from Andritz, which has been used successfully in reference plants all around the world, will be used here.
Metris OPP is an IIoT system developed by Andritz AZand comprises a range of digitally supported tools based on big data analysis to improve industrial processes. The system has been modernized continuously in recent years, and new tools such as artificial intelligence, apps, and so on, have been added. More than 50 international groups are already working with Metris OPP successfully, many of which only began using it in the past two years. The overall net benefit generated by these companies so far with Metris OPP amounts to over 150 million euros.The OPP system, which is used above all in pulp and paper production, detects anomalies and deviations at an early stage by analyzing production data. As a result, countermeasures can be implemented in good time, guaranteeing reliable production and also optimizing operations, including the use of resources.
Zellstoff Pöls AG, one of the biggest producers of elemental chlorine-free (ECF) bleached softwood sulphate pulp in Central and Eastern Europe, is based in Pöls, province of Styria, Austria.