Kadant Johnson starts up steam system for Norampac's Drummondville mill in Canada

Posted May 12, 2016
May 13, 2016. /Lesprom Network/. Kadant Johnson Inc., a subsidiary of Kadant Inc., successfully started up its ThermoMax® steam system at Norampac's corrugated packaging plant in Drummondville, Quebec, Canada. The new corrugator line was part of a $26 million modernization project that doubled the production capacity of the plant, as the company said in the press release received by Lesprom Network.

The corrugator has a face-width of 110” and is designed to operate at sustained speeds of 450 mpm. It is the first of its kind in Canada.

Kadant Johnson's scope of supply included its ThermoMax steam system for the single facers, triple pre-heater stack, and hotplate sections; a PLC control system with operator stations; boiler room controls; variable moisture steam shower supply systems; engineering services; and system commissioning.

The ThermoMax steam system features supervisory control logic to ensure consistent production and reliable operations. Operators have high visibility into the system through a graphical interface.

Norampac is a division of Cascades Canada Inc. The Drummondville plant produces and converts corrugated packaging from linerboard and medium.

Kadant Inc. is a leading supplier to the global pulp and paper industry and process industries worldwide.



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