Metso, a world leading industrial company, with many locations throughout the Americas, was selected in 2015 as the main supplier of Metsä Fibre’s next-generation bioproduct mill valve solutions. Preparations for the start-up are currently under way in Äänekoski, Finland. Start-up is scheduled for late summer, 2017.
Metso have worked in close collaboration to select valve solutions to keep all the mill’s processes operating reliably. Metso has supplied the customer with about 3,000 valves and related devices and has also signed agreements on comprehensive maintenance and spare parts services.
Metso has supplied the new mill with Neles® ball valves, segment and butterfly valves for on-off and control applications and Neldisc® butterfly valves for manual on-off duty. The control valves are equipped with Neles® ND9000 series valve controllers, which have the capability for advanced performance follow-up and also enable predictive maintenance planning activities.