Case Study: Oakenholt Paper Mill
Yankee sealing solution is dandy
CUSTOMER: SCA Hygene, Oakenholt Paper Mill N. Wales
SCA Hygiene’s on-site maintenance team noticed that wet steam was leaking out of the ‘Yankee drier’ cylinder at the end joints, with the result that the paper was not drying effectively, pressure had to be reduced, and production was therefore compromised. Traditionally the solution would be replacement, but this would have involved a costly, unplanned shutdown, potentially of as much as two weeks, as well as waiting for delivery, plus challenging logistics and lifting equipment requirements.