Runtech Systems delivers a vacuum system to Sonoco Stainland

Runtech Systems delivers a RunEco vacuum system rebuild Sonoco Cores and Paper Limited Stainland mill in United Kingdom. The delivery includes a RunEco EP600 Turbo Blower with ABB motor and drive, transformer, new EcoSep pre-separators, EcoFlow dewatering measurements and detailed engineering.

“With today’s energy challenges and the aim to lower carbon footprint it is even more important that our Turbo Blowers are very economical to own and operate. A tailored solution with flexible and variable capacity can help balance supply and demand, leading to optimized dewatering and minimized power consumption.” says Jussi Lahtinen, Sales Director, Runtech Systems.

“Runtech vacuum system concept is very interesting for us because by using Ecoflows we can actually see how much vacuum is needed. We started the project by doing a Runtech vacuum audit and after that pre-engineering including the 3D scan and 3D modelling of the existing vacuum system. Pre-engineering gave us all necessary information to calculate the project costs and ROI accurately. Now we are able to execute the project much quicker when a big part of the engineering is already done so good pre-engineering saves also time,” says Peter Donnelly, Mill Manager, Sonoco Board Mill, Stainland, Halifax.

Environmentally friendly and energy efficient, RunEco vacuum system provides a reliable, completely water free vacuum solution. Less energy and no water contribute to lower CO2 emissions and smaller environmental footprint. EP Turbo Blowers are always variable speed and capacity, which allows the vacuum system to be optimized quickly without bleed air and with minimal throttling and expansion losses. With integrated high-speed motor controlled by a frequency converter, rotation speed and vacuum level can be adjusted according to the process requirements.

EcoFlow dewatering measurement provides accurate real-time feedback about the dewatering performance along the paper machine which can be used to optimize dewatering and vacuum levels in the forming and press sections.

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