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ANDRITZ AUTOMATION concludes another modernization project successfully in the process control engineering sector at Hamburger Containerboard in Pitten, Austria


ANDRITZ AUTOMATION, part of international technology group ANDRITZ, has successfully concluded complete modernization of the process control system for a steam boiler at the Hamburger Containerboard mill in Pitten, Austria.

Based on the ANDRITZ “upgrade on-the-fly” concept, the complete process control system for the existing boiler, which has been operated as standby boiler since 1993 and is equipped with an S5 control system, was replaced within a very short time. Thanks to this concept and a comprehensive FAT (Factory Acceptance Test) together with the Hamburger Containerboard operating personnel, all four boilers in boiler house 3 were fired successfully five days before scheduled start-up, and high-quality steam was produced for the paper machine.

After successful upgrade of the entire PM3 and system upgrades of pulping lines 2, 3, and 4, as well as of the PM4 auxiliaries station by ANDRITZ AUTOMATION, start-up of the boiler was an important milestone for Hamburger Containerboard in bringing the mill’s entire process control system up to a uniform, modern standard. Hamburger Containerboard produces 445,000 tons of corrugated base board from 100% waste paper in Pitten.

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The ANDRITZ GROUP is a globally leading supplier of plants, equipment, and services for hydropower stations, the pulp and paper industry, the metalworking and steel industries, and solid/liquid separation in the municipal and industrial sectors. The publicly listed, international technology Group is headquartered in Graz, Austria, and has a staff of around 23,800 employees. ANDRITZ operates over 250 production sites as well as service and sales companies all around the world. The ANDRITZ GROUP ranks among the global market leaders in all four of its business areas. One of the Group’s overall strategic goals is to strengthen and extend this position. At the same time, the company aims to secure the continuation of profitable growth in the long term.

ANDRITZ AUTOMATION helps the operators of industrial plants all over the world to deliver their plant’s full potential by maximizing performance, minimizing costs, and optimizing operations. The experienced team at ANDRITZ AUTOMATION specializes in designing electrical equipment as well as control and instrumentation systems and uses globally leading simulation, process control, and training tools here. ANDRITZ AUTOMATION is technological leader in several industries (including pulp and paper, oil sands, mining, lime, chemicals, and energy).

Specifically developed design and operating concept from ANDRITZ AUTOMATION for the PM3 control room at Hamburger Containerboard, Austria.

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