NBK Application - Steam and Condensate Systems for Papermaking
Papermaking dates back to 8 BCE in China, where it was manually made out of materials like fishing nets, mulberry, rags, and hemp waste. In the third century, paper became more widespread, but it wasn't until the 8th century when the process was revolutionized and something resembling commercial production was born in the Middle East. Truly modernized production did not begin until the 19th century in Europe and wood pulp then became the standard material base. Today's mills are not a far cry from the original process. Pulp is refined and mixed with water. The resulting slurry is distributed onto a moving screen where it is then drained, pressed, dried and rolled into sheets.
Our customer builds custom steam and condensate systems that are used in the paper making process. They had previously used sight glass tubes which suffered leaks and fractures and did not provide good long term visibility. All of these limitations were overcome by implementing the rugged KOBOLD NBK which offers high visibility indication.