Few industrial facilities consume as much energy as pulp and paper mills. And few industrial facilities experience the periodic, large-scale load spikes found in sawmills. Despite their notable differences, wood, pulpand paper companies have tight operating margins that place a premium on maximizing production while minimizing environmental, safety, and maintenance impacts.
With pulp andpaper, chemical, and process engineers on staff, Cascade has a deep understanding of the wood andpulpand paper industries. Our experts can quickly examine a facility’s equipment and analyze Pi and other process information systems to identify, justify, and implement energy saving opportunities. For pulp and paper plants, this often includes capital projects focused on the pulp mill, bleach plant, refiner system, paper machine, and chemical recovery area that processes black, white, and green liquor, conversion equipment, or water treatment system. In sawmills, there are often opportunities to optimize operations and maintenance (O&M) practices—debarkers, head rigs, arbors, chippers and hogs, dust collection systems, kilns, plywood presses and timber transportation equipment—to reduce leaks, loads, and costs.