Valmet acquires USbased Enertechnix

VALMET HAS ACQUIRED ENERTECHNIX, A HIGH-TECH COMBUStion diagnostics and monitoring technology company based in Washington, USA. The company develops technologies for boiler imaging and temperature measurement. The value of the acquisition was not disclosed. The company employs approximately 20 people.

The acquisition complements Valmet’s automation offering for the pulp and paper, and energy industries, by offering more comprehensive solutions to improve the efficiency, availability and safety of recovery and power boilers, including:

• High-resolution IR camera systems with diagnostics software to provide superior on-line visibility and temperature analysis. They are able to see through obscuring dust and gas to depths of 24 metres, allowing monitoring of developments anywhere in the combustion chamber.

• A non-contact acoustic pyrometer that obtains highly accurate, instantaneous, gas-temperature profiles in any area of the boiler.

• A visible-wavelength, lightweight, fully-digital imaging system that provides high-resolution HD video quality and unprecedented operational views of extreme high-temperature processes such as in kilns, boilers, furnaces and more. Image processing software provides additional information from the networked cameras.

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