Fitnir analyzers for Fibria
Fitnir Analyzers Inc., Vancouver, BC, says that Fibria Celulose SA selected a Fitnir on-line liquor analyzer and a Fitnir MC chip moisture analyzer for its Aracruz pulp mill in Espírito Santo state, Brazil. This is the first implementation of Fitnir technology in South America.
As part of its Industry 4.0 transformation, Fibria’s selection of Fitnir’s technology was based on the importance of accurate and relevant data in moving towards a new era in process control where on-line data availability is essential.
“Fitnir’s capability of measuring key properties including moisture, solids, lignin and organic and inorganic solids, as well as the ability to expand to new measurements in the future, was an immense draw for us,” said Estevão Frigini Mai, R&D scientist at Fibria.
“With its high uptime, low maintenance potential and versatility, Fitnir’s technology can be reliably used for advanced process automation today as well as for future automated-cognitive processes to improve efficiencies, quality and, ultimately, productivity and profits,” added Mai.
Project delivery is expected for mid-December 2018, with implementation and start-up in 1Q19.
• Fibria and Brazil’s Suzano Papel e Celulose SA announced they are close to the completion of merger negotiations. The move will result in the creation of the world’s largest pulp company at 11 Mt/y.