The ABB Cook/C Continuous Digester Fingerprint identifies operation bottlenecks and opportunities for improvements in the continuous cooking process. It provides unbiased insight into:
- overall digester performance based on the measures of key control loops;
- the digester transient response based on measures of key supervisory control loops;
- variations in pulp quality;
- issues with all level 1 control loops.
Analysis of pulp quality variability, digester performance, digester response and control loop performance are used to establish performance benchmarks. The resulting diagnostic report provides improvement recommendations and associated estimated return on investment.
The Fingerprint gathers process and operational information through structured interviews with plant personnel, and data gathered by ABB’s Data Logger (DL400) software tool, to assess process and control system performance.
Next, Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) that highlight the bottlenecks in operation are calculated. These KPIs are reviewed by ABB’s optimization experts and used to benchmark your process against industry standards. Areas of opportunity are identified and evaluated by these experts, who provide recommendations to implement and sustain performance of your continuous cooking process.