Outside the UK
SALOMIX™ SSA agitator
The world’s first SALOMIX SSA agitator has been installed by a leading European pulp and paper producer with a long tradition in testing new technologies, to cut its energy bill, without compromising the process up-time.
To save energy in an already optimised process is not an easy task. The client had the opportunity to install the new SALOMIX SSA agitator in a fibre recovery tank in the mill’s wastewater treatment process. The tank has a pulp consistency of 2-5%. The previous cantilever type agitator was installed with a variable speed drive and a 15kW motor. The normal consistency is about 2-3%, so the previous agitator was optimised with reduced speed, running at less than 40Hz. Power savings for the SALOMIX SSA can, therefore, be evaluated at the same agitation level as for the previous agitator.
Sulzer delivered a SALOMIX SSA agitator to replace the existing cantilever type of agitator.
"We continuously strive to lower the environmental impact and increase the competitiveness of our customers."
– Patrik Kolmodin, Product Line Manager Agitators