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Pulp Manufacturers Saw Better Profitability in 2017

Pulp Manufacturers Saw Better Profitability in 2017

The global economy was good to the pulp industry in 2017, according to numbers released last month. Pulp manufacturers saw prices increase for wood fiber, moving to $89.08/odmt on the Global Softwood Fiber Price Index in the last quarter of 2017 – four percent higher… read more

Southern Field Maintenance Buys Environmental Elements

Southern Field Maintenance and Fabrication Buys Environmental Elements from Delta Ducon LLC   Southern Field is a wholly owned subsidiary of ProcessBarron   Arden, NC ‒ May 17, 2018 ‒ Southern Field is pleased to announce the asset purchase of the Environmental Elements (EEC) business… read more

Preventing Damage to Your Tubular Air Heaters

Preventing Damage to Your Tubular Air Heaters

Tubular air heaters are essential to maintaining the efficiency of a power plant. Their ability to control the temperature of incoming air is key to proper boiler functioning, which directly contributes to efficiency. While minor decreases in efficiency due to tubular air heater degradation is… read more

Keeping Outages Efficient

Keeping Outages Efficient

Rolling out on jobs for predown is essential to keeping our work out of the critical path of outages, and a high level of organization and preparedness can make a huge difference in the efficiency of the process. We have large tool trailers stocked with… read more

Common Problems with Plant Air Heaters and How to Fix Them

Common Problems with Plant Air Heaters and How to Fix Them

Air heaters are common pieces of equipment in power plants because they serve a crucial purpose. An air heater unit accounts for 10 to 15% of a unit’s thermal efficiency. It reduces fuel cost, reduces parasitic loses, and helps achieve environmental compliance. When an air… read more

Proactive Maintenance: Which is better?

Proactive Maintenance: Which is better?

Maintenance in all facilities – whether it’s a power plant, a steel plant, a paper mill, cement plant, etc. – is either preventative or reactive in nature. Many maintenance managers are reactive in that they run on a philosophy of run-to-failure, which means running a… read more