Hose Master offers hosing and expansion joints for paperboard productionNovember 19, 2020 REDWIRE is news you can use from leading suppliers. Powered by FRASERS.
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Over the last decade, printed media has lost some ground to digital news and e-books. As paper mills have struggled, the demand for paperboard has increased, for shipping containers and other packaging. So many paper mills have converted their plants to paperboard production. Hose Master, which manufactures hosing solutions and expansion joints that are available in Canada through Sudbury International Engineered Products Limited, has played an important role in these transitions. Here is how.
Reducing downtime and maintenance expenses
The Hose Master team has been assisting with many paper mill surveys over the years, working with local distributors like Sudbury International to help mills boost their safety and reliability while reducing downtime and maintenance expenses. This assistance can be beneficial during a conversion to paperboard production too; customers need only contact Sudbury International for help.
Paper mills frequently experience issues when they change their systems or equipment without considering how these changes will affect the flexible components in these systems. Sometimes, plants overlook hoses and expansion joints altogether in these transitions. As a result, maintenance teams have to make product modifications on the fly in order for a system to function properly. Hoses and expansion joints in these systems often fail prematurely, since they are not built to work with the new movements that result from these modifications. In one case, a hose on a pulp pump failed so often that the company had to use quick-disconnect fittings to conduct change-outs.
Another common problem is when the stresses that a flexible component previously absorbed are now exerted on the piping system and its supports, which many not be strong enough to resist these forces. This may lead to cracked welds, pump bearing failures, and other issues. Mills should have surveys of their facilities conducted to identify and document. Hose Master and Sudbury International can be of assistance here. Customers should look for any signs of improper modifications.
Hose Master hoses and expansion joints are ideal for paper mills converting to paperboard production, and engineers can work with system designers for solutions to tough applications.
To learn more, contact Sudbury International.