Pulp & Paper
In the United States, the pulp & paper industry ranks among the country’s largest industrial sectors. U.S. pulp & paper companies account for nearly 35% of the world’s total output of paper products. Collectively, these companies produce over 60 million tons of paper products per year.
To manufacture such substantial amounts of product, industry professionals utilize an equally substantial amount of water; in fact, each metric ton of finished product requires an average of 54 cubic meters of water. In addition to water, pulp & paper companies utilize pulp (raw wood fiber) and chemicals, as well as slurries. Modern paper manufacturing depends on valves and pumps of various types and sizes.
Applications in the Pulp & Paper Industry
In this industry, water is utilized in nearly every manufacturing process. As such, pulp & paper facilities generate large volumes of wastewater and sludge—which presents several issues pertaining to water treatment, discharge, and waste disposal. A check valve help to mitigate these issues by preventing reverse flow and isolating fluid flow in systems employing several different fluids.
Other check valve applications include boiler feed & discharge, generator inlet & discharge, metering pumps, and paper machine steam lines.
DFT Check Valves for Pulp & Paper Applications
Pulp & paper applications often involve harsh chemical substances; to meet the needs of these demanding applications, DFT offers several products—including the DFT® Excalibur SS, which is a Severe Service Flanged Silent Check Valve for Digester Applications and any other severe service applications. It is a spring-assisted, center guided, non-slam check valve that provides reliable, low-maintenance service for a wide range of fluids and pressure/temperature combinations. The valve consists of a body, gasket, seat, spring, one-piece Xylan® coated disc with stem, and guide bushing.
Additional DFT Check Valves recommended for applications in the pulp & paper industry include:
- FBC™ INSERT WAFER Check Valve
- SCV-R® THREADED In-Line Check Valve
- DLC® FLANGED Check Valve
- WLC® WAFER Check Valve
- WLC® SS Check Valve
- WLC® BF Check Valve
- ALC® WAFER Check Valve
- EXCALIBUR® FLANGED Check Valve
- Excalibur® SS Check Valve
- GLC® FLANGED Check Valve
- GLC® SS Check Valve
- GLC® CAST IRON FLANGED Check Valve
- WLC® CAST IRON WAFER Check Valve
- PDC® FLANGED Check Valve
- BASIC-CHECK® THREADED Check Valve
- VACUUM BREAKER THREADED Check Valve
- RESTRICTOR THREADED In-Line Check Valve
Click any of the check valve links above to learn more about their specifications in the DFT online catalog. Contact DFT today if you have any questions pertaining to pulp & paper applications and our recommended.