The GUPEX® HDS paper machine steam extraction hood in plastic sandwich material is a tried and tested system for effective steam air ventilation and air flow control for paper production factory machines. The steam and hot moist air capture and extraction hood can be supplied as an integrated system for optimal air extraction, taking into account the amount of water to be removed from the paper production machine. Corrosion resistant and thermally insulated ductwork is almost always part of the GUPEX supply.
RECOVER WASTE ENERGY FROM THE EXTRACTED HOT AIR AND STEAM
The extracted steam air is hot and contains large quantities of energy which normally is just wasted. Energy prices are rising at a very high rate and energy efficiency schemes which were uneconomical only a few years ago are now becoming extremely attractive in terms of financial savings.
To recover the optimum amounts of energy from the extracted steam air, the GUPEX® air to air (gas to gas) plate heat exchanger can be built into the system, positioned to pre–heat the incoming air which goes into the paper production machine as part of the continuous air cycle. This air to air plate heat exchanger is made of glass fibre reinforced polyester (GRP) which is corrosion resistant to operate successfully with long operating life even in hostile, corrosive and dusty paper factory ventilation environment.
This simple, yet highly effective and corrosion resistant and maintenance free system ensures that both the corrosive steam and the energy from the paper production line only goes where it is designed to go.
SAVE THE BUILDINGS AND MACHINERY
Another important factor is that with GUPEX® HDS paper machine steam extraction hood system the corrosion problems to buildings and machinery are reduced or eliminated completely. The improved air environment will add decades of years to machinery and building walls and roof, which in the long run represents one of the larger financial savings possible in paper manufacture.
PAPER PRODUCTION AIR AND STEAM PROBLEM?
The GUPEX® HDS paper machine steam extraction hood system is made of a material with non–condensing surface thereby prevents the dripping of condensed water onto the production line. This improves the quality of the finished paper and therefore reduces production cost.
HEALTHY WORKING ENVIRONMENT
With the removal of the humid, moist, hot and acidic air, steam and vapor from the space around the paper production machine and the factory in general made possible by the GUPEX® HDS paper machine steam extraction hood system, the working environment is improved dramatically. Health and Safety issues are increasingly important to the well–being of everyone involved. The employees are an organisation's greates asset. Therefore to look after the workforce is both worthwhile and a cost effective endevour.