Project List

Since Procex Pty Ltd began operating in December 1996, clients and partners have included:
  • Amcor Fibre Packaging - Fairfield
  • Amcor Glass
  • Amcor Research & Technology Centre
  • Amcor Technical Services
  • APPITA
  • ARISA Ltd
  • Australian Paper - Burnie
  • Australian Paper - Maryvale
  • Australian Paper - Shoalhaven
  • Australian Paper - Wesley Vale
  • Barwon Water
  • Beca Simons
  • BioPria
  • Carter Holt Harvey - New Zealand
  • CIRCA Group
  • Clean Technology Solutions Pty Ltd
  • Covey Consulting
  • CSIRO
  • Esso Australia Ltd
  • Falcon Test Engineers
  • Glaxo Wellcome
  • Gordon Brothers
  • Greycon
  • Holfelder Packaging - Germany
  • HRL Technology
  • Kimberley Clark Australia
  • Orora
  • OSI Software
  • Paperlinx
  • Pedersen Group
  • Perceptive Engineering
  • Price Maryvale
  • Siemens
  • Silcar Maintenance Services
  • Southern Cross Engineering
  • TTC Canada
  • Visy Pulp and Paper

The work has included:

  • Implementing and tuning of Kappa controls for a Kamyr continuous digester.
  • Developing an expert system to assist operators in troubleshooting of a biological effluent treatment plant.
  • Preparing the justification and request for funds for a millwide process information system.
  • Developing a pulp mill scheduling system to optimise production of three pulp mills and recovery areas.
  • Preliminary estimate for process control of a pulp mill.
  • Preliminary estimate for business systems to support a pulp mill.
  • Evaluation of options for interfacing a sheet inspection unit to a quality database.
  • Preparing contracts and preliminary engineering for a Quality Control System installation.
  • Organising and chairing an "On-Line Measurement Workshop" at the 1997 APPITA Conference.
  • Project Management of a Quality Control System installation in a German paper mill.
  • Presentation of a paper "Continuous Digester Control" at the Control 97 conference.
  • Development of information systems for mill coordination and prediction of pulp stocks and usage.
  • Process control of batch digesters.
  • Investigation of moisture sensor calibration on a Quality Control System.
  • Project management for the integration of a process information system with process control systems, an automated test system, and a product tracking system.
  • Control systems performance audit for a paper mill.
  • Implementation of a Laboratory Information System (LIMS)
  • Development of performance-based maintenance contracts for a paper mill.
  • Consulting for Year 2000 compliance project in a large pulp & paper mill.
  • Neural network models to predict paper strength and bleach plant brightness.
  • Neural network models of lime kiln TRS and opacity.
  • Training of users of Process Information Systems.
  • Development of PRO-PLAN Pulp Mill & Recovery Optimization System.
  • Predictive neural network models of Kappa number and white liquor strength.
  • Predictive neural network models of curl.
  • Project management of a controlled environment vibration table test facility.
  • Process control of a pilot refiner test facility.
  • Presentation of a paper "Production Scheduling of Pulp Mills and Recoveries" at Control Systems 2000 in Victoria BC, Canada.
  • Review and modify PLC logic for a chiller and HVAC in a research facility.
  • Develop displays for a mill information system based on PI.
  • Develop a technical specification for an advanced control system for a dual vessel continuous pulp mill.
  • Investigate the applicability of software packages for Manufacturing Execution Systems in pulp & paper mills.
  • Regular audits of control systems maintenance in pulp & paper mills.
  • Successful tenderer with SKM and Covey Consulting for Federal Government's Energy Efficiency Program.
  • Control systems for backwater system using VSD's.
  • Environmental deviation displays and reports using the PI system.
  • Mill studies to evaluate the benefits of using a Pulp Mill & Recovery Optimization System such as Pro-Plan.
  • Assisting with energy efficiency improvements in a research facility.
  • Responsible for the implementation of supervisory controls for a dual vessel continuous kraft pulp mill.
  • Design and implement a paper machine break recording system using the PI system. 
  • Investigation and report on the failure of backup power systems and furnace safety systems in a glass plant.
  • Design, install and program small PLC's for HVAC duties.
  • Investigate process air and instrument air supply capacity in dispute between mining company and engineering company.
  • Report on justification of O2 trim control and VSD on ID fan for a gas boiler.
  • Chiller temperature optimisation control strategy implemented to reduce power costs.
  • Represented Appita at the ABTCP 2004 Conference in Sao Paulo Brazil.
  • Troubleshooting of problems in testing laboratories where tightly controlled temperature and humidity environments are required.
  • Conduct Process Control Troubleshooting courses in Melbourne and Rotorua in conjunction with Doug Nelson of ProNamics Control Inc.
  • Project management and systems integration of PLC based HVAC controls and SCADA system using Profibus and Modbus communications.
  • Developing an Energy Savings Action Plan for an integrated pulp and paper mill.
  • Project management and control strategy design for a DCS upgrade of a pulp mill.
  • Design and commission process control for a DFLS conversion of a continuous digester.
  • Set up of new conditioned paper test rooms.

  • Manage relocation and commissioning of a Transport Simulation Facility (vibration table in climatic controlled room).

  • Conduct FAT for Bleach Plant controls.

  • Manage design, configuration and commissioning of safety interlocking for a ClO2 plant and other chemical preparations for a Bleach Plant.

  • Manage pre-commissioning & commissioning of a new screen room for a continuous digester.

  • Tuning of controls for a new Bleach Plant.

  • Design, build, supply and commission a turn-key system to control H Factor of pulp samples in an air bath oven for a pulping research organisation.  

  • "Lean Manufacturing" presentation at Appita 2009 conference.

  • Modify PLC logic and WinCC displays for a wood chip line.

  • Prepare P&ID's for a biomass to fuel conversion process.

  • Supply and setup VSD & motor for a feed screw.

  • Write Functional Descriptions for Couch Pit and Backwater control systems.

  • Design and build control system for a conditioned test room at Monash University.

  • Implement and tune supervisory controls for a Chemiwasher.

  • "Energy Auditing" presentation at Appita 2010 conference.

  • Implement VSD control of a woodchip screw feeder via Profibus.

  • Set up PI graphic displays for a detailed overview of a complex mill WBL system.

  • Assist setting up a multivariable control system for the wet end of a board machine.

  • Energy Efficiency Opportunities Assessment (EEO) for an integrated pulp and paper mill.

  • Setup Siemens WinCC and S7 PLC controls for Profibus control of a side-feeding log deck on a woodline.

  • Write Functional Descriptions for refiner control and associated stock system.

  • Setup PLC for controlling a vibrating conveyor and rechipper.

  • Re-engineer PLC code for a baling line conveyor system.

  • Conduct FAT for Wetlap machine.

  • Re-engineer DCS code for a relocated Deinking Plant.

  • Conduct Factory Acceptance Testing for a Deinking Plant.

  • Commission PLC control of a waste paper bale dewirer.

  • Commission group starts for a Deinking Plant.

  • Fine tune Deinking Plant process controls.

  • Design, commission and tune torque and flow controls for centrifuges.

  • Design, commission and tune pressure and speed controls for a hydraulic screw press.

  • Tune power control for a waste paper kneader.

  • Troubleshoot Eurotherm 2704 controller problems.

  • Write Functional Description for control of an effluent treatment centrifuge.

  • Repeat order to design, build, supply and commission a turn-key system to control H Factor of pulp samples in an air bath oven for a pulping research organisation.

  • Retrofit audible warning and delayed start for drives started manually at a woodline.

  • Troubleshoot and eliminate reasons for poor RH control in a paper test lab.

 

When you need someone to work in any of these areas don’t hesitate to call Procex. Our knowledge of pulp and paper processes and systems, and the related business issues and objectives ensures that any systems proposed by Procex will provide the desired business outcomes.