If you are not venting steam through the roof, do you have an efficient dryer section?

Energy Tip April 2013

Not necessarily. You may be venting steam to a condenser. Although you have not lost the condensate, you have lost the energy in the steam to the water. This energy is wasted if the cooling water is not used elsewhere in the papermaking process. Balancing the dryer steam sections and reducing the amount of blow-through steam using managed dryer differential pressure control can greatly reduce the amount of steam that goes to condensers.

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