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#9 Paper Machine Rebuild

Location:
Jay, ME
Completed:
1987

The Cianbro team successfully completed this six week outage project on time and on budget—maintaining the mill’s production schedule.

Scope of Work

Cianbro demolished and rebuilt the #9 Paper Machine from the headbox to the dryer section and from the base plates to the machine hoods.

Project Details

  • Replaced the headbox with attenuator
  • Rebuilt the fourdrinier
  • Refurbished and realigned the coater calender and reel
  • Reworked the press section
  • Rebuilt the main dryer and dryer sections with 23 to 60 inch enclosed gear dryers
  • Removed existing line shaft/turbine system and installed DC sectional drives
  • Installed a new primary cleaner supply pump and fan pump
  • Installed a lube oil system and a vacuum system along with the steam and condensate system
  • Installed a new control room, MCCs, and drive cabinets
  • Upgraded the primary and secondary electrical distribution
  • Installed a Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) system
  • Rebuilt overhead crane