On this episode of the Boiling Point, Ritchie talks with Mike about weekly boiler maintenance.
Brent always finds a way to sneak in the topic of food! On this episode of Steam Culture, we are investigating processed foods and their shapes. Brent takes us through the process of food extrusion.
Planning for the unexpected is one of the most important aspects of a rental boiler and having a rental boiler contingency plan is a great place to start. Rental contingency plans allow swift and efficient reactions to emergencies while saving time and money.
Today on Steam Culture, Brent shows us how steam continues to aid in the paper making process by drying the wood pulp that becomes paper.
Did you know steel boilers expand and contract? On this episode of the Boiling Point, Ritchie and Mike Taylor discuss boiler vessel expansion and leg connections. Leg connections are used to allow for expansion and contraction as the boiler heats.
Last week we discussed using wood pulp to produce paper products and its byproduct, black liquor. Just like coffee fuels us up on a Monday morning, black liquor fuels the paper-making process.
If you remember from last week, black liquor is created when cellulose fiber and lignin is separated from the wood chips. Wood pulp mills have used black liquor as an energy source since the 1930s.
Lumberjack Brent joins us on this episode of Steam Culture. Today, we take a look at how lumber, or "raw wood," is broken down from wood chips using steam, and eventually into wood pulp for paper products. The wood chip is made up of three main elements: water, cellulose fiber, and lignin.
The wood pulp is made by placing the wood chips into a digester, much like a pressure cooker, with water and white liquor. High-pressure steam, around 340-350 degrees, is placed in the vessel. The high-pressure steam forces the white liquor into the wood chips and the cellulose fiber is separated from the lignin. You are then left with a pulpy consistency and black liquor, which is then put into processing to produce paper products.
So, what's black liquor? You will have to wait until next week to find out! Be sure to tune in next time to see how the steam effects the black liquor and how it's used.
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