New ANDRITZ control system for all TMP Refiners at Rygene-Smith & Thommesen

A large upgrade will be made on the main TMP refiners during the summer stop in the weeks 29-32, 2019. We will install a completely new control system, a new hydraulic system and a new lubrication system. Several new on-line sensors will also be installed in the main refiner-lines.

What will be the benefit of the upgrade?

  • More sensors will enable higher degree of automatization
  • On-line process data will be available for advanced process optimization
  • Less process variations
  • Better product quality
  • More robust refiner equipment


The reject refiner line had the same upgrade in 2017.