Modeling approaches for critical process limitations in the operation of thermomechanical pulp refiners
Journal article, 2009
Two independent models for describing critical limitations in the operation of wood-chip disc refiners are presented
and compared. One model has been derived using force
distributions of the axial thrust and the steam pressure inside the refining zone. The other model is based on an extended entropy model, where physical variables like dynamic viscosity and fiber concentration along the radius in the refiner are central. The results suggest that both models are suitable for implementation in process computers for on-line limit protection. Both models predict non-linear dynamic process behavior in operating regions with impending risk of plate clash.