EKA Chemicals Ltd, in Blackburn, Lancashire, have used High Efficiency Clayton Steam Generators since 1984.
Their current steam requirement is met by a Clayton Model EG-304-3 Steam Generator which supplies high quality steam to essential batch processes in different parts of the plant.
The Blackburn factory is part of the Paper Chemicals Division of EKA Chemicals Ltd and supplies the world’s paper industry with chemicals, used mainly in the wet end section of paper manufacturing, such as sizing agents, drainage aids, retention aids or tissue softeners. Sizing agents improve paper quality and performance on printing machines and are manufactured from rosin or synthetic wax which is treated in a number of different ways.
Steam is a vital part of the manufacturing process. It is used at the front end of the operation to melt solid rosin and wax so that it can be pumped to treatment vessels and machinery. Steam is also used in various stages of the process to maintain correct treatment temperatures. The Clayton Steam Generator can supply 4500 kg/h steam at a pressure of up to 16 barg.