Pulp & Paper

The paper and pulp industry is highly competitive and must meet ever-changing market needs. Yokogawa helps realize energy-efficient plants which are globally sustainable.


Pulp Production

Pulp Production Process Diagram
Pulp Production Process Diagram

Pulp Production Applications

Yokogawa helps leading-edge Pulp Productions plants through automation solutions that enable plant-wide integration and lifecycle optimization. Here is a quick list of Pulp Productions units and applications for which Yokogawa has a global network of experts at your service, providing comprehensive automation solutions.

Kraft Pulping

Chip Handling

  • Conveyer Control
  • Chip Silo Control


  • Chip Feed control
  • White Liquor Folw Control
  • Black Liquor Flow Control
  • Dillution Factor Control
  • Chemicals/Wood Control
    - Digester Level Control
  • Blow Consistency Control
  • Blow Flow Control
  • Digester Chip Level Control
  • Effective Alkali Control


  • Dillution Factor Control
  • Stock Tank Level Control
  • Screen Reject Control

 Oxygen Delignification

  • O2 Flow Control
  • PH Control
  • NaOH Flow Control
  • Kappa No. Monitor


  • Chemicals Flow Control
  • PH Control
  • Brightness Control
  • Residual Control
  • Temperature Control


  • Screen Reject Control



  • Pulper Consistency Control
  • NaOH Flow Control


  • H2O2 Flow Control
  • NaOH Flow Control


  • Screen Reject Control

Recovery Line

Lime Kiln

  • Mud Fileter Control
  • Kiln Speed Control
  • Residual Carbonate Control 


  • GL TTA Control
  • Slaker Temperature Control


  • BL Density Control
  • Dry Solids Level Control

Recovery Boiler

  • ABC Control
  • Charbet Level Control
  • Black Out Monitor
  • Emmissions Control

Paper Mill

Paper Mill Process Diagram
Paper Mill Process Diagram

Paper Mill Applications

Yokogawa helps leading-edge Paper Mills plants through automation solutions that enable plant-wide integration and lifecycle optimization. Here is a quick list of Paper Mills units and applications for which Yokogawa has a global network of experts at your service, providing comprehensive automation solutions.

Stock Preparation

Stock Preparation

  • Stock Blending Control
  • Chemicals Blending Control
  • Dye Blending Control
  • Freeness Control
  • Screen Control
  • Broke Blending Control

Stock Approach

  • White Water Circulation
  • Dry Stock Flow Control
  • Ash Flow Control
  • Dye Flow Control 

Paper Machine/Coating Machine


  • Total Head Control
  • Dilution Profiler
  • Slice Profiler

Wire Part

  • J/W Ratio Control

Press Part

  • Steam Plus Profiler 

Dryer Part

  • Dryer Hood Control
  • Drainage Control
  • Air Water Spray Profiler

Coating Station

  • Coat Weight Profiler 


  • Induction Profiler
  • Calender Profiler
  • Gloss Profiler
  • Smoothness Profiler

Paper Quality Control

  • MD Basis Weight Control
  • MD Moisture Control
  • MD Ash Control
  • MD Color Control
  • MD Coat Weight Control
  • CD Basis Weight Control
  • CD Moisture Control
  • CD Caliper Control
  • CD Coat Weight Control
  • CD Gloss Control
  • CD Smoothness Control
  • Automatic Speed Change Control
  • Automatic Grade Change Control
  • Dryer Predictive Control

Finishing Part

Finishing Part

  • Winder Tension Control
  • Winder Speed Control
  • Winder Roll Length Control
  • Winder Auto Stop Control
  • Roll Density Control
  • NC Slitter Control
  • QCS Integration
  • WIS Integration
  • Roll Tracking
  • IJP Control
  • Labelling Control



PT. Tanjung Enim Lestari Pulp and Paper (PT. TEL) operates a pulp mill in Muara Enim, which is 130 km west of Palembang, the capital of Indonesia's South Sumatra province. This is the only pulp mill in the world to produce high-quality, bleached-hardwood kraft pulp solely from plantation grown Acacia mangium trees.


A virtual network system that securely connects OT-IT built on existing network resources.
Yokogawa experts monitor the network remotely like customer's information system department.

  • Yokogawa installed a B/M9000CS quality control system with various cross direction profile control functions.
  • The installation improves product quality and efficiency at pulp & paper mill.
  • Exaquantum Achieves $2 Million in Annual Savings for CENIBRA Pulp & Paper Plant.
  • Following an upgrade to the CENTUM CS 3000 Production Control System, leading pulp and paper supplier CENIBRA saw the potential for further savings and efficiencies through tighter control of the production process.

To enable central control of the entire plant, all of its subsystems are integrated with Yokogawa's CENTUM VP DCS.


Yokogawa's unique simultaneous dual-frequency excitation method and optional enhanced dual frequency excitation method can offer benefits in this application which can result in tighter control, faster response, more end product per batch, greater profit and a direct cost savings to the customer.

Application Note

With the high temperatures, pressures, and levels of dissolved organics that are encountered, the ADMAG AXF flow meter design is ideal for use in all phases of the chemical recovery process.


The treatment of wastewater from pulp and paper plants is a serious environmental concern. Yokogawa's submersion holder with an ultrasonic+air-jet cleaner (customized product) can reduce the manual cleaning frequency to just once every one or two months.

Industry:Pulp & Paper


The pulp and paper industry has very aggressive and challenging applications for magmeters. There are corrosive Zone chemicals, high temperatures and pressures, and abrasive slurries. Yokogawa can provide the most reliable and accurate meters for each application.


Continuous technology improvement is ongoing in the pulp & paper industry to obtain the best possible performance. The improved plant performance translates to the higher quality improvement and lower cost, and simultaneously environmental friendly plant operation.

  • Oil level measurement of diesel tanks that feed fuel to their diesel generator's which are at three locations and 400 meters apart from each other.
  • Also to measure level , pressure and flow to and from their main storage yard.

Reverse osmosis (RO) is a separation process that uses pressure to force a solution through a membrane that retains the solute on one side and allows the pure solvent to pass to the other side. More formally, it is the process of forcing a solvent from a region of high solute concentration through a membrane to a region of low solute concentration by applying a pressure in excess of the osmotic pressure.


How automated real-time noise map can contribute to production efficiency


Drying is an important part of the papermaking process that evaporates the remaining water in the wet paper web. This is performed with a dryer, and the humidity control in this dryer is essential to maintaining high paper quality (e.g., strength, paper surface) and high heat energy efficiency.


Monitoring of Soundness of Power Supply Bus Bar (In-vehicle Lithium-ion Battery Applications)


To defray energy costs, many industrial plants have their own boilers to generate steam in order to produce a portion of their energy needs. In addition to generating power, the steam may also be used directly in plant processes or indirectly via heat exchangers or steam jacketed vessels.


The new digester magmeter enabled accurate and stable flow measurement of the black liquor circulation line, helping the user to stabilize the cooking degree that determines the quality of the chip digesting process.


The discharge of improperly treated industrial chemicals and fuel gas can have a major impact on the environment, posing a serious threat to public health. Concurrent with the global growth of manufacturing operations to keep pace with market trends, many countries are taking measures to deal with environmental problems.


The use of recycled oil as an energy source presents a significant processing problem. ADMAG CA has been shown to provide reliable and stable flow measurement of recycled oil containing water.

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A belt conveyor fire detection solution employing the DTSX distributed optical fiber temperature sensor can greatly reduce crises that can threaten a company's survival.

Application Note

With industrial and economic development comes increasingly large and advanced power plants and factories. Nevertheless, we find many cases where the original cables, cable tunnels, and other components of the power infrastructure have languished under continuous operation.


Visual MESA© is a steam system optimization and management computer program that was originally developed at Chevron and now marketed by Nelson & Roseme, Inc. Visual MESA is currently used at refinery and chemical manufacturing sites to optimize the overall site steam system and the parts of the electrical system that economically trade off with the steam system.

This paper will explore significant optimization variables and constraints commonly encountered in refinery steam system optimization, the strategies Visual MESA uses to deal with them.


This paper will not describe just all the features of the software or fully explain on-line optimization technology. The objective of this work is to present some interesting facts and lessons from the experience of implementing a cost based optimization program at thirty oil refineries and petrochemical complexes, around the world, since 1997. This paper will focus on the key optimization variables and constraints in steam system optimization, how they should be handled and how the human and organizational aspects can be addressed. 


The worlds of process automation and production management have been converging for some time. What once used to be islands of automation and production management functionality connected through highly proprietary integration schemes that were costly to maintain have developed into integrated platforms that provide seamless data exchange between the world of automation and the plant floor, the functions of production and operations management, and integration with business level systems.


The world of process automation is governed by procedures. While we like to refer to the process industries as being largely "continuous", this could not be further from the truth. Process manufacturing is constantly in flux.


The automation suppliers that will be successful in the long term will be those that effectively address application or industry specific problems for end users with a value proposition that cannot be ignored. These problems exist throughout the process industries today, and they won't be solved by simply offering a product, but through a combination of hardware, software, services, application expertise, and knowledge.


In ARC's view, customers need a compelling business value proposition to justify investment in any kind of automation. Vigilance and VigilantPlant were created with this in mind. Yokogawa's vision with VigilantPlant is to create an environment where plant personnel and operators are well informed, alert, and ready to take action. 


Yokogawa has come a long way in making its message clear to the world of process automation. Last year, the company embarked on a full-scale global marketing campaign to make customers aware of the company's focus on system reliability, security, dependability, and robustness. Dubbed "Vigilance", the campaign created a unified message for the company and greatly helped expand awareness of the Yokogawa brand and corporate philosophy.


Process automation end users are under more pressure than ever to do more with less. The current economic climate means that many automation capital projects are on hold. With capital budgets tighter than ever, users instead focus on operational budgets (where cost cutting is also a key concern), or on automation investments with a very rapid return on investment.


In today's dynamic industrial marketplace, the only constant is change. Raw material costs, energy costs, market demands, environmental and safety regulations, technology, and even the nature of the labor force itself are constantly changing, and not always in predictable directions.


Discovering your Baseline with OT Security Risk Assessment


The wireless standard LoRaWAN enables wireless communications and digital transformation over long distances, supplementing in-plant wireless networks such as ISA100.


Cloud-based wireless sensing enables safety, reliability, and profits through widespread asset monitoring.


Process automation systems are increasingly connected to IT systems and the outside world, introducing cybersecurity concerns, which can be addressed using techniques such as software-defined networking and monitoring services.


Asset management plays a key role in operational safety, and it is critical to capture and transmit these data in a secure, digitized way to ensure that they are up to date, accurate and easily accessible.


Robots have long been used in discrete manufacturing and machine automation applications, and their use is now spreading to address process industry applications.

Media Publication

Assets and operations will have human-like learning and adaptive capabilities, allowing responses without operator interaction to situations within a secure, bounded domain.


Historians provide the data storage, secure connectivity and built-in tools required for implementation of digital transformation initiatives.




DTSX has been increasingly used in variety of applications such as fire detection, leak detection and preventative maintenance.


How much do you know about pressure transmitters? Are you accurately, quickly and reliably measuring pressure? Ultimately, the drive of any good pressure transmitter is to get an accurate, reliable pressure measurement to the data user quickly. This video gives you the answers to your basic questions about pressure and pressure transmitters.


Join this webinar to better understand which manifolds you should use for specific applications and conditions. You will learn:

  • A brief history of manifolds
  • An overview of the different types of manifolds that are available
  • The advantages, disadvantages, and application considerations you should consider when selecting a manifold


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