Chip Conditioning

Chip conditioning prepares the chips for efficient delignification by making cracks along their grains, unlike chip slicers that fractionate chips. Chip conditioning generates fewer fines, achieves an average reduction of 1.2% in rejects, and requires less maintenance than slicing equipment (Kramer et al., 2009. P. 89).

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Chip ConditioningCosts & Benefits

Parent Process: Virgin Material Preparation
Energy Savings Potential

US flag Energy savings from the chip conditioners are estimated to be 0.2Gj/t-chemical pulp (Kramer et al., 2009. p.89).

CO2 Emission Reduction Potential

US flag Savings from reduced operating and maintenance costs are estimated to be $0.40/ton chemical pulp (Kramer et al., 2009. p.89).

Chip Conditioning Publications

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