Process Analysis and Characterization

Benchmarking today to improve tomorrow

Understanding your foundation

AFT specialists have the technical skills and process understanding to accurately benchmark your current process, a necessary starting point to any optimization project. We will fully define the capability - and potential bottlenecks - of your current process, including the equipment, key performance internals, operating ranges, flows, capacities and quality parameters. The scope of the work can be as small as a single piece of equipment (e.g. a screen), or an entire stock preparation system all the way to the headbox of the machine. The depth of system characterization will be a joint effort and may include:

  • Equipment list
  • Key performance components
  • Inventory lists
  • Process flow directions and volumes
  • Auxiliary process pumps, motors, mixers
  • Fiber fractions


Understanding your process