The Wieland Chronicle
Pratt PM18 Water Tube Boiler
The water tube boiler for the new Pratt PM18 Paper Mill departed from the Port of Houston last Friday (10/14) and is en route via barge to the job site in Henderson, KY. The 211,000 lb boiler will be routed through the Gulf of Mexico to the Ohio River and will ultimately arrive at the Henderson County Riverport to be picked and set on a platform trailer that will make the short trip from the port to the mill site. Upon arrival, cranes will be on standby to pick up the Boiler off the trailer and place it directly on the foundations of the boiler house.
The boiler will generate a significant amount of energy to be used by the new mill. It will produce steam at a regulated pressure/temperature which will be utilized in the process of removing moisture from the liner board in the dryer sections of the paper machine.