Horizontal dryer production Process technology Motorised apparatuses
Technology of the Kremsmueller brand. This horizontal dryer is going to China. For the thermal separation of media, the materials must be able to withstand temperatures of up to 500 degrees Celsius. The materials were stressed up to their limit, but nonetheless, the premier trial run was successful and fully vibration-free
Horizontal dryer production Process technology Motorised apparatuses Manufacturing dryer special apparatus Kremsmueller
June 2017

Technology Enters Production

Precision mechanical engineering, complex processes, challenging special materials – Kremsmueller gets a toe-hold in process technology
Kremsmueller is in the pole position as regards apparatus manufacturing for process engineering. The required infrastructure has been procured in recent months. Whereas Kremsmueller is optimally equipped in the sectors of I&C and automation engineering, the adaptations for the new production steps have now been realised in the production shops.

Thus, for example, a special scaffold tower was built for the process engineering apparatuses. It facilitates trial operations in the vertical position. A complex, but necessary effort: The completed apparatus has to be dismantled and the components lifted in a high-precision operation with a special crane above the roof of the workshop and assembled again vertically. The trial operation serves to guarantee the planned figures. Only after this quality assurance step is the apparatus ready for dispatch.
Kremsmueller is exploring new terrain in this sector. In order to serve a large number of sectors, there is a thrust on strong partnership with engineering offices. In the case of thermal separation technology, as is the case, for example, with thin-layer evaporators, the company acquired and consolidated the know-how in-house. In association with other technical divisions of Kremsmueller, therefore, we will be able to offer a complete package, unique in the market, without any interfaces.

All the aspects of the evaporator technology − this includes, for example, the process engineering, feasibility studies and pilot plants − are completely covered by the Kremsmueller experts. The result is already perceptible; the first projects have been successfully completed and other challenging projects are already in the pipeline.

Would you like to know more about our technology division? A click on Contact will put you directly in touch with our experts via email.
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Everything to do with Education and Professions
Everything to do with Education and Professions
From October 10th to 13th, Wels once again invites you to Austria's largest job fair - an event that is permanently marked in the Kremsmueller calendar.
As in recent years, Kremsmueller will once again be in the foyer of Hall 1. Come with friends and family and find out about the numerous training opportunities, jobs and future opportunities. Currently, 35 apprentices are being trained to become full-fledged professionals in metalworking, welding and process control technology. Moreover, at the trade fair stand, you can also experience at close quarters the products and services that Kremsmueller offers and the various locations at which the company has ongoing operations. Virtual reality technology will be employed to depict the spectacular work being carried out in production and at large construction sites, right there at the trade fair stand.

In addition to this visual presentation, you can also demonstrate your skill in a tricky game of patience. Two Starmovie cinema vouchers will be raffled among the successful gamers.

You will find all the information about the apprenticeships and training as well as the contact details of the personnel management team
here.
September 2018
Apprentices Experienced Interaction Days in Steyregg
Apprentices Experienced Interaction Days in Steyregg
Every year, the human resources department organizes 'apprentice days' to strengthen cohesion.
Like every year, this year's apprentice days took place at the Lachstatthof in Steyregg. The main topic this time was communication. Together with the trainers from minds.in.motion, the apprentice trainers, HR manager Harald Michlmair and managing director Gregor Kremsmueller, our apprentices spent two enjoyable days in the team.

Important topics such as "The first impression", cohesion and "blind" trust as well as communication with co-workers and customers were communicated and discussed in an entertaining way. Trainer Christian Palmetshofer described the apprentices as being very disciplined, helpful and respectful. Our apprentices gave presentations both as a team and independently, thus demonstrating their communication skills. All in all, they were two exciting days during which many topics important for everyday working life were discussed and company values were communicated.

Do you know motivated and talented young people from your family and friends’ circle who want to grow into real ‘Kremslers’? We look forward to receiving your application documents online via our job portal or by e-mail to karriere@kremsmueller.com.
September 2018
Storage Tanks were Built to be Earthquake-Proof
Storage Tanks were Built to be Earthquake-Proof
From the initial idea to on-site assembly, everything came from a single source and everything from our own company.
The Hollu Systemhygiene company is modernising and expanding its production. Eight new storage tanks for alcohols were needed. Condition: The condition: The supplier should have across-the-board competence from engineering and production to transport and assembly to be able to provide all services himself - a requirement that could have been specifically a tailored for the “United Services of Kremsmueller". Based on the plans drawn up by us, five 30m³ storage tanks with a diameter of 2.5m each and three 60m³ tanks with a diameter of 3.5m each were fabricated. All the tanks are about 8m high.

Two facts make the project stand out. Firstly, Zirl (near Innsbruck) is located in Austria's highest earthquake zone 4. Therefore, ground movements had to be considered in the calculations (with regard to lateral acceleration etc.). The connection of the pipe supports to the vessel had to be of sufficient size. The thickness of the lower bottom, at 8mm, is now twice as thick as normally required. Secondly, ground stainless steel was used for the tanks. Up to then, Kremsmueller had rarely ever worked on such shiny sheets in production. Machine-ground material has a very even surface. Every scratch, even a fingerprint, is almost irrevocable. So there was a need for caution and care in handling.

A special transport carried the eight tanks a distance of 300km to Zirl. After lifting them into place, special technology was used to prevent damage to the finish-sealed floor. A modular air cushion transport system, and not the classic heavy-duty rollers, was used to move the tanks and place them in exactly the right position, where they were fixed with special adhesive anchors.

"Getting everything from a single source was a basic condition for Hollu. Furthermore, with our modern machinery, we were certain of being able to also produce the desired tanks in appealing quality. After all, the customer is highly satisfied with the tidy work and smooth processing á la Kremsmueller. We will possibly be back in action for the next expansion step in a year or two," the Kremsmueller project manager says confidently.

Walter Primus, Technology Division Head, Hollu Systemhygiene: "Throughout the entire course of the project, we felt that we were being perfectly supported by Kremsmueller's Sales and Technology departments!"
August 2018
3000 metres of piping laid
3000 metres of piping laid
The Chemnitz-based company Max Straube Industrierohrleitungsbau executed a major order at the Leipa paper mill in Schwedt.
Almost 3000 meters of pipelines with nominal diameters between DN 25 and 700 were laid and installed for renovation work on different systems and for various purposes. At peak times, up to 40 fitters from the piping construction, steel construction, trace heating, insulation work and weld seam testing departments were in action on site..

The work for the "Process steam 14 bara" system proved to be the most complex. On it, construction was carried out in different sections. At the beginning, the existing steam line to the turbine had to be dismantled, then the new one installed and connected to the steam distributor in the southern power plant. The next step was to lay the pipeline between the south and north power stations on a new pipe bridge. In the northern plant, the pipeline was connected to the process steam bus, which had also been newly installed. Two steam conversion stations were also installed. Finally, the new steam extraction line of the steam turbine in the northern power plant was connected to the 14 bara steam system. For this sub-project, around 350 metres of pipeline in DN300 to 700 and 150 metres of small pipes in DN50 were installed for drainage. All the weld seams were 100 percent tested. All ten subcontracts of this multi-million Euro project were completed successfully and on time from June to December 2017.

Max Straube, a company rich in tradition, bundles its competences in the field of piping and offers a complete service from planning and project planning to delivery and installation. Whether for heat or cold generation, power plant technology, industrial pipeline construction or underground pipeline construction - Max Straube has an impressive offering of experience and technical know-how. The company is a subsidiary of the Kremsmueller Group and with the services it offers, is an optimal addition to the existing portfolio of the Austrian industrial plant manufacturer.
August 2018
Making Common Cause at IFAT and ACHEMA
Making Common Cause at IFAT and ACHEMA
Together with partner KVT, Kremsmueller presented a completely new process for the processing and resource recovery of sewage and industrial sludge.
As announced earlier, Kremsmueller decided to take part in IFAT in Munich for the first time in the company's history. The IFAT is THE leading global trade fair for environmental technologies and wastewater, waste and raw materials management. In retrospect, it was absolutely the right decision.

The joint presentation with Kanzler Verfahrenstechnik and the focus on the ThermoDec process technology system was a magnet for visitors and attracted a curious specialist audience. Promising contacts were made. Asian guests in particular were impressed by the unrivalled product.

The IFAT in May was followed by the ACHEMA in Frankfurt a month later. This leading trade fair for the chemical industry is not quite as tightly bound. Thus, in addition to ThermoDec, the companies behind it - KVT and Kremsmueller - were also presented in detail. The portfolio was optimally presented, with on-screen presentations and VR stations. Both fairs will be fixtures in the calendar in the future. Planning has just started for the Eurasia chemical show in Istanbul in November this year - it will be the last trade fair for 2018.

All the information on ThermoDec can be found
here.
July 2018
Work at the Hohensalzburg Fortress
Work at the Hohensalzburg Fortress
The pipeline construction department laid a DN150 dry fire extinguishing pipeline made of stainless steel along the fortress wall.
The location for this assignment was quite out-of-the-ordinary. The pipeline construction department worked on the Hohensalzburg fortress - an attraction worth seeing - and laid a dry fire extinguishing pipeline with feed and discharge points up along the fortress wall.

The components were transported through the narrow alleys of the old town of Salzburg in the course of several construction phases, with a great deal of effort being required for the transport. A temporary scaffolding had to be erected along the fortress wall; the assembly was carried out manually at great heights. A total of 110 running metres of DN150 stainless steel pipeline were thus mounted upwards on the fortress wall. In an emergency, the line can withstand a pressure of up to 16 bar during an extinguishing operation. A small side detail, since this is a tourist attraction: To keep the pipeline as inconspicuous as possible, it was coated dark and matt.

The Hohensalzburg fortress is the landmark of the city of Salzburg. It is built on the Moenchsberg hill. With over 7,000 m² of built-up area (including the bastions, over 14,000 m²), Hohensalzburg is one of the largest castles in Europe. Its origins date back to the 11th century. century. Today it is the largest fully preserved castle in Central Europe and, with over one million visitors per year, the most frequently visited sight in Austria outside Vienna. In fact, in Vienna, visitor numbers of the Hohensalzburg fortress are surpassed only by Schoenbrunn Palace and Zoo.
July 2018
Visions for the Future in the Maintenance Sector
Visions for the Future in the Maintenance Sector
"Predictive maintenance" is on everyone's lips but still in its infancy. Intelligent energy management can be a meaningful intermediate step.
Predictive maintenance is intended to optimise maintenance processes and thus further improve customer service. Calculations and algorithms in the here and now allow highly efficient, foresightful planning. Then, optimal maintenance intervals can be determined in advance, or calculations can be performed for when parts should be replaced at the end of their service life to avoid malfunctions and downtimes of systems.

What already sounds very convincing in theory still needs convincing in practice. This is precisely why Kremsmueller has jumped on this young bandwagon as a reliable partner for the maintenance of industrial plants. Since the end of 2016, a group of experts has been working on this subject in the company. Since this requires highly specialized mathematical know-how, Kremsmueller is working in intensive constructive collaboration with an Upper Austrian start-up. This makes it possible to respond very specifically to individual customer wishes and offer tailor-made solutions. As a manufacturer-neutral company, the aim is to clearly distinguish ourselves from traditional plant manufacturers.

Energy management is increasingly become the obvious sensible intermediate step towards intelligent maintenance. With a similar approach and sophisticated algorithms, energy costs can be sustainably reduced.

Would you also like to learn more about this service and exchange ideas with our experts? Then click on Contact and get in touch with our contact person directly by e-mail.
May 2018
Three Divisions Involved during Temporary Shutdown of Paper Mill
Three Divisions Involved during Temporary Shutdown of Paper Mill
Industrial Plant Construction, Apparatus and Tank Construction as well as Pipeline Construction were the divisions involved in the modification of the digester filling plants.
Kremsmueller was awarded several orders from Smurfit Kappa in Nettingsdorf. The industrial plant construction, apparatus and tank construction and pipeline construction divisions worked closely together on the digester filling plants for wood chip pre-steaming.

The plant construction team was responsible for the renovation of the wood chip silo discharge. The new silo bottom was delivered and assembled in three parts. In addition, the team installed two new discharge screws and an infeed screw with drives. The replacement of old with new had to be done during a nine-day shutdown. During this period, the tank construction division also replaced the screens on four digesters. Thanks to optimal coordination and the many years of experience in the paper industry, the work was completed on time.

The pipeline construction department also made a significant contribution to the overall project. It was entrusted with the entire process piping, a total of 1300 meters in nominal diameters DN15 to 500, the pump installations and the assembly of tanks and heat exchangers. The installation of the "flash tank" with a lifting weight of around 18 tonnes was one of the challenges for the fitters. During the shutdown, numerous tie points had to be taken into account.

"As always, the modification work carried out by all the Kremsmueller fitters involved was tremendous" - words of praise from Robert Petroschinsky, Planning Manager at Smurfit Kappa Nettingsdorf.
March 2018
At Night in Production
At Night in Production
It’s already the third time that Kremsmueller is participating in the 'Long Night of Research'. This year it will take place on Friday, 13 April, between 5 pm and 11 pm.
The production facility of Kremsmueller in Steinhaus has already experienced the most diverse projects and impressive moments. Virtual reality technology is being used to make it possible to experience these projects and moments. For example, visitors can see how steel parts weighing tons are assembled to form a huge pipe branch in the workshop and then installed deep in the mountains. Many of these actual parts can also be seen. Visitors will learn exciting facts about the subject of "Hydro Power" in a quiz.

In addition, you can move virtually through an impressive multi-storey evaporation system. The core of such systems is a "thin-film evaporator", which thermally and mechanically separates substances into their components. In order for visitors to know what processes and events take place inside, there will be a demonstration using a miniaturized test facility.

In 2016, Kremsmueller got a total of 650 visitors - a record result on a really successful evening. Reason enough to be there again this year and to look forward to receiving a large number of visitors.

Stop by and grab the rare opportunity to get an insight into the production - an interesting, exciting evening is guaranteed. Admission is free!
March 2018
Supervision in Chinese Refinery
Supervision in Chinese Refinery
Kremsmueller was entrusted with the design and supervision of a vapour recovery tank; this is also a contribution to protection of the environment.
A Chinese refinery in Kunming commissioned Kremsmueller to build a flat-bottom tank with a plastic membrane bubble for buffering petrol vapours. The 5000m³ tank is 18 metres in height, 22 metres in diameter, and weighs about 20 tons.

In contrast to the usual practice, in this project, the apparatus and tank construction department was not responsible for just the manufacturing of the tank itself. Kremsmueller supplied the entire engineering and core equipment for the membrane technology. In order to ensure a smooth manufacturing process, two tank construction experts from our company were entrusted with on-site supervision. They also played a leading role in the acceptance, test run and commissioning.

The flat bottom tank contributes significantly to meeting the strict environmental requirements. The harmful vapours can be stored temporarily and then converted back to liquid petrol. There is thus no pollutant emission.

Our experts will be happy to provide you with detailed information by e-mail on request - just click on Contact (envelope icon).
February 2018
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