Smurfit Kappa

Smurfit Kappa

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 | Maintenance

Smurfit Kappa is truly an industry leader with 350 production sites around the world, with locations in 21 European countries and 12 countries in the Americas. They offer an unrivalled portfolio of paper-packaging solutions, which they constantly update with new, market-leading innovations. Smurfit Kappa has been a customer of Adcock since 2004.

Adcock looks after all the air conditioning, water chillers and AHU equipment at the Birmingham site, where Smurfit Kappa provides a reliable service for cardboard and paper recycling.

Adcock carries out maintenance visits every quarter and has engineers on hand to provide 24 hours support to assist the smooth site’s operation. The condenser and evaporator coils get clogged up quickly due to the humid conditions and they also corrode because of the acidic atmosphere on site. Corrosion occurs within 3-4 year even after being treated with specialist long lasting corrosion protection. Adcock’s biggest challenge is coping with the need for quick turnaround of repairs,  long lead times are very common for coil replacements due to the need for them to be specially coated.  Adcock is therefore currently looking to test a new leak repair formula which will temporarily repair coils. 

Adcock designed and installed a number of 100% back-up systems in critical areas so that down time is kept to a minimal during any breakdown.

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