Patent Number: 6,293,031

Title: Method and apparatus for drying a coated paper web or the like

Abstract: Method and apparatus for drying a coated paper web (W) or the like web. The apparatus (10) comprises sequentially in the running direction of the web--a turning device (16) arranged on the first side of the web and provided with blow nozzles (20), with which the running direction of the web to be dried is turned in a non-contacting way, and web drying devices (30, 30') arranged on the first and the second sides of the web, in which the web is dried in a non-contacting manner. The apparatus further comprises a counterpart (18) provided with overpressure nozzles (24), arranged on the second side of the web at the point of the turning device (16), for stabilizing the web run by means of blows generating a local overpressure between the web (W) and the carrier surfaces of the overpressure nozzles (24).

Inventors: Ringbom; Knut (Turku, FI), Solin; Richard (Kemlo, FI)

Assignee: Metso Paper, Inc.

International Classification: D21F 5/00 (20060101); D21F 5/18 (20060101); D21H 25/06 (20060101); D21H 25/00 (20060101); F26B 13/20 (20060101); F26B 13/10 (20060101); F26B 007/00 ()

Expiration Date: 09/25/2018