Industrial fixation systems: key factors, limitations and optimisation through the use of computer simulation modelling. Discussion paper
A J Pendlebury, M Riepen, M J Boonstra, W Gard
This paper briefly describes four fixation operative in the Netherlands, namely: circulating and non-circulating steam fixation cylinders, steam fixation chambers and controlled climate rooms. The general limitations of industrial practice are reviewed against the background of established fixation theory. The controlling variables, both material and process-related, for fixation processing are specified. The capabilities of computer simulation modelling to highlight and provide solutions to these problems is illustrated.