Falling-film evaporator plant for a cane sugar factory: presentation of the concept and operating results

Have you read the article "Falling-film evaporator plant for a cane sugar factory: presentation of the concept and operating results", which has appeared in the International Sugar Journal? Click here for the abstract of the paper.

In the cane sugar industry, Robert evaporators are generally considered the preferred evaporator design because of the issues associated with the scaling of heating surfaces. 

An evaporator set concept has been developed in collaboration with a supplier to utilise falling-film evaporators in the cane sugar industry in order to benefit from the numerous advantages of this technology.

In 2011, a new 5-effect evaporator set composed entirely of falling-film evaporators was designed, supplied and commissioned for the Indian Cane Power Limited (ICPL), Uttur, a sugar cane factory located in the State of Karnataka, India. The design targets for this evaporator plant were as follows:

  • Smooth operation of falling-film evaporators in the cane sugar industry
  • Considerable reduction of the steam consumption of the sugar factory
  • Clear increase of power export to the local power supply network

The supplier BMA accompanied this project with the preparation of mass and energy balances, process flow diagrams and process layout concepts. BMA also assisted with commissioning and chemical cleaning of the plant.

by

LEHNBERGER, A.
BRAHIM, F,
BMA Braunschweigische Maschinenbauanstalt AG, Germany
engineering(at)bma-de.com

MALLIKARJUN, S. S.
Indian Cane Power Ltd., India
icpldvg(at)yahoo.com


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