Design Of Sugar Refinery
Starting with a new Sugar Refinery it is important to consider the design for the number of purification steps to be included and the specification of each stage. This will be covered in more detail later pages but it is important to look at the options for handling higher than expected colours and the savings that occur if the decolourising duty is less. Also the boiling scheme adopted and the blending pattern will have a great influence on the final configuration of the Refinery. The essential features of organisation of refinery will be :-
1. Raw sugar will be imported.
2. Adequate Storage of Raw Sugar in Refinery
3. Coal is Required for steam and power generation
4. Adequate Storage of Refined Sugar.
5. Suitable distillery for Molasses produced.
Normally Steam Consumption is 1.2 to 1.4 MT / MT of Raw Sugar
Best Achieved Steam Consumption is around : 0.65 MT/MT of Raw Sugar
Normally Water Consumption is 100-150% Of Raw Sugar
Best Achieved Water consumption is around : 20 % of Raw Sugar
Normally the Power Consumption is 55-60 KW/MT of Raw Sugar
Best Achieved Power Consumption is around : 45 KW/MT of Raw Sugar