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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.

 

Steam Consumption

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

 

Water Consumption

Normally Water Consumption is 100-150% Of Raw Sugar

Best Achieved Water consumption is around : 20 % of Raw Sugar

 

Power Consumption

Normally the Power Consumption is 55-60 KW/MT of Raw Sugar

Best Achieved Power Consumption is around : 45 KW/MT of Raw Sugar