International Sugar Journal

A just-in-time approach to refining [Full subscriber]

The Tongaat-Hulett Sugar Refinery (Hulref) receives very high pol (VHP) sugar from the Hulett mills situated along the north coast of KwaZulu-natal during the crushing season, and from the South african Sugar Terminal (SaST) during the off-crop. The sugar is stored in one of three warehouses with a total capacity of 80 000 tons. on 9 May 2008, a fire totally destroyed two of the stores and partially ruined the third one. all the essential sugar handling equipment such as conveyors, walkways, blending and storage facilities and auxiliary equipment were destroyed. The operational recovery period, which spanned three weeks, involved…

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