International Sugar Journal

Accelerated restoration of primary boiler following major critical failure* [Full subscriber]

Abstract At Plane Creek Mill on 17 November 2012 a low water level incident occurred during the operation of the primary boiler. This resulted in exposure of some critical boiler pressure parts to above normal temperatures (in excess of 500°C) for a period due to insufficient circulation, evaporation and steam flow. The boiler was temporarily repaired and the remaining two weeks of the crushing season were completed. As a result of the damage, an emergency project was established to restore the boiler to its operating condition prior to the start of crush on 28 May 2013. This left six months…

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