International Sugar Journal

Implications of crystal-size distributions in product massecuites from horizontal and vertical continuous pans* [Full subscriber]

Abstract         The crystal-size distribution of product massecuites from continuous pans has always been of major interest to designers of these pans.  As several overseas cane factories seek to operate continuous pans with lower pressure vapour, e.g. vapour 3 or vapour 4 from the evaporators, and also to use seed with smaller crystal size in order to increase the extent of crystallisation conducted in continuous pans, a closer examination of the factors affecting the crystal size distributions of product massecuites is warranted.  Both these changes tend to produce a broader spread of crystal sizes.  This paper examines the influence of the…

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