International Sugar Journal

Implications of using a condensate cigar on factory operations* [Full subscriber]

Abstract The highly steam-efficient overseas cane factories almost universally undertake extensive flashing of vapour from condensates into the calandrias of evaporator vessels. The condensates subjected to flashing include condensates from the calandrias of evaporators and pans and from the vapour chests of non-contact heaters. The condensate management equipment is commonly referred to as a condensate cigar as the usual arrangement is a long horizontal vessel. The vessel contains several compartments operating at different pressures. The recovery of heat in the flashed vapour is primarily adopted in order to reduce the process steam consumption of the factory. Modelling of the process…

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