International Sugar Journal

Improving refined sugar pan yields following the continuous improvement methodologies at Manildra Harwood Sugars Refinery* [Full subscriber]

The crystallisation process in a refinery is regarded as a crucial step in determining the overall product quality and has a major impact on the efficiency on the refinery operations. For this reason pan yield in the Refinery is considered to be a critical key performance indicator. Any reduction of the pan yield will result in increased costs for steam and electricity due to higher recycle syrup streams. Pan yield can be improved by monitoring and adjusting a few basic parameters in the crystallisation and centrifuging processes. A paper presented at the 2009 SIT conference (#962) by Mr George Carter…

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