International Sugar Journal

Installation of VL1300 prototype low grade fugal* [Full subscriber]

Abstract The Condong Mill No. 2 low grade fugal basket was condemned during the 2015 crushing season after developing high vibration due to excessive run-out of the top rim. When replacement options were being investigated an opportunity was provided by Western States to install a prototype VL1300 low grade fugal on the proviso that they could conduct performance trials. This paper discusses the installation, commissioning and operation of the fugal. Details of teething issues, their cause and resolution are provided. The fugal uses an innovative probe-fed centre-feed design to obtain very good massecuite distribution across the separating screen. Results from…

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