International Sugar Journal

Milling train maceration control utilising NIR technology † [Full subscriber]

In recent times, Australian sugar factories have tried to maximise throughput. This trend has continued with factory rationalisation and a need to maximise utilisation of existing capital. The amount of maceration applied to the crushing mills has a great effect on reducing pol loss in final mill bagasse. It is generally recognised that other things being equal, the more maceration the better the extraction. However the down side is that evaporators have to be able to boil off the extra water. The capacity of the evaporators to boil off that water in turn limits crushing capacity. Other issues associated with…

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