International Sugar Journal

On-line monitoring of factory processes † [Full subscriber]

The knowledge of mass and energy flows in a cane sugar factory is a crucial aspect in order to enhance the plant performance and detect process deficiencies. The development of the advanced Monitoring System (AMS) based on the Sugars software allows nowadays visualising the sugar process by connecting the software to the process and laboratory information system. The AMS was first introduced in 2004 to the sugar industry. experience gained over the last few years is reported in this paper. Besides the creation of the mass and energy balance, the system can be used for data reconciliation with special regard…

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