International Sugar Journal

Pan life cycle management* [Full subscriber]

Abstract Mackay Sugar Limited routinely carries out pan vessel inspections and non-destructive thickness testing as part of a pan’s life cycle management system. This paper details the previous thickness testing regime and how, due to inconsistent readings and recording, a new approach to thickness testing was required and how this was achieved. In addition, the paper provides details as to how and why the new testing method was adopted and how the information is tabulated. It also describes how the measurements are used to determine the inspection intervals and the pan vessel life. As a continuation of the Mackay Sugar…

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