International Sugar Journal

Pan No.9 incident – Farleigh Mill 2020* [Full subscriber]

Abstract         On 3 June 2020, pan No.9 at Farleigh Mill imploded, causing the top cone of the pan to collapse into the pan body and come to rest on the calandria.  The incident occurred during steam trials when boiling water under vacuum conditions.  Severe damage was caused to the entire pan above the calandria, including the vapour ducting, the vapour condenser, pan stirrer and ancillary equipment at the top of the pan.  Some damage was caused to the calandria.  Fortunately, no people were injured.  Following the implosion, the factory was shut down, and the area around pan No.9 was made…

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