International Sugar Journal

Polymer mud scraper assembly † [Full subscriber]

The mud scrapers on the three rotary mud filters at Racecourse Mill are of varying designs and scraper lengths with no adjustments to scraper angle. The scraper frames are also fabricated from mild steel and are prone to excessive corrosion due to the hot wet environment. As the pivot points and scraper blades wear, the blade angle presented to the screen changes and compromises the efficiency of the scraper and its ability to scrape the mud from the filter drum. This can lead to excessive blinding of the filter screen and a loss in effective filter area, which increases mud…

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