International Sugar Journal

The implementation of a dryer/cooler conversion and short residence time conditioning system for refined sugar † [Full subscriber]

The rotary sugar dryer/cooler at Central Azucarera Don Pedro (CADP) refinery (Philippines) has been upgraded and a short residence time conditioning system has been installed through 2008-2009 to resolve hard caking issues being experienced in stored 50 kg sugar bags. This paper describes the modifications undertaken and the results achieved in resolving the caking issues. The reconfiguration and automation of the dryer/cooler and the installation of short residence time conditioning (eight hour conditioning period) provided a simple, low capital cost and low operating cost resolution to the caking issues previously encountered at the refinery, compared to alternatives. The reconfiguration and…

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