On-line scale monitoring device

Rackemann, Darryn W., Cripps, Lloyd, Chohan, Peter, East, Chris P., & Doherty, William O.S. (2012) On-line scale monitoring device. In Bruce , R.C. (Ed.) Proceedings of 34th Australian Society of Sugar Cane Technologists Conference, Australian Society of Sugar Cane Technologists, Cairns, QLD.


Developments in evaporator cleaning have accelerated in the past 10 years as a result of an extended period of research into scale formation and scale composition. Chemical cleaning still provides the most cost effective method of cleaning the evaporators.

The paper describes a system that was designed to obtain on-line samples of evaporator scale negating the need to open up hot evaporator vessels for scale collection. This system was successfully implemented in a number of evaporators at a sugar mill. This paper also describes a recent experience in a sugar factory in which the cleaning procedure was slightly modified resulting in effective removal of intractable scale.

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ID Code: 70878
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Scale monitoring, heat exchangers, fouling, chemical cleaning
ISSN: 0726-0822
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > CHEMICAL SCIENCE (030000) > INORGANIC CHEMISTRY (030200)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > CHEMICAL ENGINEERING (090400)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Tropical Crops and Biocommodities
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 Australian Society of Sugar Cane Technologists
Deposited On: 02 May 2014 01:27
Last Modified: 05 Aug 2014 07:20

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