Design, manufacturing and maintenance of sugar milling equipment : observations from the 2008 ISSCT Engineering Workshop

Kent, Geoffrey Alan & Scott, Stephen J. (2009) Design, manufacturing and maintenance of sugar milling equipment : observations from the 2008 ISSCT Engineering Workshop. In Bruce, R.C. (Ed.) Proceedings of the Australian Society of Sugar Cane Technologists, Australian Society of Sugar Cane Technologists Ltd, Ballina, New South Wales, pp. 481-488.

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An International Society of Sugar Cane Technologists (ISSCT) Engineering Workshop was held in Piracicaba, Brazil from 30 June to 4 July 2008. The theme of the workshop was Design, manufacturing and maintenance of sugar mill equipment. The workshop consisted of a series of technical sessions and site visits.

The Brazilian sugar industry is growing rapidly. The growth has occurred as the result of the sugar industry’s position as a key provider of renewable energy in the form of ethanol and, more recently, electricity. The increased focus on electricity is seeing investment in high pressure (100 bar) boilers, cane cleaning plants that allow an increased biomass supply from trash and digesters that produce biogas from dunder. It is clear that the Brazilian sugar industry has a well defined place in the country’s future.

The ISSCT workshop provided a good opportunity to gain information from equipment suppliers and discuss new technology that may have application in Australia. The new technologies of interest included IMCO sintered carbide shredder hammer tips, Fives Cail MillMax mills, planetary mill gearboxes, Bosch Projects chainless diffusers, Fives Cail Zuka centrifugals and Vaperma Siftek membrane systems.

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ID Code: 77907
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: ISSCT, Engineering, Workshop, Brazil
ISSN: 0726-0822
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > FOOD SCIENCES (090800) > Food Processing (090805)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Tropical Crops and Biocommodities
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 Australian Society of Sugar Cane Technologists
Deposited On: 21 Oct 2014 23:46
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2017 14:50

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