Design, manufacturing and maintenance of sugar mill equipment

Kent, Geoffrey Alan (2010) Design, manufacturing and maintenance of sugar mill equipment. In Hogarth, D.M. (Ed.) International Society of Sugar Cane Technologists, Asociacion de Tecnicos Azucareros de Mexico, A.C. & The XXVIIth ISSCT Organising Committee, Veracruz, Mexico.

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The ISSCT Engineering Workshop 2008 in Brazil was well attended with 62 participants including 39 overseas visitors from 15 countries.

The workshop addressed the theme Design, manufacturing and maintenance of sugar mill equipment. From the technical sessions, the following conclusions were drawn:

• Several speakers articulated a shared vision of the future of the Brazilian sugar industry. This shared vision gives considerable confidence that the vision can become a reality.

• There is an increased focus on energy products. As a result, the reduction of factory energy consumption in order to maximise the energy available for products is also a focus.

• New equipment and products are being developed with reduced power consumption, lower capital and maintenance costs, and better performance.

• Methods presented for reducing maintenance costs included the use of a maintenance management system, condition monitoring and material selection.

The workshop was held in conjunction with Piracicaba’s annual SIMTEC exhibition for the sugar and alcohol industries that provides a forum for technical presentations and discussion, and showcases products and services from manufacturers and service providers. In return for holding the workshop in conjunction with SIMTEC, SIMTEC provided sponsorship for the workshop, including paying travel and accommodation costs for two invited speakers, and organisation for the workshop. The ISSCT and SIMTEC technical programs were arranged so that their technical sessions did not clash, and the ISSCT program was extended a day to provide an opportunity for ISSCT participants to attend the SIMTEC exhibition. Informal feedback from workshop participants suggested that the arrangement between ISSCT and SIMTEC worked well. Site visits to two manufacturing facilities and two sugar mills were arranged as part of the workshop.

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ID Code: 77909
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Sugar, Mill, Sugar mill equipment, Design, Manufacture, Maintenance
ISBN: 9780949678379
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > FOOD SCIENCES (090800) > Food Engineering (090802)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Tropical Crops and Biocommodities
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 ATAM & The XXVII ISSCT Organising Committee
Deposited On: 21 Oct 2014 23:28
Last Modified: 26 Oct 2015 00:08

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