Advanced computer simulation of the milling process

Thaval, Omkar P. & Kent, Geoffrey Alan (2013) Advanced computer simulation of the milling process. In Hogarth, D.M. (Ed.) International Society of Sugar Cane Technologists, Sociedade dos Tecnicos Acucareiros e Alcooleiros do Brasil & The XXVIIIth ISSCT Organising Committee, Sao Paulo, Brazil, pp. 1595-1607.

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Process modelling is an integral part of any process industry. Several sugar factory models have been developed over the years to simulate the unit operations. An enhanced and comprehensive milling process simulation model has been developed to analyse the performance of the milling train and to assess the impact of changes and advanced control options for improved operational efficiency. The developed model is incorporated in a proprietary software package ‘SysCAD’.

As an example, the milling process model has been used to predict a significant loss of extraction by returning the cush from the juice screen before #3 mill instead of before #2 mill as is more commonly done. Further work is being undertaken to more accurately model extraction processes in a milling train, to examine extraction issues dynamically and to integrate the model into a whole factory model.

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ID Code: 77912
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Process modelling, Simulation package, Extraction model, Milling efficiency
ISBN: 9780949678270
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
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 STAB & The XXVIIIth ISSCT Organising Committee
Deposited On: 21 Oct 2014 23:18
Last Modified: 26 Oct 2015 09:35

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