Managing milling train operation and performance

Kent, Geoffrey Alan (2015) Managing milling train operation and performance. In Bruce, Robin C. (Ed.) Proceedings of the Australian Society of Sugar Cane Technologists, Australian Society of Sugar Cane Technologists Ltd, Bundaberg, Qld, pp. 489-497.

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This paper discusses the main milling train management tasks necessary for maintaining good extraction performance through a season. The main activities discussed are making week by week decisions about shredder and mill setting adjustments, and selecting preseason mill settings. To maintain satisfactory milling train extraction performance, the main factors affecting extraction should be examined: cane preparation with pol in open cells or shredder torque, delivery nip compaction through the load or torque controller outputs such as roll lift, feed chute flap position or pressure feeder to mill speed ratio, and added water rate.

To select mill settings for the coming season, delivery nip compaction and feed chute exit compaction can be inferred from the previous seasons.

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ID Code: 85654
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Milling, Performance, Operation, Reporting, Extraction
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 > Institutes > Institute for Future Environments
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 Australian Society of Sugar Cane Technologists Ltd
Copyright Statement: No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopy, recording or any information storage and retrieval system, without permission of the publisher.
Deposited On: 19 Jul 2015 22:15
Last Modified: 02 Nov 2015 05:11

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