Improving factory performance using an integrated sugar factory model

Mann, Anthony P., Thaval, Omkar P., Broadfoot, Ross, & McFeaters, John (2015) Improving factory performance using an integrated sugar factory model. In Bruce, Robin (Ed.) Proceedings of the Australian Society of Sugar Cane Technologists, Australian Society of Sugar Cane Technologists, Bundaberg, Qld., pp. 305-315.

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A whole of factory model of a raw sugar factory was developed in SysCAD software to assess and improve factory operations. The integrated sugar factory model ‘Sugar-SysCAD’ includes individual models for milling, heating and clarification, evaporation, crystallisation, steam cycle, sugar dryer and process and injection water circuits. These individual unit operation models can be either used as standalone models to optimise the unit operation or in the integrated mode to provide more accurate prediction of the effects of changes in any part of the process on the outputs of the whole factory process. Using the integrated sugar factory model, the effect of specific process operations can be understood and practical solutions can be determined to address process problems. The paper presents two factory scenarios to show the capabilities of the whole of factory model.

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ID Code: 89459
Item Type: Conference Paper
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Keywords: mass and energy balance, process simulation, extraction model, empirical models
ISBN: 9781510803688
ISSN: 0726–0822
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Current > Research Centres > Centre for Tropical Crops and Biocommodities
Current > Institutes > Institute for Future Environments
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Deposited On: 26 Oct 2015 02:03
Last Modified: 29 Oct 2015 12:29

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