We supply fans for both the mills that process sugar cane and the factories
that process sugar beet. Bagasse, the waste from sugar cane refining is burned
in sugar cane mills to provide power and heat.
It is a difficult material to
burn and poses challenges to the fans because of fouling and corrosion. The
boiler fans we supply - induced draught, primary and secondary air - have the
advantage of designs evolved over a long period.
The demands for boilers in sugar beet factories depend on the fuels used but
may be just as onerous for the exhaust gas fans if the fuel is poor. For more
than 50 years we have been designing fans for such applications and have
successfully revamped installations, using impellers of improved design to
ensure that they operate throughout a campaign without shutdown for
maintenance. Modifying the fan so that no maintenance is required until the
annual plant shutdown has clear economic advantages.
factories have gas turbine based CHP plant and where the
gas fuel supply pressure is inadequate we can supply fuel gas
For sugar mills we supply centrifugal and axial boiler fans
for induced and forced draught, and for sugar plants generally we supply fans
for ventilation and cooling systems.
ExVel(R) fans are used in the sugar industry to concentrate clarified juice in MVC evaporators. Concentrating the clarified juice with MVC evaporation will substantially reduce the steam requirement for evaporation so this technology is especially attractive for new installations with co-generation, and for de-bottlenecking.