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Evaporation process in sugarproduction

Optimize your sugar production with process instrumentation

Innovative, robust and easy-to-clean technologies during production and maintenance

Sugar production is a cost-sensitive business. Robust, durable and high-quality process instruments are of utmost importance because they increase performance and ensure constant quality. Sugar processes can be optimized without compromising product quality. Robust, easy-to-clean innovative technologies guarantee high plant availability and reduce the risk of equipment damage during maintenance.

170

million metric tons

of sugar are produced worldwide each year.
When producing at such high quality and high volumes, it is imperative to avoid unscheduled outages.

Sugar products

Our offering

Endress+Hauser offers a complete palette of approved flow, level, temperature, pressure and analytical instruments to solve your challenges in the demanding sugar production business. Our instruments are designed and manufactured to withstand cleaning processes during maintenance periods and in harsh production processes.

  • Consistent product quality and taste

  • Stable processing parameters (Brix, etc.)

  • Safety for your installed base (pumps, flowmeters, etc.)

  • Reduced outage

Sugar manufacturing processes

Click through the maps to learn more about how to improve and optimize your sugar production.

  • Suger beet manufacturing overview ©Endress+Hauser

    Overview of the sugar beet manufacturing process

  • Sugar cane manufacturing overview ©Endress+Hauser

    Overview of the sugar cane manufacturing process

  • Evaporation process ©Endress+Hauser

    Process flow and measuring points in the juice evaporation

  • Crystallization and centrifugation process ©Endress+Hauser

    Process flow and measuring points in the crystallization and centrifugation

Applications

Level measurement in the evaporation process

One of the most challenging applications in sugar production is the level measurement in the evaporator. A low clarified juice level may damage an entire batch and cause an unscheduled outage.
Radar technology mounted in a bypass system ensures robust, stable and reliable level monitoring.

Evaporation process in a sugar plant

Optimize your differential pressure measurement

Harsh production environments and cleaning processes frequently damage the differential pressure system in evaporators. A reliable one-to-one replacement is the Deltabar FMD71, our innovative electronic differential pressure system. The ceramic cell offers maximum robustness paired with abrasion resistance and vacuum tightness. And Deltabar offers additional benefits: faster installation, less maintenance and downtime and fewer spare parts.

Deltabar FMD71 differentail pressure measurement

Keep pH measurement within safe limits

The optimal pH range in the crystallization process is 6.5 to 7.0, which ensures top-quality end products. Because of the low ionic strength of the water mixed with sugar, a glass electrode cannot be used. We recommend our digital non-glass Memosens sensors ISFET or Ceramax. In addition, the Ceramax sensor offers long-term stability and minimal maintenance.

Crystallization process in sugar manufacturing process

Brix concentration at the highest level

Syrup is produced in the evaporation phase with about 65° Brix. Apart from the main task of measuring mass flow and density, the Promass also performs an in-line analysis of the Brix concentration with a high degree of accuracy. Our new flowmeter platform organizes clear, standardized diagnostic notifications using the Endress+Hauser Heartbeat technology, which enables predictive maintenance while supplying proof of operational reliability and process safety.

Evaporation process in sugar manufacturing

Benefits

As a sugar manufacturer, you must minimize downtime or other risks during the process. For that reason, you need a reliable partner at your side. Our experienced industry and application engineers can help you optimize your processes and improve plant availability.

24/7

production without interruptions or outage.

NO

faulty or damaged instruments during production and maintenance.

More than 1,000

Endress+Hauser process instruments installed in every sugar plant help you to improve plant availability.

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