Peter Rein's Cane Sugar Engineering

 

is directed at active practitioners in the cane sugar industry. This includes

  • mill engineers,
  • process
  • production managers,
  • design engineers and
  • students.

 

Size 17 x 24 cm, 768 pages

323 Figures, 148 Tables

4Color printing

Hardcover

Price EUR269 (ca. US$350)

+ Airmail postage (EUR23)  

ISBN 978-3-87040-110-8

 

Online-Version

Price EUR50 per year

 

List of Errata

 

5          Milling

5.1       Extraction by mills

5.1.1    Extraction

5.1.2    Other measures of mill performance

5.2       Theory of milling

5.2.1    Basic volumetric model

5.2.2    Assumptions for simple model

5.2.3    Cane throughput formulae

5.2.4    Feed ratio for maximum throughput

5.2.5    Compaction ratio, compression ratio and fiber fills

5.2.6    Fiber with extracted juice ("cush cush")

5.2.7    Non-cylindrical rolls

5.2.8    Floating rolls

5.2.9    Friction and feed opening

5.2.10  Influence of roll diameter on mill feeding

5.2.11  Reabsorption, shearing in the cane and slip

5.2.12  Mill load and torque

5.3       Mills and mill components

5.3.1    Conventional mills

5.3.2    Headstocks

5.3.3    Mill rolls

5.3.4    Roll grooving

5.3.5    Messchaert grooves

5.3.6    Lotus rolls

5.3.7    Mill hydraulics and loadings

5.3.8    Mill bearings

5.3.9    Mill pinions

5.3.10  Trash plates and scrapers

5.4       Two-roll mills

5.4.1    Stork-Werkspoor development

5.4.2    STG-FCB

5.4.3    Bundaberg’s high extraction mill

5.4.4    Fives Cail extraction unit

5.5       Mill drives

5.5.1    Mill drive power requirements

5.5.2    Prime movers for mills

5.5.3    Mill gearing

5.5.4    Mill couplings and tail bars

5.6       Cane preparation

5.7       Mill settings

5.7.1    Mill roll settings

5.7.2    Adjustment for top roll float

5.7.3    Pressure feeder settings

5.7.4    Underfeed roll settings

5.7.5    Chute openings

5.7.6    Trash plate settings

5.7.7    Practical optimization of mill settings

5.8       Imbibition and related issues

5.8.1    Imbibition

5.8.2    Implications of cush cush with extracted juice

5.8.3    Maceration and maceration carriers

5.8.4    Juice recycling

5.8.5    Low-pressure extraction

5.8.6    Mill drainage

5.9       Mill feeding

5.9.1    Roll surface preparation

5.9.2    Chevrons

5.9.3    Pusher feeders

5.9.4    Donnelly chutes

5.9.5    Pressure feeders

5.9.6    Toothed pressure feeders

5.10     Mill capacity

5.10.1  Individual mill size and capacity

5.10.2  Milling tandem capacity

5.10.3  Number of mills

5.10.4  Mill speed

5.11     Mill control

5.11.1  Throughput and other mill controls

5.11.2  Routine mill tests

5.11.3  Mill lift and hydraulic pressures

5.11.4  Mill operation

5.12     Sucrose losses along the milling train

5.12.1  Physical losses

5.12.2  Sucrose destruction losses

5.12.3  Measurement and control of sucrose destruction

5.12.4  Cane payment implications

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