Batch pan control by microwave brix

Schneider, P.A., and Vigh, S.N. (2004) Batch pan control by microwave brix. In: Proceedings of the Australian Society of Sugar Cane Technologists - 26th. From: 2004 Conference of the Australian Society of Sugar Cane Technologists, 4 - 7 May 2004, Brisbane, QLD, Australia.

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Abstract

FOR MANY decades, the massecuite brix in vacuum pans has been controlled using simple and cost effective conductivity probes. Despite their widespread use, they suffer from a variety of problems, including temperature sensitivity and changes in impurity loads. Arguably, conductivity probes are not highly process relevant, since they deliver at best only an indirect measure of fundamentally important process variables. This paper presents results from a series of industrial trials using a microwave-based instrument. It presents an overview of the installation and use of this class of device for effective batch vacuum pan control. Experimental results from a series of trials run on a 100 tonne batch vacuum pan are presented.

Item ID: 7779
Item Type: Conference Item (Refereed Research Paper - E1)
Keywords: batch vacuum pan; brix control; microwave brix sensor; process control
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ISSN: 0726-0822
Date Deposited: 12 Jan 2010 02:02
FoR Codes: 09 ENGINEERING > 0904 Chemical Engineering > 090407 Process Control and Simulation @ 100%
SEO Codes: 86 MANUFACTURING > 8601 Processed Food Products and Beverages (excl. Dairy Products) > 860199 Processed Food Products and Beverages (excl. Dairy Products) not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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