Four MSizer giants replace five machines in the world's largest sugar refinery
- The world's largest stand-alone sugar refinery Al Khaleej in Dubai.
- Temporary higher sugar moisture levels caused regular screen blockages and product mixing with corresponding time expenditure for maintenance and screen cleaning.
- In addition, there was product contamination due to rubber abrasion from the screen cleaning system.
- Despite the use of modern technology, there was an enormous amount of maintenance work, as the machines were supplied by different manufacturers.
- The requirement was to reduce the high costs by standardization and by plant optimization and to guarantee extended flexibility.
- Furthermore, the capacities should be increased from approx. 60 - 65 t/h (nominal) to up to 80 t/h per screening machine as a maximum.
- In order to meet the customer's requirements for flexibility, cost reduction and increased efficiency, Mogensen reduced the number of machines from five existing machines to just four MSizer giants.
- At the same time, a smaller footprint with higher capacity could be realized due to the longer screen deck length.
- The initial sugar production capacity of a daily throughput of 6,000 tons was increased to more than 7,000 tons per day.
- With the conversion to a uniform and smaller machine series, energy, maintenance and spare parts costs were significantly reduced.
- Due to the machine design, maintenance of the Mogensen Sizer can be carried out quickly and easily, which leads to a further significant cost reduction.
The technological changeover has resulted in a gigantic increase in capacity with improved product purity, correct particle sizes, and undersize/oversize in line with specifications. At the same time, downtime has been reduced. Sugar blockages are now prevented at Al Khaleej Sugar, thanks to Mogensen Sizer Technology.