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Reduce Specific Steam Consumption


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Customer Details

A rice bran based solvent extraction plant in Southern India
Problems
- High DOC and hexane duct temperature
- Variation in DOC temperature
- Moisture variation in dt outlet
- Variation in DOC quality
- High SSC/ steam consumption
Objective

- to reduce overall Specific Steam Consumption in
the plant
- to achieve consistent DOC quality
Solution

Installation of Forbes Marshall dtMAC automation
package with iLogic
Benefits
Specific steam consumption reduced from
385 kg/ton to 305 kg/ton
- 20% saving in steam consumption
- improved quality of DOC in terms of temperature,
colour and moisture
- all trends accessible remotely with real-time data