WideGap plate heat exchangers are a sweet deal for sugar plant
When Shri SaiKrupa Sugar & Allied Industries Ltd in India opened its new sugar refinery in 2010, it was not only the largest plant in the Maharashtra region, but also one of the most modern – using unconventional heating technology to save precious energy.DATE 2023-11-28
Shri SaiKrupa uses Alfa Laval’s WideGap plate heat exchangers to heat its raw sugar juice. So far, they have resulted in considerable energy savings and trouble-free operation. “During their first two years of operation, our four WideGap PHEs have surpassed our original expectations in terms of energy savings and ease of operation", says Mr E.G. Sadanand, vice president at Shri SaiKrupa, who is very happy with the company’s choice of heating technology.
Alfa Laval widegap installation in Shri SaiKrupa sugar plant in India
Unlike the Indian sugar industry at large, Shri SaiKrupa uses Alfa Laval’s WideGap plate heat exchangers to heat its raw sugar juice. So far, they have resulted in considerable energy savings and trouble-free operation.
Alfa Laval WideGap plate heat exchangers
WideGap PHEs are suitable for various heating media, such as liquids, steam and low pressure vapour.
Designed for fibrous media
Plate pattern designed for high turbulence and efficiency
Easy to clean with Cleaning-in-Place
equipment or mechanically
Easy to expand capacity
- Significant heat recovery allows excess steam to generate power.
- Small footprint saves space in the boiler house.
- Flexible capacity by adding (or removing) plates.
- Fast, convenient cleaning-in-place and backflushing
- Infrequent openings increase operationallife of plate gaskets.
Shri SaiKrupa Sugar & Allied Industries Ltd in Maharashtra, India
The WideGap PHE technology has delivered on its promise of heat-transfer efficiency and energy savings
Mr E. G. Sadanand,
vice president at Shri SaiKrupa Sugar & Allied Industries Ltd.
Reducing energy consumption in the preliming heating of raw sugar juice. Using a low-temperature heating medium for raw-juice heating.