The efficiency of the sugar plants depends to a large extent on the performance of the evaporators. The conventional robert evaporators used in the most of the cane sugar factories work with high ΔT thus usually 1st or 2nd vapours are required for heating/ boiling of juice/ massecuite. In order to operate the sugar plant with high efficiency, it is one of the pre-requisites that the evaporators work on very low ΔT so that the lower stage vapours can be utilized for heating/ boiling. Falling Film Evaporators have the required characteristics to work on narrow ΔT to improve the steam economy.

IPRO group is pioneer in introducing the Falling Film Evaporators in the cane sugar industry. More than 170 FFE plus units are operational in the cane  sugar plants depicting immense experience and trust of the clients. Along with installation of FFE plus in the new modern cane & beet sugar factories, we have upgraded many of the sugar plants with FFE plus  to improve the steam economy.

Design features and performance of FFEplus Falling Film Evaporators

  • Very good heat transfer
  • Tailor made design to optimize the investment cost and maximize the performance
  • Little colour formation and negligible sugar losses
  • Designed according to ASME standards for operational safety and longer life
  • Unique juice distributor design prevents choking of tubes
  • High operational flexibility and negligible juice entrainment with high performance external vapour separator
  • CIP (Clean In Place) stands for quick cleaning of tubes without opening the evaporator
  • Manufacturing under the supervision of highly skilled German & Indian engineers
  • Fully automated

Importance of Falling Film Evaporators:

Falling Film Evaporators are the alternative to Robert type evaporators, if one is looking for the optimization of the evaporator station and the energy efficiency of the plant.

Robert and Kestner evaporators allow steam saving only down to a level of approx. 40% steam on cane. Blow this level, falling film evaporators become essential. Further, to target a steam demand of less than 32% on cane, it is a must to operate a complete falling film evaporation plant.

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More than 220 units in operation:

More than 220 FFE plus falling film evaporators designed by IPRO or under IPRO license are operational in cane sugar plants today. They depict our immense experience and the trust client place in IPRO’s engineering and design. Already many sugar plants have been revamped by integration of FFE plus falling film evaporators to improve the steam economy.
FFE plus is a customized energy efficient evaporators equipped with a very good automation for multi parameter controlling. FFE plus units are designed by IPROINDIA and custom-made by our manufacturing partners under the supervision.
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