We used Sugars™ to model the syrup mixing and flash crystallization stages in our continuous vacuum crystallizers (CVC's). The modeling showed us which parameters had the biggest influence on crystal yield and which were likely to cause problems with false grain. As a result of the modeling work, we changed the operating conditions of the CVC's and achieved an increase in crystal yield without an increase in false grain formation, or any other significant effect on sugar quality.
Steve Williams, Production Manager
British Sugar plc