October 1-3, 2018. Cali, Colombia

ISSCT FACTORY ENGINEERING & PROCESSING WORKSHOPS:

Processing and Engineering options towards more competitive factory operations

ISSCT Joint Factory Engineering And Processing Workshops

Workshop Starts in:

Why Attend this Workshop?

All technologists are encouraged to attend the workshop. The ISSCT sponsored workshops provide a fantastic opportunity for engineers and scientists to meet and discuss technological developments with other delegates in a less formal environment.

A young engineer/scientist (<35 years old) will be selected at each workshop on the basis of their abstract and presentation to receive a USD 500 prize and certificate. As well, one winner will be selected from all the commission workshops and will be sponsored by ISSCT to attend their next commission workshop.

The workshops will be jointly hosted by the Colombian Sugarcane Research Centre (Cenicaña), www.cenicana.org  and Colombian Sugarcane Technologists Association (Tecnicaña) www.tecnicana.org

Workshop Organizing Committee

Workshop Chair: Nicolás Gil njgil@cenicana.org

Engineering Section Chair: Boris Morgenroth morgenroth@ipro-bs.de

Processing Section Chair: Michael Saska drmsaska@gmail.com

Factory Commissioner: Rod Steindl steindlr@bigpond.com

Colombian Sugar Industry

Sugarcane industry in Colombia is located around the Cauca river Valley. The industry has 14 sugar mills, 12 power cogenerators and 6 fuel ethanol distilleries. The sugarcane cultivated area is 240.000 hectares. The cane growers (which are approximated 2750) own 75% of the cultivated land, while the sugar mills own the other 25%. Average property size is 63 hectares and 69% farms are below the average in size.

Crushed cane in 2017 was 24.200.000 tons, the production was 2.100.000 t of sugar and 365 .000 m3 of ethanol. Field productivity was 133 t/ha and crushing days/year was 322. Currently in Colombia, 66% of power generation is hydroelectric while Cogeneration represents only 0.5%. In 2017, the sugarcane mills generated 1487 GWh and 41 % of this was sold to the grid. An advantage of cogeneration from sugar cane is that it is available during dry season while in the same period the water is at a critical factor for hydroelectric power.

International Society of Sugar Cane Technologists (ISSCT)

The ISSCT is an association of scientists, technologists, managers, institutions and companies/corporations concerned with the technical advancement of the cane sugar industry and its co-products.

The ISSCT is governed by an Executive of 10 members elected every three-years by the Council which consists of representatives of the different Affiliated Societies (24) who meet during congresses. The Executive appoints a Technical Program Committee (TPC) which is responsible for monitoring the technical activities.

For more information click here… http://issct.org/society.html

Registration fee is US$ 350. Join us in Cali on 1-3 October to discuss techonological developments

Workshop format

The workshop will include two full days of presentations and discussions; followed by a third day where there will be a visit to the Providencia and Mayagüez sugar cane mills. Oral presentations and posters are welcome. Abstracts and summaries for all the contributions, will be distributed to participants during the workshop and published on the ISSCT website.

Technical programmes

The two workshops, although at the same venue, will have different agendas. Delegates will have the unique opportunity to attend individual presentations or sessions that may be of interest at either workshop. The topics for the workshops were identified by Section Committee members and ISSCT members at the previous workshop in 2014 and at the 2016 ISSCT Congress as being of great significance to many cane sugar factories.

The workshops will be conducted in English. There will be simultaneous translation to Spanish.

Preliminary program

8:00 am – 9:00 am

Registration

9:00 am – 10:30 am

Sucrose and RS losses: Chemical, microbial and physical losses in harvesting, transport and processing of cane

- Invited paper: A review of sucrose losses in sugarcane factories (Eggleston)
- The impact of operating conditions on degradation reactions in Australian sugar factory evaporators (Moller & Rackemann)
- Reduction of determined sugar losses to increase sugar production (Morgenroth & Singh)
10:30 am – 11:00 am

Coffee Break

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Sucrose and RS losses: Chemical, microbial and physical losses in harvesting, transport and processing of cane

- Minimising sucrose losses by optimised crystallisation and conditioning of C-product massecuite (Lehnberger)
- A new approach to control spray water addition and spinning time in batch centrifuges (Nielsen & Diringer)
- Optimizing the performance of continuous centrifugals by online monitoring of the sugar colour (Diringer & Nielsen)
12:00 pm – 13:30 pm

Lunch

13:30 pm – 15:30 pm

Sucrose and RS losses: Chemical, microbial and physical losses in harvesting, transport and processing of cane

- Comparison of sugar losses in milling and diffusion (Rein)
- Reducing the sugar losses in clarification (Rein)
- The LLT Clarifier: Factory Performance (Grimaldo)
- Diffuser clear juice at a cane sugar plant (Narendranath)
- Posters session
15:30 pm – 16:00 pm

Coffee Break

16:00 pm – 17:00 pm

Sucrose and RS losses: Use of enzymes and other processing aids

- Unlocking challenges and developing enzyme products for the sugarcane industry (Borges)
- Enzymes application to enhance process efficiency of sugar production from sugarcane juice: A techno-commercial case study (Pathak)
- Addressing the dextran problem: applications of dextranase in China cane sugar factories (Liu)
- α-Amylase and glucoamylase use in sugar cane processing (Saska)
8:00 am – 10:30 am

Chemical control, NIRS analyses and factory balances

- Using Near Infrared Spectroscopy and Excel spreadsheets to improve sucrose recoveries (Davis)
- The process capability analysis: a technique to minimize sucrose losses by increasing process stability (Rodriguez & Tascon)
- The use of the conductivity method to estimate the true purity of factory process streams (Moller & Snoad)
10:30 am – 11:00 am

Coffee Break

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Chemical control, NIRS analyses and factory balances

- Importance of reliable determinations of undetermined pol losses in factory control (Broadfoot & Moller)
- Laboratory control of dextran and starch in sugar and juice (S. Zossi, et. al.)
- Addressing the dextran problem: applications of dextran rapid detection kit in China cane sugar factories (Ying Liu, et. al.)
- Posters session
12:00 pm – 13:30 pm

Lunch

13:30 pm – 15:30 pm

Cane quality and its effects on processing and sugar losses

- Physicochemical effects from microbial action (Tatiana Daza)
- Cane sugar loss between harvesting and processing (N Gil and T Sanchez)
- Sucrose Content and Purity Drop from Field to Mill in Commercial Cane (Omar Sanchez, et. al. )
General discussion / conclusions
15:30 pm – 16:00 pm

Coffee Break

18:00 pm – 20:00 pm

Farewell Dinner

8:00 am – 9:00 am

Registration

9:00 am – 10:30 am

Joint session

10:30 am – 11:00 am

Coffee Break

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Process design and equipment selection for optimized steam and power concepts

- Process design and equipment selection for optimized steam and power concepts (Morgenroth & Singh)
- An innovative approach towards crystallization: ISGEC design vertical continuous vacuum pan (VCP) (Awasthi)
- Performance of welded plate heaters in mixed and clear juice in INCAUCA S.A.S. (Rodríguez & Perez)
12:00 pm – 13:30 pm

Lunch

13:30 pm – 15:30 pm

Process design and equipment selection for optimized steam and power concepts

- Strategies applied to increase power generation and reduce steam consumption at some sugar cane mills from Colombia (Cobo et al.)
- Configuration and operation of evaporation stations in an environment of energy integration and production of sugar and ethanol in Colombian Sugar Industry (Rodriguez & Tascón)
- Impact of condenser performance on sugar crystallization and power requirement of a sugar factory (Morgenroth & Singh)
- Increasing bagasse combustion efficiency in the Colombian sugarcane industry (Ospina et al.)
- Energy integration sugarmill - ethanol distillery - unicelular protein plant (Perez et al.)
- Posters session
15:30 pm – 16:00 pm

Coffee Break

16:00 pm – 17:00 pm

Optimized asset and maintenance management with examples of long season operations

- Illovo Asset Management Programme (iAMP) – An approach towards sustainable and improved factory reliability (Talanda)
- Increasing throughput using Lost Opportunity Reporting (Gent)
- Failure prevention using RCM and RAMS tools (Saltaren et al.)
- Evaluation of different procedures and materials for sugar mill roll arcing to maintain and improve juice extraction performance in long crushing season (Saltaren et al.)
8:00 am – 10:30 am

Optimized asset and maintenance management with examples of long season operations

- LEAN Maintenance Initiative at Nordzucker AG (Buhrmann)
- Reliability improvement of a critical asset: main cane carrier (Montes et al.)
- An objective approach to prioritising capital replacement (Kent et al.)
- Posters session
10:30 am – 11:00 am

Coffee Break

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Designs to reduce capital cost

- The LLT Clarifier: Design features (Grimaldo)
- Experiences with the use of filtering nozzles in the rolls with internal drainage type XM (Chavarro & Sánchez)
- Sugar cane mill drive systems - evolution and efficiency (Gouez)
- Posters session
12:00 pm – 13:30 pm

Lunch

13:30 pm – 14:30 pm

Equipment solutions for automated control of factory processes

- Greater reliability with vacuum tight EPDMH valves (Castro & Erol)
- Posters session
14:30 pm – 15:30 pm

Additional presentations / Joint session

- Increased inhomogeneities in the field parameters of industrial vacuum pans - the role of steam bubbles and their nucleation (Geisendoerfer & Floeter)
15:30 pm – 16:00 pm

Coffee Break

16:00 pm – 17:00 pm

General discussion / Conclusions

Proposal Joint poster session
18:00 pm – 20:00 pm

Farewell Dinner

8:00 am – 16:00 pm

Visit to the Providencia sugar cane mill.

8:00 am – 16:00 pm

Visit to the Mayagüez sugar cane mill.

Abstract or Summary submission

Registrants are encouraged to give at least one presentation at either of the Workshops. The deadline for abstract submission is 15st July 2018. Abstracts can be submitted at any time between now and 15 July 2018 to Nicolás Gil njgil@cenicana.org.

The submission must include:

  • Presentation format: Oral or poster presentation.
  • Section: Please indicate which workshop Engineering or processing and the subsection in each case.
  • Title
  • Authors: Include the name, affiliation, physical address, and e-mail address for each author. The name of the presenting author should be in bold.
  • Abstract or Summary: In the case of an abstract which refers to a study it should include information on why it was conducted, how it was conducted, its results, and the preliminary conclusions. It should be no more than 300 words. On the other hand, summaries regarding observations of situations in the factories that may or may not have answers or new concepts and ideas are welcomed as topics for discussion.

Registration fee is US$ 350. Join us in Cali on 1-3 October to discuss techonological developments

Registrations fee

US$350
  • Lunches
  • Coffee breaks
  • Farewell dinner
  • Transport to the site visit
  • One Certificate
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Register for the Workshop

All registrants must be compliant members of ISSCT for 2016-2019. Membership dues amount to US$140. The relevant links to the membership application are on the ISSCT website: www.issct.org/member.html

Travel information

Preparating to the travel

Conference venue and housing

The workshop will be held at Hotel Intercontinental, Cali

Avenida Colombia # 2-72 Cali, Colombia. Phone: +57 (2) 882 3225

Hotel website: www.hotelesestelar.com.

Excellent location in the West part of Cali, in the traditional neighbourhood of El Peñón, facing the river. Surrounded by Peñón gastronomic area where you will find restaurants, bars and stylish shops. Also located close to other known areas Granada, Centenario, and the endearing and historic neighbourhood of San Antonio. Just 10 minute walk from the city centre, it offers easy access to museums and attractions of the city.

Room rate:

The participants are expected to make their own reservation at the hotel https://reservations.travelclick.com/75635?groupID=2122132

Standard single room $ 232,000/night (estimated US $ 82) + 19% taxes and hotel insurance

Standard double room $ 272,000/night (estimated US $ 96) + 19% taxes and hotel insurance.

This rate includes breakfast buffet, Wi-Fi connection and airport shuttle. Numerous restaurants and an upscale shopping mall are within walking distance

International travel

All visitors entering Colombia are required to possess a Passport valid for six months. It is important that participants check the link for information of entry visas and requirements for each country at: 

www.cancilleria.gov.co/colombia/nuestro-pais/visas-pais

Tourist Information

Cali is a city in the southwest of Colombia, capital of the Valle del Cauca department. It has about 2.5 million inhabitants and is a significant industrial and commercial center of activity in Colombia. Being at around 1,000 meters above sea level it tends to have a warm midday and afternoon with nice Pacific Ocean breezes while nights are cool. Cali is today’s world capital of salsa, claiming that competitive distinction even over Colombia’s other vibrant big city party scenes, which keep the music going long into the late hours of the morning.

The “Sucursal del Cielo” (literally “the Branch Office of Heaven”), as Cali is known as, has a lot of places to visit and enjoy, each one with different attractions to all kind of tastes some of them are: San Antonio, El Peñon and Granada neighborhoods with their beautiful architecture and the amazing gastronomic proposals; the zoo, the modern art museum “La Tertulia”, and “El peñon” park, Gato de Tejada, “La Ermita” church and the Cali Tower among others.

Cali Culture / nightlife In Cali, there are old buildings that form a part of the most important tourist attractions in the city. The majority of the churches, theaters and museums can be found in buildings featuring magnificent architecture that stand out from their modern counterparts. There are also a number of monuments that reflect part of its history and its essence as a city.

The weather, the people, the view, the ambience and the beautiful places get mixed to offer on its uncountable discos, bars and clubs one of the most spectacular parties in Colombia, being the Salsa music one of the emblems of the city and all the establishments offers many options to enjoy this kind of music.

More information at: www.tripadvisor.co/Attractions-g297475-Activities-Cali_Valle_del_Cauca_Department.html

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During the two days of the workshop the sponsors will have an exhibition space for the presentation of their products and services that will allow them to expand their network of contacts, generate new ideas, find potential customers and generate new business.


For additional information please contact: Jamileth Hurtado. Phone: +57- 2-6653252 or +57- 318 402 1118. E-mail: auxiliarcomunicacion@tecnicana.org

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