Case Study:

Reduce Specific Steam Consumption


Solvent Extraction

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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.