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Case Study:

Increase Economy of MEE


Pharmaceuticals

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Customer Details

A multinational pharmachem company in Western India.
Problems
Low efficiency in the multi effect evaporators (MEE) leading to excess steam consumption.

Venting of steam along with the non-condensables added to the steam losses.

Quality of final product affected due to variations in outlet feed percentage concentration.
Objective

To increase economy of the MEE and minimise steam losses.
Solution

Installation of the Forbes Marshall meeMAC on the multiple effect evaporators in the ETP section for
control of evaporation rate, feed rate and automatic air venting.

everSENSE for monitoring of all essential process parameters to be controlled by the system.
Benefits
10% steam reduction with increase in economy from 3.9 kg/kg to 4.3 kg/kg.

Steam savings of ~ 500 kg/h.

Reduced variations in outlet feed percentage concentration.

Outlet feed percentage concentration maintained between 35-40%.