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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 precentage
concentration
- Outlet feed percentage concentration maintained
between 35-40%