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Sugar Technology

Our extensive experience and constant updating of sugar related technology has enabled F.P. Engineering to meet the requirements of a constantly changing industry. We offer a turn key operation from ideas, manufacture and installation of all fabricated equipment. We operate throughout the sugar industry in Southern Africa, Swaziland, Malawi and Mozambique.

Latest Projects

Zambia Sugar – Nakambala 2015
 

Part of the M1 Project was the manufacture , pre assemble and supply was a 85 m3  “A” Continuous Vacuum Pan (CVP).
The weight of this section of the project was about 67 tons.
The CVP was transported to location in two section , via abnormal loads to be assembled on site.

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Zambia Sugar – Nakambala 2015
 

The supply for the design, drawing, manufacture and deliver to site of process and storage tanks.Tanks delivered so far:

B Molasses Tank
Jet 2 Tank
No 2 Vacuum pump seal tank
Mud filter vacuum seal tank                     
Refinery mixing tank
Refinery vacuum seal tank

Jet 1 tank
Jet 3 tank
MOL Dosing tank
R1, R2, R3 Pan feed tanks
Refinery process water tank
Sweet water tank

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Zambia Sugar – Nakambala 2015
 

The first two  of four Juice Heaters ready to leave for Zambia.
Design Code PD 5500 Category 2/3 Weight 14 tons.

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Zambia Sugar – Nakambala 2015
 

One Impure Condensate Vessel left for Zambia Sugar – Nakambala Mill this week.
Made from Mild steel to a design code PD 5500.

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New equipment for Illovo/Zambia Sugar – Nakambala Sugar Mill
 

The first load of new equipment to leave for Illovo / Zambia Sugar – Nakambala Sugar Mill.
This load consisted of the following equipment:

1 x CVP Knock out pot ( 304 Stainless Steel)
1 x Evaporator Knock out pot (304 Stainless Steel)
1 x CVP Condenser 14.4 TPH
1 x Refinery Evaporator Condenser 5.5 TPH
1 x V1 Condensate Collection tank

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Zambia Sugar – Nakambala 2015
 

The next delivery of new equipment to leave for Illovo / Zambia Sugar – Nakambala Sugar Mill.
This load consisted of the following equipment: 

1 x V4 Flash vessel
1 x V3 Flash vessel
1 x Clear juice heater Condensate vessel
1 x Lime & liquor  wheel

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Zambia Sugar – M1 - Nakambala 2015
 

The first of 26 loads of material and components for the conditioning silo.

To supply all the material prepared for site assembly - one conditioning silo shell and all structures above the concrete foundation base.

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Press water heater: February 2015

The following two Press Water Heater we made for Illovo Sezela Sugar Mill.
The project included the supply, design & drawing, AIA and delivery to site.
Material – 3CR12

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Zambia Sugar : January 2015

The supply of the following equipment for Illovo – Zambia Sugar was completed in January for the 2014/15 off-crop season:
1) Chain carrier head shaft complete with sprockets
2) Diffuser scrapper drum complete with shafts.

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Shredder Washboard – November 2014

A shredder washboard with breaker bars was fabricated for UCL Company Pty Limited, Dalton.

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Syrup Clarifier and associated equipment – November 2014

An order for a Syrup clarifier and associated equipment was placed with us in June 2014.

The project involved the design, drawing, manufacture, transport, installation and commission of this project at Illovo – Noodsburg Sugar Mill.

The installation took 12 weeks to commissioning.

The following equipment was supplied:

Structural Steel, flooring, access platforms and walkways.
Flash Cooler – Design Code ASME VIII
Juice Heater - Design Code ASME VIII
Syrup Buffer tank - Design Code ASME VIII
Syrup reactor tank
Phosphoric Acid Tank
Lime Sacchrate Preparation & Storage tank
Flocculant Preparation & Storage tank
Syrup Clarifier – 32m2
Pipe work to suit this project

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Shredder spares for ED Exports ____________________________________________________May 2014

The follow shredder spares were ordered by ED Exports for export into Africa:

One Anvil plate manufactured from mild steel with grid bars hard face.

Eight hammer rods made from SS431 (EN57) material & machined to suit.

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Massecuite  Reheater

An order was placed by Illovo – Noodsburg Sugar Mill for a new “C” Massecuite Reheater. The project included the removal, installation, pipework and commissioning of the reheater.

The order was completed and installed for the Off crop 2014.

 

 

 

   
Another Bagasse mingler with support frame was built for Illovo Sugar

Ruembe Sugar Mill, complete with lifting lugs and guards. Made from Mild steel material was supplied complete with sprockets, drive chains and Motor & gearbox. Project was completed in 6 weeks.

 
 
Cane Preparation Equipment

An Order was placed by Bosch Projects for the supply of Cane Preparation Equipment for the GuySuCo project in Guyana. The following equipment was supplied , preassembled, checked and loaded in to containers as CIF.

  • Conveyor head & tail pulley c/w shaft and couplings
  • Conveyor gearbox, motor & coupling
  • Conveyor drive bases
  • Cane knifes
  • Support structure
  • Anvil Plates
  • Take up section
  • Cover & Liner plates
  • Access doors
  • Feeder drum c/w shaft & bearings
  • Feeder drum gearbox, motor & coupling
  • Windage curtain
The fabrication, painting and supply was completed in a six month period.

 
 
Scalding Juice Heater

An order was placed by Tongaat Maidstone Sugar Mill part of the Tongaat Hulletts group for the removal and manufacture of a new Scalding Juice heater. The unit was designed to a design code : BS 1500 Class 2 with an AIA inspection required.

Once the old unit had been removed the new scalding Juice heater was installed and piped up ready for commissioning.

 
 
Heavy Duty Shedder

An order was place by a local Durban supplier to manufacture a complete shredder complete with housing. The project will be exported to Sierra one, Makeni Ethanol Co generation Plant. A complete shop fit up was done as requested by the client. The drive & gearboxes were excluded from the scope of supply.
The project consisted of the following items:

  • Feeder drum
  • Carling Drum x 2
  • Shredder rotor
  • Shredder housing
  • Anvil
  • Hammers x 352
  • Access platform & walkway
  • Conveyor chute – Top section.

 
 
Bagasse Mangler
A Bagasse mingler with support frame was built for Illovo Sugar – Ruembe Sugar Mill, complete with lifting lugs and guards. Made from Mild steel material was supplied complete with sprockets, drive chains and Motor & gearbox. Project was completed in 6 weeks.
 
 
Sugar Dryer Rings
In the off-crop of 2012 , Illovo – Nchalo in Malawi had two Sugar Dryer rings remade from samples that had been sent to us. These items where remade F.P. Engineering high standard and in accordance with ISO 9001. These item where completed and sent to the mill prior to start up date in April
 
 
  Ubombo 300TCH Diffuser
F.P. Engineering was awarded the contract to fabricate, install and commission the new chainless diffuser and ancillary equipment at Ubombo Sugar Mill – Swaziland in the new expansion project for 2010. This new project will last about 11 months from start of fabrication to final hand over in March 2011.
 
 
  Magara Expansion Project

F.P. Engineering was awarded the contract to design, fabricate, transport to location, Third Party Inspection and site supervise the following items that were to be installed in the Maragra Expansion Project in Mozambique 2009/2010.

This project completed in a 6 month period.

The following items were fabricated:

  • 70 M3 Continuous Vacuum Pan
  • 1000 M2 Roberts Type Evaporator
  • Long Tube Evaporator
  • 35 ton Hilo Unloader
 
 
 
Xinavane Expansion Project

F.P. Engineering was awarded the contract to design, fabricate, transport to location, Third Party Inspection and site supervise three 240 cubic meter “A” Crystalliser complete with drive gear boxes that where to be installed in the Xinavane Expansion Project in Mozambique 2008/2009.

The units where 5200mm in diameter and 14 m high, where sent to site as abnormal loads in donnut form. All work done on this project was completed in the workshop.

 


Storage Tank
Sugar Drier

 

Some equipment we manufacture:
  • Bagasse drying plants
  • Structural steelwork
  • Screw and belt conveyors
  • Slat carriers
  • Pressure vessels
  • Pipe work
  • "C" seed receivers
  • Crystallisers vertical and horizontal
  • Reheaters and evaporators
  • Vacuum pans

150 cubic metre Bulk Storage Loader
   

Strike Receivers
150 m3 Bulk Sugar Loader with Conveyer System