In the ever-evolving landscape of energy conservation and optimisation, ensuring the efficiency of industrial processes is crucial. Anssum, driven by its commitment to sustainable energy solutions, initiated a project in South Africa focused on improving the recirculation rates in Multiple Effect Evaporators (MEE).

Project Overview

  • Focus Area: Energy
  • Country: South Africa
  • Description: MEE Recirculation Rate Improvements
  • Status: Completed

The Challenge

Optimal recirculation rates in the evaporators are paramount to achieving energy efficiency. However, inconsistencies in these rates can lead to operational challenges such as pump vibrations, which can compromise the system’s effectiveness and longevity.

The Initiative

The core proposition was to provide new calibration and operating instructions to improve the recirculation rates in the evaporators. The strategic approach involved maintaining a steadier level at higher set points. This adjustment ensured that the recirculation pump was provided with a more significant suction head, optimising its operation and reducing vibration issues.

Additionally, a strong emphasis was placed on the maintenance of the level sensors of the effects. Proper maintenance and monitoring of these sensors are crucial to ensure that the desired levels are consistently achieved, leading to smoother operations and enhanced efficiency.

Outcome and Advantages

The project successfully eliminated the vibration issues associated with the recirculation pump, enhancing the overall efficiency and lifespan of the evaporator system. By maintaining steadier levels at higher set points, the recirculation pump could operate more effectively, reducing wear and tear and ensuring consistent performance.

Concluding Thoughts

The MEE Recirculation Rate Improvements project stands as a testament to Anssum’s dedication to energy-efficient solutions in industrial processes. Through meticulous calibration, operational adjustments, and a focus on maintenance, Anssum has once again showcased its expertise in providing sustainable solutions that not only conserve energy but also optimise industrial operations.

As the global push for energy efficiency intensifies, projects like this underscore the importance of continual innovation and adaptation in industrial processes. Anssum’s approach offers a glimpse into the future of sustainable and efficient energy solutions.