Under the extension and advisory services, the Sugar Technology department has been successful in guiding the sugar factories from the time of inception of the institute to improve the performance of the sugar mills with regard to capacity utilization, reduction of sugar losses in the manufacturing process, production of superior quality sugar i.e. low ICUMSA colour of sugar and conservation of energy and water. The department also extends consultancy services to factories on alteration/modification of existing machinery for stabilization, addition of new equipments, replacement of old and outdated equipment for modernization and expansion projects. Required technical assistance also provided during implementation of such projects. Technical audit and performance evaluation of sugar mills is undertaken. Vapour condensate polishing unit, achievement of zero raw water requirement and reduction of waste water generation to less than 100 lit/ton of cane and zero discharge in inland surface water.
Consultancy services are being extended to the needy sugar mills all over India and abroad for the improvement of overall technical performance and trouble shooting, etc. Sugar Technology Department also prepares Detailed Project Reports for expansion/ modernization/ refined sugar production.
The Sugar Technology Department provides Extension, Advisory and consultancy services to sugar and allied by-product industries by visiting more than 250 member and non member sugar factories every year. During the consultancy visits, systematic approach is made to find out the deficiencies/causes of the problematic areas and remedial measures are suggested to improve the technical efficiency, which ultimately reduce the cost of production and increase the profitability of the factory. Focus is made to improve the capacity utilization, minimizing total losses, conservation of steam, power, fuel, water and production of better quality sugar.
Some of the activities are furnished below for which the services of consultancy are extended;
Improvement in the capacity utilization of the plant
Minimization of down time
Improving the quality of sugar
Conservation of steam, power and water
Steam and power balance
Optimization of chemicals
Automation of various sections of a sugar factory
Staffing pattern fixation with reference to the layout of the plant
Preparations of detailed project reports (DPR) of sugar factory expansion and modernization, sugar refinery, vapour condensate polishing, etc.
Balancing of plant and machinery for capacity utilization and improvement in technical performance
On site, colour audit of various intermediate products of sugar manufacturing process and suggesting appropriate measures for improving the colour of sugar
Zero raw water requirement
Reduction of sugar losses in the manufacturing process
Selection of candidates for technical posts
The laboratory of Sugar Technology Department is accredited by National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL) New Delhi, as per ISO/IEC 17025:2005 since 2003. Sugar, molasses, bagasse and other intermediate products of sugar manufacturing process and boiler water are analysed in the laboratory. Highly sophisticated & precision apparatus/equipment and reputed standard chemicals/reagents are used by well qualified & trained analysts to get accurate results, which are totally reliable.