The department studies innovative technology under the following objectives for the benefit of sugar mills.
- To identify research areas in sugar processing.
- To review the research work.
- To promote the new technologies
The department has completed 53 applied R & D projects and published 57 research papers at national and international journals since 2001. Also, published two books on “Surplus Power Cogeneration in Sugar Industry” and “Maintenance Book for Sugar Engineers”.
Some of the applied Research and Development projects has proved their benefits in the improvement of the technical performance of the sugar industry.
The major R & D projects are as follows.
- Development of swing type heavy duty fibrizer with a pocketed anvil plate
- The auto imbibition control system in milling
- Development of Beet processing unit in conjunction with the existing sugar factory
- Effect of Electrical Harmonics: A case study with analysis
- Study of AC VFD motor with drive for mill application
- Cane Diffuser Technology
- To develop a closed-loop system for exhaust condensate to be used as boiler feedwater
- Application of diagnostic vibration analysis for predictive maintenance for fibrizer
- Energy Conservation in Sugar Industry
- Planetary gearbox with rope coupling for mill drive application
- Air Cooled Condenser for the cogeneration plant
- Study-specific steam consumption of cogeneration steam turbines of various pressure and temperature
- Study of Low and high-speed milling technology in the sugar industry
- Improved drive system for fibrizer application
- Comparison of two rollers, three rollers, and five-roller mill performance