Modern technology applied to improve sugar mills capacity

Modern technology applied to improve sugar mills capacity

ISLAMABAD (APP): Advanced drive technology from Siemens is being applied to boost efficiency of sugar mill in Pakistan up to 10 per cent.

A sugar mill will install 19 Siemens electric motors at its Shaikh Bhirkio, District Tando Muhammad Khan plant, implementing the company's premium efficiency SIMOTICS IE3 motor for first time in country's sugar industry.

Siemens will also install high-efficiency SIMOTICS IE2 motors, and together they will support optimization of the plant's energy usage, increasing operational efficiency by up to 10 percent of Faran Sugar Mills.

The IE2 and IE3 are international standards for high and premium efficiency motors in industrial operations. Director of Siemens in Pakistan, Helmut von Struve on Tuesday said Pakistan is one of the world's largest producers of sugar, and the integration of IE3 motor technology is a milestone in supporting the industry to continue competing on a global stage.

Highly-efficient Siemens motor technology in industrial sector is an important way to ensure customers' infrastructure is operating at its most reliable, energy efficient and cost effective, he said.

The highly-efficient motors, which range from 30 kilowatts (kW) to 200 kW, will reduce the amount of electricity used by the mill, which operates an independent power plant.

The electricity saved by motors will be contributed back to the national grid, increasing revenue and strengthening the electricity supply.

Existing Siemens motor technology at the plant has already enabled Faran Sugar Mills to realize efficiency gains of 2 percent and cost reductions of between 2 to 3 percent.

Electric drives and motors consume up to 70 percent of the energy used in industrial plants. Siemens premium-efficiency motors (IE3) are up to 10 percent more efficient than conventional IE1 motors, making the analysis and modernization of drive technology in a manufacturing facility a potential for significant cost-saving.