food & drink

Upgrade of wheat starch production to 21T/Hr

RB Plant’s client’s, project was to increase the capacity of the Mill & Starch manufacturing facility to 240,000 tons of wheat grind/year with an annual operating capacity of 21t/hr of flour throughput.


RB Plants initial role was to carry out a preliminary study to encompass:

  • Detailed Process Schematics
    Process Layout
  • Equipment & Line Capacities
  • Numerical Catalogue of Project Tasks & activities
  • Accurate Project Costs
  • Project timescale & preliminary program
  • Production Plan & Outage schedule

From the above RB plant was then tasked with the construction/installation of the plant & equipment to achieve the required processing improvement as listed in the next section.

The challenge

RB Plant main challenges were the following:

Flour Mill
  • Install additional Satake Debranning Technology to increase mill capacity to 21t/Hr
Dough Preparation & Separation
  • Install Flour Water mixer to Client’s standard
  • Install Batter residence Loop
  • Install Hydrocyclone separators to the Client’s “Pate Mole” standard
Gluten Drying & Milling
  • Up rate gluten dryer feed system
  • Install additional gluten dewatering equipment
  • Up rate gluten milling system with standard Client’s Freres Mill
  • Up rate existing dryers
    Install intermediate Starch slurry storage
  • Upgrade Finished Product Storage & out load
Starch Refining Process
  • Install additional fibre removal equipment to Client’s standard
  • Replace current refining hydrocyclone system with Client’s standard
  • Install QX separator equipment on secondary starch (A-) stream
Soluble Process

Pipe work to be reviewed
De-Bottleneck solubles evaporation stage

  • Replace the starch Provox system with Foxboro system
  • Upgrade compressed air system
  • Upgrade electrical distribution system
  • Install additional boiler water treatment capacity
  • Upgrade buildings & roads

All other work identified & defined by Pre-Project study

The outcome

RB Group’s end result of all the works above was beneficial operation on time and within budget . Allowing for increase production capacity to begin on schedule.

The benefit

RB Group’s main benefits to the client were through their increased processing capacity & plant throughput increase. Also, by updating their electrical & control systems better process control was achieved & reduced loses through better overall control of the plant

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Our experienced engineering team could support you on your next project. Why not contact Genghis Perriman our Business Development Manager to discuss further for a no-obligation discussion?

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