Chip Recovery System Nampa

Modernization of the beet chip recovery at the sugar factory in Nampa

Modernization of the beet chip recovery at the sugar factory in Nampa

Putsch® Flume Water Filter SWF 6000

Putsch® Flume Water Filter SWF 6000

Putsch® Separating Belt  TRB 6000

Putsch® Separating Belt TRB 6000

Putsch® Drum Gravel Catcher TKA 4500

Putsch® Drum Gravel Catcher TKA 4500

Hunting for beet chips with the Putsch chip recovery system in Nampa, Idaho, USA

In the process of washing beets in sugar factories, on average approximately 3% of beet chips are found. It’s profitable to recover these chips and return them to the sugar production process.

This allows the Amalgamated Sugar Company in Nampa, Idaho to produce sugar out of an additional 150 tons of beet chips daily.

What actions were undertaken in this sugar factory in the second- largest city in Idaho to make this possible?

The Amalgamated Sugar Company in Nampa invested just under $4.5 Million in a new system for the flume water processing.

In 2012 the factory added the following Putsch® machines:

  • 2 Jet Wash Roller Tables DRW 14/400 x 1600
  • 1 Drum Gravel Catcher TKA 4500
  • 3 Flume Water Filters SWF 6000
  • 3 Separating Belts  TRB 6000

Nampa Factory has some results to show for their investment:

The amount of recovered beet chips extends the campaign by 2 additional slicing days. Only a minimal number of beet pieces are ending up in the settling pond, which substantially reduces the waste water load, and the important measure of the chemical oxygen demand (COD-value) is cut in half. Likewise the foam and odor pollution are reduced.

The power consumption for the flume water process was decreased.

Due to the significantly smaller amount of sand load in the flume water the pulp dryers rarely require shut-downs.

All in all, the system expansion with the Putsch® machines has been a complete success for the “White Satin” sugar production!

Except, no one had thought about the large amount of gravel that would be separated and removed, therefore sufficient space for its storage had to be created....

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