Tate & Lyle Sugars

RB Plant successfully completed the design, installation and commissioning of a Bulk Storage and Acid Transfer Facility for Tate & Lyle Sugars. RB Plant have also undertaken a Design and Construct project involving the replacement of existing plate and frame filter presses with three new membrane press filters.  Total project value was £2.7 million. The projects involved the following: P & ID; Pipework sizing; Layout & Pipework routing drawings; Equipment schedules; Sizing and selection of inverter driven slurry pumps, acid pumps, agitators, steam equipment, mild steel and GRP tanks, air compressors; Chairing of HAZOP meetings; Preparation of Control & Operating philosophy; MCC & Panel design; Pneumatic design; Cable routing; I/O Schedule; Instrumentation schedules; Lighting layouts   The Filter Presses are provided with their own individual PLC's from which the signals are integrated with the ORSI system which controls the overall plant operation.  A hard wired panel is used for distinct fault signalling.  A separate distinct weak acid wash system which does not form part of the filter sysle has its own PLC control system involving hot water, cold water and acid mixing.  The design also features a new compressor station for which air is used for both drying and for the press compression operation.  High pressure hot water cloth wash pumps are provided for washing of the cloth and lower pressure for cake washing.  New switchroom facility with MCC cubicles, lighting and small pwer panels.  New hardwired panel for interlocking and alarm signalling.  The project was completed within cost and programme.