Mill starts up slow due to rain

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

DUE to last week’s rain shut­ting down the mill the first bin of cane for crush­ing was tipped at 10:30am on Tues­day. The boil­ers were slow in get­ting up to tem­per­a­ture af­ter the long week­end and some time was due to the shred­der and the in­cor­rect place­ment of a ham­mer, how­ever, the lost time on start-up proved in­signif­i­cant com­pared to the clean­ing car­rier and the on­set of wet weather caus­ing the early shut­down. The fi­nal crush­ing to­tal for week 16 was 9758.03 tonnes at the crush­ing rate of 284.3 tonnes an hour. This was against the weekly bud­get of 28,000 tonnes. The Moss­man mill has lost a full week of pro­duc­tion due to wet weather for the sea­son. The tonnes crushed for the week were 9758; the CCS for week was 12.55; to­tal cane crushed to date is 419,984 tonnes; the CCS av­er­age to date is 12.55 and this year’s crop es­ti­mate is 535,000 tonnes.

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