CRUSH DIS­RUPTED

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

The through­put for Moss­man Mill was ham­pered dur­ing the first week of crush­ing with poor plant avail­abil­ity as well as sev­eral ma­jor break­down events and some process con­trol is­sues around the evap­o­ra­tors and boil­ers. The fac­tory pro­cessed 14,671 tonnes of cane at an av­er­age crush­ing rate of 352t/ hr. The ma­jor down time dur­ing the week was due to No 1 Mill de­liv­ery roller scraper plate break­ing, the con­trol valve on the ef­fets fail­ing, a masse­cuite pump drive fail­ure, and trips from con­trol is­sues on the boiler stream drum lev­els. De­spite plant avail­abil­ity be­ing at 30 per cent the fac­tory ton­nage was 84 per cent of bud­geted through­put with the higher crush­ing rate achieved dur­ing the week. CCS av­er­age for the week was 11.46.

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