first licensed to Spreckels Sugar and American Crystal Sugar in 1986.
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is a process modeling and simulation computer program used by major
sugar companies and engineering firms around the world to improve beet
and cane sugar factories and refineries. Sugars is
very fast and user-friendly to provide material, energy and color
balances along with net process revenues. It has a full graphical
interface to build, display and change models.
A new release of Sugars was made on
February 11, 2006. Now, for the first time, results from Sugars can
be used to customize the results displayed on the drawing. For
example, sucrose yields, overall efficiencies, percent on cane or
beet, evaporation rates, color to non-sucrose ratios, etc can be
calculated using the balance results and the calculated values can be
displayed on the drawing. The customized calculations are
automatically updated following the balance calculations by Sugars.
This makes it very easy to evaluate how models perform as changes are
made to the process or equipment. Also, the highly accurate
International Association for the Properties of Water and Steam
algorithms are now used for all steam, vapor and water calculations.
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link below to see the release document giving all of the new features
The Advanced Monitoring System (AMS)
is used to exchange data between Sugars and other management
information systems. This system makes it possible to have material,
energy and color balances on demand. Changing conditions in the
factory can be analyzed quickly to evaluate their impact on the
performance and 'what if' alternatives can be reviewed using the
latest factory data.
The AMS is a joint development
between Industrieprojekt (IPRO) GmbH and Sugars International LLC.
Sugar companies, engineering firms
and equipment suppliers in 33 countries have purchased a license to
use Sugars. Companies in Austria,
Azerbaijan, Brazil, Chile,
England, Fiji, France,
Guatemala, Malaysia, Morocco,
India, Russia, Saudi
Arabia and the United States have
purchased a license since the last Sugars Letter (Issue No. 5).
Some of the comments from users of
Sugars during the 20 years that it has been used to improve sugar
"...there is no substitute for
the ease of use and accurateness of the Sugars program at such a
us avoid those unforeseen problems that can occur with a new
"Developing models now is as
easy as drag and drop."
"In our opinion, Sugars is one
of the most useful tools for simulation, calculation and teaching
that we have ever used, in the works for improvement of our