This year marks the 25th
year of business for Sugars International LLC supplying the Sugars
program to the international sugar industry.
During the course of the
last 25 years, Sugars has modeled thousands of process and the results
from its calculations have been used to make major improvements to beet
and cane factories and refineries.
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Sugars(TM) for Windows(R) is a process modeling and
simulation computer program used by sugar companies and engineering
firms around the world to improve beet and cane sugar factories and
refineries. Sugars is fast and user friendly to provide material, energy
and color balances along with net process revenues. It has a full
graphical interface using Microsoft(R) Visio to build, display and
Shown above are some of the American Crystal Sugar
Company attendees at the Sugars Seminar in Moorhead, Minnesota in May
2008. Training covered model building, data display, error
evaluation, and data export to an embedded or external spreadsheet. A
variety of models were built and discussed along with different
techniques for displaying results on the drawing or using them in
Demonstrations and Training
The power of the internet continues to impact business
practices. Now, demonstrations and training of Sugars can be done
remotely - it is no longer necessary to travel for a meeting.
Using a high speed connection, online meetings can be
held to demonstrate the program or train users. This makes it easy to
hold meetings anywhere in the world where a fast internet connection
is available. Several companies have already participated in online
A microphone and speakers connected to each computer are
needed for audio communications over the same internet connection
using VOIP to allow open discussions between the presenter and the
attendees of the meeting.
engineering firms and equipment suppliers in 35 countries have
purchased a license to use Sugars. Since the last Sugars Letter,
companies in France, India, Poland, South Africa, Turkey and United
Arab Emirates have joined the growing list of Sugars users, and some
companies already using Sugars have purchased additional copies so
that more engineers have access to the program.
A paper written by
Quido Smejkal, Arash Bagherzadeh and Rudolf Schick of the Technical
University of Berlin titled Influence of reduced temperatures in
evaporation and crystallisation on the sugar quality and energy
consumption in sugar production was published by Sugar
Industry volume 133, no. 5, May 2008, pages 330 - 339. The paper
shows process modifications that significantly reduce energy
consumption and increase sugar quality in a beet sugar factory. All
of the simulations in the paper were done using Sugars. The paper is
in German; however, a companion summary paper in English is also
The December 2008
issue of Sugar Industry contained a paper written by Jan L.M.
Struijs titled Umrüstung der Verdampfanlage in Vierverlaten.
This paper discusses the change from a six effect to a seven effect
evaporator at the Vierverlaten beet sugar factory of Suiker Unie.
Sugars was used for the simulation calculations. Further details
about the project are available in the Sugar Industry