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A heating element, either tubular or plate, in a vacuum pan or evaporator vessel.
A clarification process that involves adding lime and carbon dioxide gas to sugar juice or syrup to remove color and non-sugar solids.
Gas high in carbon dioxide used in the carbonatation process.
Machine that separates sugar crystals from mother liquor by spinning
Apparatus used in the clarification process, where sugar crystals form in the juice.
Estimate of ash content by measuring the conductivity of the solution.
Two or more crystals that grow together during pan boiling.
Crystallization by cooling the massecuite.
Supersaturation point at which nucleation spontaneously starts.
Proportion by mass of crystals in massecuite, often expressed as a percentage, and referred to as total massecuite mass or massecuite dry substance (Brix).
Process of growing crystals by boiling them with syrup. The crystallization process occurs in two major parts: nucleation and crystal growth.
The design of the number and arrangement of crystallization stages used to produce sugar.
CUT A PAN
To remove part of the massecuite from a pan, retaining a base on which to feed more syrup or molasses for crystallization.