Posts Tagged ‘Alcohol’

Aloe extract ethanol recovery

By Logichem Admin

Logichem was recently awarded a contract for the design and supply of a solvent ethanol recovery plant for a client involved in the aloe extract business.  Ethanol is used as a solvent in the process, as a result of which it becomes diluted with water.  In order to render the ethanol re-usable, it needs to be re-concentrated.

The plant is of skid-mounted design to facilitate installation on site.  Prior to dispatch, the plant was fully assembled and functionally tested in Logichem’s workshop.  After the test, the upper column section and associated piping was dismantled and stowed for transport within the framework of the plant skid.  This enabled relatively simple and quick instalation and re-assembly on site.

The packaged plant was deliverd, erected and commisioned during November 2010, for a very satisfied client.

Quote client:  ” The system looks neat and the operation is simple.  It is seldom that you still find companies that deliver the quality of service that you have supplied!”

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Expansion of Wellington Whisky Distillery

By Logichem Admin

Logichem recently completed the expansion of Distell’s Sedgwick whisky distillery, the home of the award-winning Three Ships whisky product range.

Planning for this expansion started as long ago as August 2007, with final project approval in July 2008.  The project involved the upgrade of virtually every facility on the site, infrastructure as well as production.  Project budget exceeded R150 million.  A high degree of automation was incorporated to ensure consistent quality and enable the upgraded plant to be operated by substantially the same number of personnel.

The major features of the expansion were:

  • New maize and malt off-loading and milling plant
  • New wort mashing plant
  • New Fermentation Cellar
  • New Distillation plant featuring thermo-compressor energy saving technology
  • Two new 20,000 litre copper pot stills for malt whisky
  • New Blending cellar (> 3 million litres)
  • Two new 10 t/h boilers
  • Upgrade of cooling water system
  • New Effluent treatment plant
  • New plant-wide PLC/SCADA control system
  • New electrical connection, transformers and site-wide reticulation
  • Upgrade of existing whisky and gin distillation plants and migration to new PLC/SCADA

The new Mashing and Distillation plants were supplied by Logichem on a turnkey basis, while the balance of the project (excluding civil construction) was executed by Logichem on an EPCM (engineering, procurement & construction management) basis.

The first whisky was produced on the new plant in May 2010, after a very successful start-up.

Contact Logichem for further information.

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