||CAROUSEL DIFFUSER® (VERTICAL ROTARY DIFFUSER)
||HORIZONTAL / RECTANGULAR CHAIN TYPE DIFFUSER
||ADVANTAGES OF CAROUSEL DIFFUSER®
|SPACE AREA REQUIREMENT
||Very compact. This equipment requires only a circle of 18-20 meter diameter for its installation including all accessories.
||It is very long & requires the plot area approx. 80 meter long x 8 meter wide for its installation including all accessories.
||Self supporting vertical structure with less floor space requirement.
|FLEXIBILITY TO INCREASE THE CAPACITY
||The salient feature of this design is the add on capacity provision by adding the vertical deck. In short for increasing the plant crushing capacity, the identical vertical deck module can be retrofitted in existing model without discarding any of the components of existing diffuser.
||Capacity addition feature is practically ruled out in horizontal design. Entire cane bed is moved over chain which is of fixed size. Therefore during the plant expansion there is no choice except to discard the present model & re-installation of the new diffuser as per the expanded capacity or to go for one more diffuser for differential expanded capacity. Both are very costly propositions & difficult to choose.
||Huge investment done in past can be saved with vertical design during the plant expansion.
- Its compact size, unique design and rotary friction (in comparision to sliding friction in horizontal diffusers) requires less power to rotate.
- Specially designed (Patent Pending) drive system which makes it more reliable and energy efficient.
|Due to its big size & lots of moving/ rotating components and sliding friction due to movement of chains on railings, system requires more power to drive the moving chain assembly.
||Less power consumption in vertical design.
||CAROUSEL DIFFUSER® is less expensive due to lesser construction material (steel) requirement because of no heavy gear drives or chains, sprockets, shafts and bearings.
||In rectangular diffusers heavy head shafts, tail shafts, sprockets, chains and gearbox are the main cost hiking factors.
||Less initial investment (~ 24% of horizontal Diffusers).
||Only one major moving part i.e. the inner shell. So minimal repair or maintenance with longer life of the diffuser.
||Heavy replacement cost due to more moving parts. Moving parts are chain assembly & gears. The chain life is 3 to 4 years and having a replacement cost of INR 30 Million (Approx.)
||Recurring and Running cost is very less.
||Uniform juice level can be maintained throughout the length of travel which improves the extraction & enhances the osmosis & diffusion process.
||Horizontal installation is always slanting & a regular backward slope is maintained.
||Improves the extraction efficiency.
|SCREEN AREA UTILIZATION
||Full juice screen area utilization is there.
||In many conventional designs the cane or bagasse bed forms on a horizontal slow-moving screen and the moving screen diffuser requires double the screen area, as half the screen is inoperative on the return strand.
||Full screen area utilization.