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Sugar beet processing

The Problem

One of the operations during the processing of sugar beet involved assaying the quality of the beet. This process requires washing the beet with high pressure water jets in several washers before slicing and weighing. Typical noise levels at the loading stations were 96dB with hopper impacts elsewhere generating levels as high as 107dB.

The Solution

The Results

The result was a reduction in noise of 7dB. Impact noise was reduced by 15dB.

Sugar beet washer noise reduction graph

sugar beet washer noise reduction graph

The Costs

All modifications were retro-fitted in-house during a shut-down at very low cost.

Information supplied by

British Sugar Plc. & Industrial Noise and Vibration Centre Ltd.

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Updated 2010-03-02