The milling of sugar is a big business. More than 170 million tons per year are produced in 120 countries. The biggest raw sugar production is in Brazil with approximately 37 million tons. The biggest consumption of sugar is in India with an expected 27 million tons in 2020/21. Dust explosions in sugar producing plants were always common, and unfortunately there are still dust explosions every year which can have quite serious consequences. In terms of safety, the grinding of potentially dust-explosive products is associated with special demands with regard to technology, quality and the execution of a grinding plant.
The up to 10 bar (g) pressure-shock-resistant design of the grinding system is the most common one, but needs, however, a significantly higher effort for the quality and durability of components.