There is a strong tendency within the citrus industry to regard the citrus concentrating plant as being a series of discrete operations. From the viewpoint of the instrument engineer the process is a continuous one, incorporating three major dead time areas:
(a) the fruit bins,
(b) the surge (evaporator feed) tanks, and
(c) the tank farm
At all other points in the process the product can be treated as a continuous flow.
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