Guar Gum Plant

Depending upon the requirement of end product various processing techniques are used. In India the commercial production of Guar gum is normally undertaken by using process of roasting, differential attrition, sieving and polishing.

The stage wise process of manufacturing food grade guar gum is as under. It is very important to select guar split in this process. The split will be screened to clean and then it will be soaked to prehydrate in a double cone mixer/Washing conveyor. Prehydrating stage is very important in the process as it derives the rate of hydration of the final product.

The soaked splits, which has reasonably high moisture content, will be passed through Flaker. The flaked guar split will be predried in duct dryer. The dried guar flake will be ground to desired particle size in ultrafine grinder followed by drying of the material in flash dryer. The powder will be screened through rotary screens to deliver required particle size. The oversize particles will be either recycled to main Ultrafine or reground in separate regrind plant, as per viscosity requirement.

This stage helps to reduce the load at the grinder. The soaked splits are difficult to grind. Direct grinding generates more heat in the grinder which is not desired in the process as it results in insoluble or reduced hydration of the product. Through heating, grinding & polishing process the husk is separated from the endosperm halves and the refined Guar Gum split are obtained. Through grinding process the refined Guar split are then treated and converted into powder.

During the split manufacturing process, husk & germ are obtained which are used as a cattle feed as they are rich in protein. It is widely sold in the international market as "Guar Meal" and has contents of "Oil & Albuminoids". These contents are about 50% in germ whereas it is about 25% in husks. Quality of the food grade guar gum powder is defined from its particle size, rate of hydration and the microbial in it. E412 guar gum is an important natural food supplement with high nutritional value.

Equipments for guar gum processing plant:

1. Raw Material Conveying
On a pneumatic conveyor system Guar Gum Splits are moved through various tubes via air pressure, allowing for extra vertical versatility. This Pneumatic conveyor is used to carry raw material to raw material storage hopper for further processing. The contact parts in Carbon Steel.

2. Raw Material Storage
The material conveyed through pneumatic conveying system is stored in Mild Steel hoppers. Further it is conveyed to washing system using control valves.

3. Washing Conveyor
Guar splits are screened to clean and then soaked to pre-hydrate in washing conveyor.

Pre-hydrating stage is very important in the process as it derives the rate of hydration of the final product. The soaking and conveying of guar splits is totally depends upon the design and manufacturing of hydration conveyor. So it plays very important role in production of high viscous guar gum powder. Raj Process can manufacture single, two, three, four deck hydration conveyors as per

Features

  • Fully automatic system to ensure smooth and easy operation.
  • Sterile construction of equipment to maintain high hygiene level.
  • Energy Efficient.
  • Optimal space requirement.
  • Carefully selected material of constructions taking into account the product properties.
  • Complete sanitary design with CIP system.
  • PLC controlled SCADA operated system.

Services

  • Turnkey Plants.
  • Manufacturing and Supply of Equipments.
  • Engineering and Supervision of Civil and Structural work.
  • Process and Detailed Engineering.
  • Project Management services.
  • Commissioning and Training.
  • After Sales Support.