Industrial Training in a Sugar Refinery

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STUDENTS’ INDUSTRIAL WORK EXPERIENCE SCHEME (SIWES) REPORT

AT

DANGOTE SUGAR REFINERY PLC
SHED 20, APAPA –WHARF, APAPA LAGOS

BY

ADENIYAN OLUWASEYI ADEDEJI
070406007

PRESENTED TO THE DEPARTMENT OF
METALLURGICAL & MATERIALS ENGINEERING
UNIVERSITY OF LAGOS
JUNE - NOVEMBER 2010

CERTIFICATION
This is to certify that the industrial work experience scheme report was based on the knowledge and skills acquired by me, Adeniyan, Oluwaseyi Adedeji at Dangote Sugar Refinery Plc.

Name of student:
Matric:
Signature & Date:

Name of Institution Supervisor:
Signature & stamp:
Date:

Name of SIWES Co-ordinator:
Signature:
Date:

ABSTRACT
This report entails the industrial work experience scheme carried out by me for the purpose of obtaining a bachelor’s of science degree in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering. The primary objective of the scheme is detailed comprehension of the theoretical approach to learning in the university and the practical understanding of what is obtained in the industry. The industry here in particular is the food and beverage industry of which sugar is the primary focus. Sugar, which is widely used by humans, is manufactured by plants during the process of photosynthesis and is found in many animal tissues. Various classes of sugar such as monosaccharide, disaccharides, trisaccharides and polysaccharides are abundant in nature. Amongst the commercially important sugars are glucose, lactose, maltose and most importantly sucrose from which we obtain sugarcane. Worthy of note is the fact that of all sugars, only sucrose can be crystallized. At Dangote Sugar Refinery Plc, where I performed my industrial experience, the various department where I worked during the industrial experience includes: Chemical Department, which controls the refining of raw sugar into fortified white sugar using various process equipments; Mechanical Department, which operate, control and maintain engineering machineries used in the production of refined sugar; Electrical Department, which ensures smooth running of all electrically controlled motors and equipments; Civil Department, which is in charge of major building construction works in the refinery; Quality Assurance Department, which performs white sugar analysis, liquor analysis for testing the quality of the refined sugar. It is therefore recommended that the industrial experience scheme should also be taken in year three (3) after second semester during the long break to bridge the gap between theory and practical, because it has been a wonderful experience for me.

KEYWORDS: Raw Sugar, Industrial experience.

DEDICATION

This work is dedicated to God Almighty, the fountain of knowledge and wisdom, for His blessings, protection, and guidance, and for availing me this opportunity. I dedicate this work also to my Parents, Arc. & Mrs. Adeniyan, Aderonke and Adewumi Adeniyan, Mr. Oladele Oyelola.

ACKNOWLEDGMENT

I give all thanks to God, the giver of life. May His name be praised now and forever. Amen. I am greatly indebted to Mr. Adesokan who provided me with an opportunity to observe my training at the above mentioned industry. Great thanks to my HOD, Prof. Ezesobor, my IT Supervisor, Dr. Bodude and all staff of the department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering. I must not forget my course mates who in one way or the other contributed to the success of my training. With gratitude in my heart, I acknowledge the contributions of my Industry co-ordinators, Engr Adelere Toyin, I also wish to thank Mr Rufus Ayoade who took his time to explain sugar technology; Mr Rafiu Subair, who taught me all about pump maintenance; Engr. B. Adejola, who explained Boiler operations; special thanks goes to Engr Olayemi who explained the turbine plant to...
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