Maple syrup evaporator in Canada, 1MW
Canada is the biggest maple syrup producers in the world, where 75% of the worlds output is produced in the province of Quebec. Maple syrup is made from the sap of maple trees,which is processed by heating to evaporate much of the water, leaving the concentrated syrup. The tapping and sap collecting season begins in early spring and lasts for about 2-3 months.The challenging point is that the sap runs only when the night is below 0⁰C degrees and the day is above 0⁰C degrees. It means that the system must be up and running at all times to be able to react to the output of sap.
Evaporators are used to get the right syrup consistency.This however needs a lot of energy and that is where our burners can help to keep the costs down. Mostly our 1 MW burners are used in maple syrup evaporators.
In this kind of systems no temperature based control is used because of continuous production. During the process syrup that´s ready is removed and new sap is added. Our burner is running on full power to hold the mixture near the boiling temperature. All the process has full time human supervision, traditions and skills handed down from previous generations are used to create a high quality product.