Sugar plant expertise in Costa Rica

Thursday, October 23, 2003

From September 3-5, Costa Rica hosted the “XV Congreso Nacional Azucarero”, a national sugar congress promoted by ATACORI, the local association of sugar technicians. The event occurs every other year and had approximately 260 participants – mainly sugar mills from Costa Rica, El Salvador and Nicaragua.

Control y Automatización, Smar representative in Central America, led a technical conference on Foundation Fieldbus technology applicable to the process automation industry. The conference included some 50 attendees, who showed significant interest and positive reactions to the technical information.

Sugar mills Central Izalco from El Salvador and Ingenio Atirro from Costa Rica were particularly interested and chose Foundation Fieldbus as the automation system for projects associated with their next sugar harvest.