Palm oil mill process
Figure 1: Crude palm oil is extracted from oil palm by palm oil mill process machinery
Figure 2: Each station of palm oil mill plant
Palm oil is extracted from fresh fruit bunches (FFB) by a mechanical process, where a palm oil mill plant commonly handles 60-100tph of FFB.
A typical palm oil mill has many operational units as shown in Figure 2. This comprises of sterilization, threhsing, digesting and pressing, clarification, purification, drying and storage. For the palm kernel oil production line, there are steps such as nut/fiber separation, nut conditioning and cracking, cracked mixture separation, and kernel drying and storage. The dried kernels are often sold to palm kernel crushers for extraction of crude palm kernel oil. In some integrated plants, kernel crushing facilities exist side by side in the same complex.
Work flow of palm oil mill process:
Figure 3: Palm oil mill process workflow
Palm oil mill process flow chart as follows:
Large-scale palm oil mill plants, featuring all stages required to produce palm oil to international standards, are generally handling from 60 to 120 tonnes of FFB/hr. The large installations have mechanical handling systems (bucket and screw conveyers, pumps and pipelines) and operate continuously, depending on the availability of FFB. Flow chart of the palm oil mill process is shown as follows:
Palm oil mill process flow chart ( click here to view larger diagram)
Figure 4: Palm fruit reception station
Figure 5: Horizontal type palm fruit sterilization machine
Figure 6: This picture is drum type palm fruit threshing machine
Figure 7: Palm fruit digesting and pressing machine
Figure 8: Crude palm oil clarification machine
Figure 9: Palm kernel recovery station
The next station of palm oil mill process is palm oil refinery process:
Palm oil refinery is an essential process for a complete palm oil mill plant because there are still some impurities such as phospholipids, FFA, pigment, odor,etc. in the crude palm oil. Henan Doing Mechanical Equipment Co.,Ltd, as a professional palm oil refinery manufacturer who is devoted to processing pure edible oil for worldwide customers. We can provide professional technical support and first class palm oil refinery plant and other palm oil machine for customers.
In general, palm oil refinery plant devides to 3 types: batch palm oil refinery plant, semi-continuous palm oil refinery plant, continuous plam oil refinery plant. These 3 oil refinery plants are used for different capacity. But the processes in each oil refinery plant are almost the same.
Batch type palm oil refinery plant
Semi-continuous palm oil refinery plant
Palm oil refining process as follows:
Main Steps of palm oil refinery：
In this step gums in crude oil are removed by hydration with the help of phosphoric acid. Degumming is the first step for the whole palm oil refinery process.
In this step free fatty acids are neutralized by using sodium hydroxide and convert them into soap. Additional impurities are also removed by adsorption on soap.Neutralization is also called deacidification, it is the important part for palm oil refinery.
During bleaching, unwanted pigments are adsorbed physically and oil will become much clearer. Bleaching is also decolorization in palm oil refinery.
Deodorization is used to remove unacceptable odors by steam distillation, the odoriferous compound are stripped off with the help of live injected steam into heated oil under high vacuum pressure. Deodorization is mainly for making oil color lighter during palm oil refinery process. Which can make oil looks good.
1-10tph small scale palm fruit processing plant;
15-45tph medium scale palm fruit processing plant;
60-120tph large scale palm fruit processing plant;
1-1000tpd palm kernel oil processing plant;
1-600tph palm oil and palm kernel oil refinery & fractionation plant;
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