Palm oil processing
Processing palm oil for commercial use almost always involves physical refining (acid modification, bleaching and deacidification). Approx. 95% of palm oil is treated by fractionation – separating the feedstock into its liquid and solid components by crystallization. These crystals are then separated from the liquid fraction using membrane filtration. Alfa Laval provides a range of different equipment often used in crude palm oil (CPO) mills for removing the solids from oils.
A pioneering Alfa Laval technology also much in demand is the SoftColumn continuous deodorization system, which is used for the final stages of removing impurities.
Alfa Laval solutions are well-proven for palm oil installations with capacities of up to 3000 tons per day. The ability to achieve consistent uptime levels as well as exceptional processing results helps provide you with considerable peace of mind.
Our know-how and assistance is readily available – for example from our facility in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, close to the main palm oil growing regions of the world.