What kind of palm oil purification process is used in palm oil refinery plant?

Palm oil purification process used in palm oil refinery plant refers to palm oil refining process. Usually, there are two kinds: palm oil physical refining process and palm oil chemical refining process. Due to their different features, these two kinds of refining method are used in different types of palm oil refinery plant.

Chemical refining process for batch type palm oil refinery plant

1-20tpd batch type palm oil refinery plant uses palm oil chemical refining process. It has four steps: degumming, deacidification, decolorization and deodorization. Every step is finished in one refining tank.

palm oil refinery plantSmall scale batch type palm oil refinery plant

Main parts of small scale palm oil refinery plant:

(1) No.1&2 Refining Tank: Use P-acid to remove gums, and use alkali to neutralize acid.

(2) No.3 Decolorization Tank: To remove pigments by bleaching with white clay.

(3) No.4 Deodorization Tank: To remove the odor by steam.

(4) No.5 Steam Generator: Produce the needing steam for de-odoring and distillation.

(5) No.6 Hot water tank: To store hot water for degumming process.

palm oil refining process flow chartBatch type palm oil refinery plant design chart

Physical refining process for semi-continuous type and full-continuous type palm oil refinery plant

5-30tpd semi-continuous type and 30-600tpd full-continuous type palm oil refinery plant use palm oil physical refining process. Its oil refining process is dry degumming process, decolorization process, deodorization and deacidification process.

palm oil refining processSemi-continuous type palm oil refinery plant design chart

Semi-continuous type palm oil refinery plant has same equipment structures in degumming, deacidification, decolorization three steps with batch type palm oil refinery plant, but in deodorization steps, it is same with full-continuous type palm oil refinery plant, using deodorizing tower.

palm oil refinery plant5tpd semi-continuous palm oil refinery plant project in Indonesia

Full-continuous type palm oil refinery plant is the most complicated. All the steps are automatic, so there are many equipment, heat exchangers and pipes. Even though its cost is high, the effiency and the final oil quality is the best.

palm oil refinery plant200tpd full-continuous palm oil refinery plant project in Henan, China

Which oil refining process to choose depend on many factors, but mainly based on your budget. In fact, starting with a small batch type palm oil refinery plant is also a good choice, because it cost low and is small footprint. After making more profits, you can expand your business again. Like the above picture shows, Doing Company has built different types of palm oil refinery plant in many countries, accumulating rich experience. If you want to purify your crude palm oil, get high quality RBD palm oil, welcome to contact us!

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