Cooking Oil Refinery Plant Overview

The cooking oil refinery plant is the final section of the cooking oil production line, crucial for removing impurities and enhancing the quality of the crude oil. The refinery process improves the flavor, color, and storage stability of the edible oil, ensuring it meets national and international standards. Oil refinery plants include degumming, deacidification, decolorization, deodorization, dewaxing, and fractionation. The specific oil refining process should be designed according to the characteristics of the crude oil.

Large Cooking Oil Refinery Plant

Oil Refining Capacity and Customization

  • Capacity Range: Our refinery plants range from 2 to 5,000 tons per day (TPD), accommodating various production scales.
  • Custom Solutions: We provide tailored refining solutions based on the specific characteristics of different crude oils, such as palm oil, soybean oil, sunflower seed oil, peanut oil, rapeseed oil, corn germ oil, cottonseed oil, linseed oil, and rice bran oil.
  • Engineering Experience: Our extensive engineering experience includes designing and setting up refinery plants for various types of oils. Each type of crude oil has unique properties and impurities, requiring specific refining processes. Our expertise ensures that the refining process is optimized for each type of oil, guaranteeing high-quality output.
Comparison of 300 tons of Soybean Refining Process Parameters

Comparison of 300 tons of Soybean Refining Process Parameters

Advantages of Huatai Cooking Oil Refining Plants

Advantages of Huatai Cooking Oil Refining Plants

Huatai Cooking Oil Refinery Projects

Huatai Oil Machinery is a professional oil extraction machinery supplier. We provide 2 – 5,000 TPD capacity cooking oil refinery plants and professional oil refining solutions for different crude oils. Our engineering experience includes palm oil, soybean oil, sunflower seed oil, peanut oil, rapeseed oil, corn germ oil, cottonseed oil, linseed oil, rice bran oil, etc.
We can provide turnkey project solutions from factory consultation, cost budgeting, project design, equipment manufacturing, and installation to technical support. In Huatai, you can find the best oil refining plant.

150TPD Copra Pressing 50TPD Fully Continuous Physical Refining Project

150TPD Copra Pressing Continuous Physical Refining Project

Zambia Soybean Extruding & Oil Pressing and Refining Project

Zambia Soybean Extruding & Oil Pressing and Refining Project

Complete Peanut Oil Production Line

Complete Peanut Oil Production Line

10TPD Palm Oil Refining Equipment

10TPD Palm Oil Refining Equipment

What Oil Refinery Projects We Offer

30TPD – 1200TPD Soybean oil refining plant
30TPD – 1200TPD Rapeseed oil refining plant
30TPD – 1200TPD Peanut oil refining plant
30TPD – 1200TPD Cottonseed oil refining plant
30TPD – 1200TPD Sunflower oil refining plant
30TPD – 1200TPD Corn germ oil refining plant
30TPD – 1200TPD Castor seed oil refining plant

30TPD – 1200TPD Palm oil refining plant
30TPD – 500TPD Rice bran oil refining plant
30TPD – 500TPD Flaxseed oil refining plant
30TPD – 300TPD Tea seed oil refining plant
30TPD – 300TPD Sesame oil refining plant
30TPD – 300TPD Walnut oil refining plant
30TPD – 300TPD Safflower seed oil refining plant

Key Processes in Cooking Oil Refinery

Cooking Oil Refining Processing Flow

Automatic Cooking Oil Production Control System

All refining processes are automatically controlled to realize the automatic operation of the complete process. Every cooking oil production line section is dynamically displayed on the computer screen, stable and precision. All the refining equipment is featured in high reliability and low maintainability.
Real-Time Monitoring: Continuously monitors process parameters and displays them for operators.
Automatic Control: Adjusts process variables automatically based on pre-set parameters and sensor feedback to maintain optimal conditions.
Alarm Generation: Triggers alarms for any deviations or anomalies in the process parameters.
Process Recipes: Stores and manages recipes for different oil refining processes, allowing quick switching between different types of oil refinement.
Automation: Automates the implementation of recipes, ensuring consistency and accuracy.
Diagnostics: Provides diagnostic tools and alerts for troubleshooting and maintenance activities.
Efficiency Monitoring: Tracks energy consumption across various sections of the refinery plant.

Main Cooking Oil Refining Equipment

Crystallizing Tank

Crystallizing Tank

Deodorization Tower

Deodorization Tower

Packing Deacidification Tower

Packing Deacidification Tower

Bleaching Tower

Bleaching Tower

Drying Euipment

Drying Euipment

Deodorization Pot

Deodorization Pot

Decolorizing Pot

Decolorizing Pot

Batch Type Small Oil Refiner

Batch Type Small Oil Refiner

FAQs About Cooking Oil Refining Process and Cooking Oil Refining Plant

A1: The purpose of the cooking oil refining process is to remove impurities and unwanted substances from crude oil, thereby improving the oil’s flavor, color, stability, and overall quality. This process ensures cooking oil meets national and international food safety standards.

A2: A cooking oil refining plant can process various types of crude oils, including palm oil, soybean oil, sunflower seed oil, peanut oil, rapeseed oil, corn germ oil, cottonseed oil, linseed oil, and rice bran oil.

A3: We can supply cooking oil refining plants that range in capacity from as low as 2 tons per day (TPD) to as high as 5,000 TPD, depending on the specific requirements and scale of the operation.

A4: We offer comprehensive services including site assessment, installation, equipment setup, system integration, commissioning, and initial operation support. Our technical team ensures that the plant is properly installed and operates efficiently.

A5: Yes, we offer thorough training for your staff during commissioning. This includes operating procedures, safety protocols, maintenance practices, and troubleshooting techniques to ensure smooth plant operation.

A6: Yes, we offer services to upgrade and expand existing refining plants. This includes capacity increases, technology upgrades, and process optimizations to improve efficiency and product quality.

A7: Yes, we provide consultancy services for new projects including feasibility studies, project planning, process design, equipment selection, and cost estimation. Our experts will work with you closely to offer customized solutions tailored to your special requirements, including plant capacity, type of crude oil, desired product quality, and budget constraints, design an oil refining plant that meets your unique needs.

A8: Key equipment includes degumming reactors, neutralizers, bleachers, deodorizers, dewaxing units, fractionation equipment, heat exchangers, pumps, filters, and control systems.

A9: Chemical refining adopts chemicals, such as alkali, to neutralize free fatty acids and remove impurities. Physical refining uses steam distillation to remove free fatty acids and other volatile impurities. Chemical refining suits oils with high FFA content and impurities, while physical refining is more efficient for oils with low to moderate FFA content.

A10: An automatic control system monitors and controls the entire refining process, ensuring optimal operation, consistency, and safety. It includes sensors, PLCs, HMIs, and data acquisition systems for real-time monitoring and control.

A11: The energy requirements depend on the plant’s capacity and specific processes. Typical energy sources include steam boilers for heating, and cooling systems, and electrical power for running various equipment.

A12: Ensuring the quality of refined oil involves maintaining strict process control, using high-quality raw materials, and adhering to industry standards and best practices. Regular testing and monitoring of process parameters are crucial for quality assurance.

Cooking Oil Refinery Types

The cooking oil refinery plant is the final section of the cooking oil production line, crucial for removing impurities and enhancing the quality of the crude oil. The refinery process improves the flavor, color, and storage stability of the edible oil, ensuring it meets national and international standards. Oil refinery plants include degumming, deacidification, decolorization, deodorization, dewaxing, and fractionation. The specific oil refining process should be designed according to the characteristics of the crude oil.

Batch Type Oil Refinery

Capacity is 1~20TPD.
The oil refinery is not continuous.

Less lan occupied and low cost. The Batch refining plant can refine almost all edible crude oil. The main oil refining processes include degumming, neutralization, decoloration, and deodorization. The capacity is 1TPD to 20TPD. Best choice for small cooking oil production lines, or oil plants that want to process different cooking oil.

Continuous Oil Refinery

Capacity is above 30TPD
Each process is carried out continuously.

The Continuous refining plant is designed for large cooking oil production lines. It performs a continuous and fully automatic refining process to achieve the highest efficiency. We will customize the Continuous Oil Refining Plant according to your condition.

Semi-continuous Oil Refinery

Capacity is 10~50TPD
Degumming and deacidification in batches, decolorization or deodorization continuously.

Semi-continuous refining plants are suitable for small and medium-sized edible oil refineries. It is more efficient than Batch Oil Refinery and can be designed according to customers’ requirements. This Oil Refinery can process various crude oil, including crude vegetable oil and crude animal oil.

Choosing Between Chemical and Physical Oil Refining Methods

In the Edible Oil refining process, we can adopt physical methods, chemical methods, and physical chemistry methods. The choice between chemical and physical refining methods for cooking oil depends on several factors, including the type of crude oil, its free fatty acid (FFA) content, the application of refined oil, the refining process budget, and the desired quality of the final product.

Chemical Refining Method

Chemical refining can be more versatile in handling different types of crude oils. Suitable for refineries that process a variety of crude oils with varying profiles of impurity.

Applications: 1, Suitable for oils with high FFA content (greater than 5%), such as rice bran oil, cottonseed oil, and palm oil. 2, high phospholipid content, such as soybean oil and rapeseed oil. 3, The crude oil that needs extensive impurity removal.
Process: Involves chemical reactions (e.g., neutralization with caustic soda) to remove impurities.
Advantages: Effective impurity removal, and relatively lower equipment cost.
Disadvantages: Higher chemical usage, and soapstock waste.

Physical Refining Method

Physical cooking oil refining efficiently removes FFAs through distillation without neutralization. This method is typically more environmentally friendly and cost-effective for certain oils.

Applications: 1, Ideal for oils with low to moderate FFA content (less than 5%), such as palm oil, coconut oil, and palm kernel oil. 2, Oils that are naturally stable and have fewer impurities, like palm oil and coconut oil.
Process: Utilizes physical processes like steam stripping to remove impurities.
Advantages: Lower chemical usage, less waste generation, better oil yield. High stability and quality oils.
Disadvantages: Higher initial equipment cost, requires more precise control.