Palm oil fractionation plant，First online crystallization and fractionation is a new concept that has been patented, and it is the best fractionation technology for fat modification for various applications.
The flow of oil is continuous through the crystallizers and the crystals are formed during the flow stage itself.
The sandy crystals are formed in a drafted strength control and minimize the entrainment of olein into the stearine part; hence recovery of olein will be better than any conventional process.
Since it is a continuous flow process there is no need for storage of refined oil or for pre-heating of the oil. There is a lower requirement of manpower for operation as well as power or chilled water. There is higher olein recovery, elimination of oxidization of oil, lower CP in single stage up to 6 IV with loss of only 10% of the production capacity as compared to 50% reduction in the conventional process adopted across the globe.
Additional advantages are that the oil is filtered by the force of gravity and pumps will be operated only in the final stage to compress the stearine, which is less than 5% of the filtration time. Due to gravitational filtration the clarity and transparency of the oil are much better than in any other process adopted.