The rise in 3-MCPD in Malaysian palm oil is attributed to adulteration of production oil with hazardous waste constituents due to changes in extraction process at palm oil mills to recover declining oil extraction rates (OER), over the years by ways of: Recycling steriliser condensate into the production oil process to recover its constituent residual… Continue reading How Cancer causing substances crept into food products containing palm oil?
Inefficient air removal – the culprit. Steam management and boiler operational issues at palm oil mills continue to remain problematic and have yet to be satisfactorily resolved. The root cause can be traced to the inefficient method of air removal at the steriliser station. Inefficient usage of process steam arising from using outdated and inefficient… Continue reading The Air-Void, a ‘drop-in-place’ retrofit solution for air-free sterilisation
Sterilizer Technology Affects the Overall Energy Efficiency of Palm Oil Mills The type of sterilizer technology utilised in the palm oil mill greatly affects steam and power demand, and performance of the sterilization process. With the growing demand for energy efficiency at palm oil mills, the selection of sterilizer is based mainly on its relevance to steam… Continue reading Selection of Sterilizer Technology for Energy Efficient Operation of Palm Oil Mills