Copra Oil Mill Plant
We manufacture and export oil mill machinery for Copra Oil Mill Plant, and all our machines & equipments are well known for its quality, long-lasting and durable.
We undertake turnkey project solutions for the complete coconut oil extraction plant.We can help you in establishing efficient, customised coconut oil manufacturing plant and guide you step-by-step to the succeed your oil making business.
Coconut oil is derived from copra, which is the dried kernel of coconut. The major producing countries are Indonesia, Philippines, Solomon Islands, SriLanka, India, Thailand and West Malaysia. Philippines and Indonesia are major exporters, while EU countries and United States are the major importer.
Machines & Equipments required to start Copra Oil Mill Plant
The requirement of machines and equipments usually depends on the different aspects such as processing raw materials, required pressing capacity, production cost budget and other detailed information. So don’t hesitate to get in touch with us to get a customized business plan and project cost list. Here we have listed some of the common machines required to start a coconut oil mill plant including Boiler, Copra Cutter, Bucket Elevator, Screw Conveyor, Cooker / Kettle, Oil Expeller, Crude coconut oil storage tanks, Filter press machine with Pump, Filtered oil storage tanks, Volumetric filling machine.
Coconut Oil Mill Plant Process
At the copra oil mill plant, the copra undergoes the following steps: Copra Drying, Copra Cutting, Cooking, Pressing, Filtration, Oil storage, and Filling.
Copra Oil Mill Plant Process Flowchart
Bucket elevator is used to transport bulk materials vertically of mill equipment.The working efficiency depends on three basic factors such as design, capacity and speed.
The screw conveyor is used to convey the small copra pieces to the hopper of the oil expelling machines. It has a special anti-dust design to protect the material from dust. Screw conveyor provides a smooth positive momentum for the material because it rotates vice versa inside the trough.
Boiler are generally used to provide heats/steam to the copra dryer and cooking kettle through a pipe line system. During the process, steam pressure is controlled and regulated with the help of steam pressure gauges.
The Copra dryer was designed to dry fresh coconut kernel from 35 – 40% moisture content to 5 – 7%. Using hot air, the drying temperature should be maintained 35°C to 50°C for 6 hours to dry copra until a final moisture content of 5 – 7% reached.
Copra cutter is helpful in cutting large copra pieces into smaller pieces. These cutting machine has sharp round blade which makes cutting easier and faster.
The smaller pieces of copra are put to the Cooker / Kettle of the oil press machine where the copra pieces are cooked in the temperature of 70°C – 75°C.
After cooking, the cooked material is constantly fed in copra oil expeller machines and pressed twice. The copra contains 55 – 60% oil content. In the first pressing of copra 40 % – 45 % oil will be extracted and the copra oilcake is send for second pressing to extract the oil, from 10 – 12 % will be recovered, leaving 8 to 9% oil in the cake which will be used for animal feed / meal.
In the filter press machine has a fine-mesh filtering fabric which helps to remove the foots from the crude oil. Oil under pressure passes through perforated cloth, gets out from the faucet beneath the filtrating cloth.
Contact us immediately for quotation or any further information in coconut oil extraction plant. Our oil mill machines are capable for processing various vegetable oil seeds and nuts.