OIL PALM PROCESS
The process from picking the Oil Palm to how it gets into stores is quite fascinating for a Palm Oil enthusiast. The Palm Oil has to be extracted and this requires the use of a system that is familiar to process plant engineers. It firstly involves separating a grading process where the good fruits are separated from the bad (which are then discarded) since they are lower quality. The good fruits are then placed in a large conveyer system which leads to a splitter which is true to it's name because it literally splits the palm fruits into smaller pieces.
The split fruit is then carried by a conveyer system and it falls into large cages which are placed in a sterilizer to be heated at a high pressure in a similar way to a familiar steam cooker. The cages containing the sterilized fruits are then taken by a rail carriage transporter to be emptied using a tipper and conveyed to a rotating threshing drum to separate the fruit from the husks and to go through screw conveyers to enter Digesters and then a presser will press the oil out or rather the CPO (crude palm oil) and the oil will eventually end up in a clarifier and then be dried using a Vacuum Type Oil Dryer to minimize the water content in the Palm Oil.