Optimize your edible oil refining process

Innovative measurement technologies ensure high production performance and plant availability

Edible oil manufacturers face the constantly growing challenges of low margins, fluctuating raw materials quality and changing consumer habits. Improving production performance and driving down operations costs calls for innovative measurement technology. Through targeted and consistent optimization of the refining process, plant operators can minimize downtime and rejects while increasing the added-value of their systems, all without sacrificing product quality.

What we offer

Endress+Hauser offers a complete range of reliable and robust process measurement technology for the production of high-quality edible oils, from delivery of the raw materials, to refining and warehousing of the end product. With sustainable process improvements, we help you avoid waste and loss and optimize the performance of your production system. The benefits of our technology:

  • Guaranteed consistent product quality

  • Reduction in process enhancers, operating materials and additives

  • Cost-effective energy use

  • Real-time process data that serves as a foundation for intelligent maintenance

Process knowledge

Learn more about how to optimize your edible oil refinery through all processes

Edible oil refining process ©Endress+Hauser

Processes in the edible oil refinery - from degumming to dry fractionation

Edible oil deodorization ©Endress+Hauser

Process instrumentation in the deodorization

Edible oil dry fractionation ©Endress+Hauser

Process instrumentation in the dry fractionation

Processes and applications

Storage tanks for raw material like seed

Raw materials delivery

Monitoring the quantity and quality of the raw materials begins at the delivery point. Our radar-based measurement instruments continually and precisely monitor the fill level in the storage tanks and silos, regardless if the raw material is delivered in solid or liquid form.

Edible oil refinery

From raw oil to high-quality edible oil

In edible oil refining unwanted components, such as turbid substances or other materials that influence taste and odor, are removed from the raw oil. Ensuring product quality in each of the respective processes requires permanent monitoring of critical parameters such as temperature, pressure and flow.

Temperature measurement in the edible oil refinery

Process safety in all temperature ranges

From pressing to finished edible oil, the raw oil passes through various temperature ranges to ensure product quality. In the deodorizing step, the process temperature rises to as high as 240 °C. Endress+Hauser offers a wide range of temperature measurement instruments for all process requirements, from simple compact thermometers to modular temperature transmitters.

Pressure measurement in the deodorization process of edible oil

Safely monitoring pressure and vacuum in the vessels

Ceramic measurement cells are a proven technology for maintaining the proper vacuum level in the vessels during the process. Thanks to a vacuum-proof ceramic measurement cell with integrated breakage detection membrane, our Cerabar pressure transmitter ensures a high degree of process safety . The Quick Setup feature with configurable measuring range allows simple commissioning, reduces costs and saves time.

Precise flow measurement in the edible oil refinery

Precise flow and volume monitoring in demanding applications

Flowmeters are used to reliably monitor the transfer of the raw oil within the individual process steps. As a result, loss can be detected and prevented in order to maintain the yield at a constantly high level. In addition, highly-precise Coriolis flowmeters are used to control the dosing of process enhancers, operating materials and additives, thus ensuring product quality.

Oil storage tanks in an edible oil manufacturing company

Optimal inventory management

The loading, unloading and storage of edible oil at terminals requires detailed information regarding quantities and volumes. We offer integrated flow measurement and tank gauging systems that allow you to manage and optimize your inventories. In addition, our Terminalvision software satisfies all of the requirements associated with loading depots, as well as truck, freight train and ship terminals.

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As a manufacturer of edible oils, you face constant pressure to conserve resources and reduce downtime while simultaneously maximizing productivity. That’s why you need a reliable partner. Our experienced team of industry experts can help you select the right measurement technology for all of your critical process parameters, enabling you to ensure product safety and quality at the same time.

  • 100%

    Measurement reliability thanks to calibration ensured by our global service experts

  • ONE

    Reliable partner with application, industry and process expertise in the manufacture of edible oils

  • 24/7

    System availability without interruptions or downtime