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How to start an edible oil extraction plant?

edible oil extraction plant
Edible oil extraction plant

 
If you have ever thought about starting an oil extraction plant hat will serve your daily oil necessities as well as cater for the supplies in your regional market, you are indeed at the right place. Remember this is a splendid opportunity for you to make an awesome amount of profit.

Cooking Oil consumption rates are on an increase. This has been brought about by the improvement in human economic welfare levels. Oil has a lot of uses like in plastics production, cooking among others.

Factors Need to be Considered When Setting up an edible oil extraction plant:
The process of setting up the edible oil extraction plant requires has some factors which have to be considered. The following are the major steps that have to be taken in ensuring successful set up and running of the factory.
edible oil extraciton plant
Factors about set up an edible oil extraction plant
1. Research
Research on the requirements in terms of market size, competition, capital, trends, and additional insights on the business is very important. In other words, you need to visit famous websites so as to gather concise information on the economic statistics regarding oil extraction plant businesses in the region e.g. IBISWorld. This can be done through the online searching or visiting the business premises personally to gather more information on the establishment and running of the business.

2. Prepare Business Plan
The edible oil business plan should have details on; finances, location proposal, start-up capital as well as cost of operation; targeted market e.g. manufacturing companies or food industries and strategy for marketing of the products. It is very important to acquire the requisite funding as well as business requirements. In terms of expenditure you have to consider the transportation cost- not unless you have your own farm- also factor in testing process before selling and the cost of extraction.

3. Research on Laws
Conducting business within the provisions of the state/regional laws is very important. Additionally, make sure that the environmental laws are clearly understood because, if they are not well adhered to they can lead to the closure of the factor. This is with regard to industrial waste management in the area. Greatly, you have to acquire authentic permit and license from the local county licenses department. This will ensure that your edible oil extraction plant in legally accepted. Make sure you have registered your business name with the department.

4. Factory Site Location Selection/Identification
When selecting the location, ensure that it is near the source of the required raw materials. for example, vegetable farm or palm oil plantation. This is to cut down on the transportation cost. Water supply to the edible oil extraction plant is another important factor to consider when setting up the factory.

5. Equipment Purchase and Installation
You will have to conduct thorough research on the necessary equipment for the edible oil extraction plant. After you have identified them, go ahead and purchase them. After the purchase, you have to consider the installation process as well as the cost to be incurred in the whole edible oil extraction process.

6. Employee job Vacancy Advertisements.
After everything has been finalized from plan to setting up of the edible oil extraciton plant, you have to look for the competent work force. This is achieved through job advertisements. You have to elaborate clearly on the job qualification requirements to ensure that the employees who will work in the factory have the necessary competence and experience in the process of oil extraction. Through the media, you will be able to identify your preferred candidates. But there has to be an interview before final selection.

Main Equipment included in the edible oil extraction plant
The edible oil extraction plant has some equipments which are very important. Without which the extraction process can’t go on. Different edible oil extraction plant will definitely have different equipment applications.
edible oil extraction plant
Edible oil extraction plant

On the first stage of edible oil extraction plant,the seeds are going through cleaning, hulling, crushing, flaking, softening, cooking, pressing and filtering. For this process different types of pressing systems are used, according to a volume of output you need and also according to a type of seeds you are using to get certain oil. The oil pressing system as a rule contains a cleaning sieve, screw elevators, a cooker, a presser, a filter and a refiner. Vegetable oil production machine all depends on a model and design, which different companies can provide you. All seeds are going to a cleaning sector and after step by step to each mentioned sector to be ready for a next stage.

The second stage of edible oil extraction plant includes extracting, removing the solvent nature, evaporating, stripping and solvent recycling. Extraction process is the process, which means the separation oil from seeds. The pre-processed seeds are treated in a multistage counter current process with solvent. Then oil and solvent are separated by distillation. The solvent going into the extraction recycle process and the crude oil is ready for a next step. This process will keep production safety and provides a good quality.
edible oil refining machine
Edible oil refining machine

 
The last stage of edible oil extraction plant provides degumming, discoloring, deodorization, removing wax, fractionation etc. De-waxing section is optional. On the stage of degumming the oil separated from sand, after which it gets to be free from free-fatty acids and color pigments. Then the smell and odor are removed from the oil, because many seeds have special odors and smells, which many people don't like. So, the vegetable oil production machine will allow getting a high quality production of oil.

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