Mini Oil Mills: Tools, Techniques, and Project Cost

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INTRODUCTION TO MINI OIL MILLS:

The consumption of edible oils is being boosted up day by day. And to overcome the required amount of edible oils the small scale industries such as mini oil mills play a vital role in it. When it comes to the role of the countries producing edible oils, USA holds the third position after India and China on top. Different types of oil seeds are grown like ground nuts, mustard, sunflower, etc. Mini oil mills are also a good source of income, and your ideal choice to start your oil making business.

PRODUCTS OBTAINED FROM MINI OIL MILLS:

Mini oil mills are used to produce edible oils, like mustard oil, palm oil and many other oils using the oil seeds. Basically, it is the best way to produce oils from oil seeds, and to fulfill the growing demand of the edible oils across the globe.

pressed seed oil
 

TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES FOR MINI OIL MILLS:

Different tools are used in the production of different types of oil from oil seeds. But, oil press machine is indispensable, no matter what oil seed you use. You will also need a common screw oil press and a filter press, or you could rather choose an integrated oil press machine to filter the oil at one time. You would also need different types of tools for the production of different types of oils, for example- you are able to select peanut sheller, if you are extracting peanut oil, you should take disc huller into consideration, if you are extracting cotton seed oil.

1. The pressing parts of the mini oil mills (5-20TPD)-
After a lot treatment from the oil seeds, the raw material is sent to the pressing workshop, where the oil is extracted from the seeds and nuts. The mini oil mill connects a series of tools in order to extract the oil, some of the tools are- screw elevator, screw press, cleaning sieve, etc. All these machine work together to ensure oil extraction, and these tools has also a lot more advantages, they save land space, labor work, low costing and wide application for vegetable seeds and nuts.

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2. The refining parts of the mini oil mills (1-20TPD)-
The refining is the process of removing, gums, waxes, free fatty acids and other impurities in the oil to make it suitable for edible purpose. The main processes used in refining are, neutralizing, deodorizing, etc. But, the selection of the processes is dependent on the quantity of the raw material you choose.

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PROJECT COSTS OF MINI OIL MILLS:

As mini oil mils are the example of small scale industries, their project costs are far cheaper than the large companies. The main areas of investment in the mini oil mills are, the building, the machinery. Other then that you would also have to look on the miscellaneous assets along with the P&P expenses and working capital margins. You will also have to invest on the stock of the raw materials to run the mini oil mill.
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