Journal of Oil Palm Research (Special Issue - April 2006), p. 144-152 SIVASOTHY Kandiah* ; YUSOF Basiron* ; Anhar Suki**; Ramli Mohd Taha+; Tan yu Hwa++ and Mohamad Sulong*
This paper examines the current status of development and impact of a new process for continuous sterilization on palm oil milling. The process leads to improvements in the design of mills, reduces the number of process operators, lowers the operating and maintenance costs, and simplifies mill operation. Mills using the process can be more easily supervised and automated. By avoiding the use of pressure vessels for sterilization and cages and cranes for the handling of bunches, palm oil mills are made safer for operators. The use of conveyors in place of cages also minimizes spillage of fruits and oil making mills cleaner.KEYWORDS:
* Malaysian Palm Oil Board,
P. O. Box 10620, 50720 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
** Golden Hope Plantations Bhd, Tingkat 9-16 & 19, Menara PNB, 201-A Jalan Tun Razak, 50400 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
+ TH Plantations Sdn Bhd, Tingkat 28, Bangunan TH Selbon,
165 Jalan Tun Razak, 50400, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
++ CB Industrial Product Sdn Bhd,
Lot 4, Jalan Waja15, Kawasan Perusahaan Telok Panglima
42500 Selangor, Malaysia.