Overview of automation in a palm oil mill-the sterilisation process
Kandiah, Sivasothy and Masitah Hassan, and Mashkuri Yaacob, (1992) Overview of automation in a palm oil mill-the sterilisation process. Computing & Control Engineering Journal, 3 (1). pp. 42-54. ISSN 0956-3385
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Palm Oil Research Institute of Malaysia["lib/metafield:join_corp_creators" not defined]University of Malaya, Faculty of Computer Science & Information Technology
Sterilisation of oil palm fruits is the first step in the sequence of processes to extract the oil. It is typically a batch process, using steam for heating or `cooking' the fruits. Sterilisation is carried out in a way which requires the proper sequencing of valve movements for deaeration, steam inputs, steam blow-offs and condensate removal. Since a palm oil mill normally has multiple sterilisers, the task is to ensure the proper sequencing of all the associated valves. In this review, the sterilisation process is taken as a case in the study of automation in a palm oil mill. This article discusses the sterilisation process in the palm oil mill and elaborates on the control requirements. It also examines the features of some installed systems.
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