Amafilter® filtration solutions
in edible oil applications
Filtration is an essential part of the edible oil purification process. Without it, the final product that reaches the supermarket shelves, like vegetable oil, for example, wouldn’t be fit for use or consumption.
In short, it’s ideal for the food and biofuel oil industries. And the best way to ensure your oil is filtered efficiently and cleanly is with the amafilter® Cricketfilter® fully automated system or the Versis® pressure leaf filter system.
Which edible oils are suitable for filtration?
The filtration process ensures undesirable particles are removed from the edible oil while maintaining the quality of the final product. And it’s not just vegetable oil that needs to undergo this process.
The Cricketfilter® and the Versis® systems are used to process a variety of oils, including:
• Avocado oil
• Palm oil
• Peanut oil / groundnut oil
• Rice bran oil
• Grapeseed oil
• Safflower oil
• Sesame oil
• Sunflower oil
• Olive oil
• Mustard oil
The Cricketfilter® edible oil filtration process
The Cricketfilter® is an automated self-cleaning system which can be used after the extraction of the oil from the seeds or after pressing of the oil from the seeds.
Depending the type of oil that is being filtered and its final purpose, the oil may undergo several different processes:
• Removal of bleaching earth (clay) / silica / activated carbon out of refined and bleached oils and fatty acids
• Removal of colour and other components
Main filtration process:
• Pressure leaf filter system 24×110 (standard in the market)
• 60×60 wire mesh for direct filtration and precoat filtration (e.g. cellulose as a filter aid) for winterised edible oil
• Cricketfilter® direct filtration
• Cricketfilter® – wet cake discharge
• Bag filter
• Cartridge filter
The benefits of using the Cricketfilter® in edible oil filtration
The benefits of implementing the Cricketfilter® in edible oil filtration include the removal of:
1 Gums and other impurities from the oil result in a high quality oil that is ready for further treatment and its effective use in other processes.
2 Colour and other components result in a clear, light high purity oil.
3 Nickel catalyst after hydrogenation of the oil (which can then be recycled).
The selection of the correct filter type for each process step also depends on several factors, including:
• Space availability
• Type of cake discharge
• Filter unit size in combination with the plant capacity
• Batch or continuous operation
• Investment costs
So, if you’re unsure of any of the above and need some advice, no problem.
Our team of experts at Amafilter® work closely with every customer to identify the very best filtration solution to meet their unique needs and requirements.
Having specialised in providing effective filtration solutions for the Food & Beverages market for over five decades. And with a particular focus on the edible oil industry, Amafilter has supplied more than 5000 vertical pressure filter leaves systems, including our Cricketfilter® automated system, accross most edible oil applications worldwide.
By implementing the amafilter® Cricketfilter® automated system or the Versis® pressure filter leaves system into their processes, edible oil manufacturers have been able to produce and maintain the high-quality of the product without degrading the oil.
If your filtration system needs unscheduled maintenance, has slow turnaround times, and leaves impurities in your end product, contact Amafilter® to see how our Cricketfilter® or our Versis® systems can benefit your business.