Alfa Laval Launches New, Innovative Oils And Fats Solutions At The Globoil Exhibition In India

Alfa-Laval-LogoAt the Globoil India 2013 exhibition in Mumbai, India, from September 20-22, 2013, Alfa Laval – a global supplier to the vegetable oil technology – presents a variety of new innovative solutions with focus on high yield and sustainability.

Alfa Laval has for many decades provided the technologies, experience and engineering capabilities that enable players in the vegetable oil, speciality fat and animal fat industries to operate their key processes at maximum efficiency with high yield and product quality as well as minimum environmental impact. Offerings range from complete process solutions to individual components and after sales services for maximum reliability and uptime.

At Alfa Laval’s stand no. A-10 at Renaissance Hotel & Convention Center, Powai , Mumbai visitors will get the opportunity to hear about the company’s many widely recognized process solutions as well as several new innovations that offer sustainable alternatives to traditional processing technologies.

For producers of vegetable oil, protein etc.

Alfa Laval SoftColumn Dual-Strip, a new process for physical refining with continuous deodorization and deacidification especially suitable for very large capacities. It is a further development of the company’s widely used packed column technology. Compared to standard deodorization technologies, the Dual-Strip process delivers oil with improved quality and maximum efficiency

Enzymatic degumming with biological catalyst for gum removal, combined with SoftColumn continuous deodorization has demonstrated its value at numerous vegetable oil refineries. Benefits include up to 2% oil recovery, less consumption of chemicals and energy, less by-products and effluent plus higher yield with same or even better oil quality

Alfa Laval TocoBoost, a new technology (patent pending) to recover high value by-product streams enriched in micronutrients such as squalene or the highly potent tocotrienol antioxidants from the deodorizer vapour steam. These can be used for e.g. dietary supplements, health care and cosmetic products

High pressure hydrogenation, a new process for hardening of soft oils after bleaching and before deodorization. Operated at 20 Bar it generates less trans fatty acids plus allows faster production and higher capacity compared to low pressure hydrogenation at around 6 bar, for which Alfa Laval has delivered a number of plants

Processes for significant reduction of trans fatty acids (TFA), even to below 1%, e.g. allowing customers to change from chemical to physical refining

Other oils and fats modification processes like post-refining (post-bleaching and deodorization of hydrogenated oil and fats) as well as chemical or enzymatic interesterification

Processes for extraction of vegetable protein, sugar and fibre from e.g. rape seed, sun flower, yellow pea, and granola

For producers of Soya Protein Isolate & Soya Protein Concentrate

Alfa Laval’s modular process for extraction of protein from soya flakes and precipitation of soy protein isolate (SPI) even includes effluent treatment. It is based on highly efficient Foodec decanters, disc stack centrifuges and membrane filtration. Alfa Laval supplies the latest technology which gives higher yield and product purity ensuring almost zero discharge plant by manufacturing of bi-products and re-circulation of water. Alfa Laval uses most hygienic and efficient way to process soy protein isolate and have capability of design, engineering, manufacturing, supply, erection and commissioning of process line from soy Flakes to soy protein isolate and concentrate.

Biodiesel solutions

Versatile Alfa Laval Ageratec processes for (trans-) esterification and advanced glycerol treatment (AGT) can turn virgin fats and oils as well inedible and high FFA by-products of vegetable or animal origin plus used cooking oil into biodiesel.

Presentation at the conference

At the Globoil India conference, Mr. Alexey Shevchenko, Department Manager, Vegetable Oil Technology, Process Engineering from Alfa Laval gives a technical presentation on “Micronutrient Recovery from Deodorizer Distillates” at 3.20 pm on 21st September,2013 and Mr. Ling Hua, Product Specialist, – Heat exchangers, Vegetable Oil Technology from Alfa Laval will give a technical presentation on “Advances in Enzymatic Technologies” at 10.30am on 22nd September,2013.