Vanaspati / Hydrogenation Plant
Generally used as the alternative to ghee due to
its cheap price, Vanaspati is vegetable cooking oil, fully or partially
hydrogenated. Our expertise lies in manufacturing and developing hi- tech
vanaspati plants for complete processing and production of oil. The
vanaspati is either used for cooking food or as the raw compound in soap
making. We have a reputed track record in the industry with successful
installation of 50 Ton Plant in Bihar, 25 Ton Plants in Gujarat, 25 Ton
Plant at Don-E-Salaam and 15 Ton Plant in Karnataka.
We are equipped with advanced technology that facilitate us to develop
special types of industrial hard oil plants, attached with hydrogenation gas
generation system. This system produces hydrogen gas by the electrolysis of
water. Required for the hydrogenation reaction the gas is compressed in
storage cylinders in which high pressure is maintained, from where it is
drawn for use in the processing plant.
- Zero wastage of hydrogen gas and nickel catalyst
- Low consumption of energy
- Continuous bleaching, neutralization, deodorization along with post
bleaching and post neutralization sections
- Optimized process condition for proper selectivity and product
Process Description of Hydrogenation / Vanaspati
tends to increase the melting point of the vegetable oils (that have very
low melting points) to about 36o
C that is near about human body temperature.
Hence, the hydrogenated oils that normally remain in solid state get
liquefied at human body temperature. All these properties maximize the shelf
life of the hydrogenated oils and thus, these are widely used in varied food
items like snacks, bakery products, sweets, etc.
Basically, all oils have both unsaturated as well as saturated fatty acids.
By adding hydrogen, unsaturated fats get converted to saturated fats,
decreasing the overall iodine value. Finally, the hydrogenated oil gets
solidified at lower temperature.
The entire process of hydrogenation is carried out in batch vessels under
pressure, in which, oil to be hydrogenated is heated. The entire
hydrogenation process is done in the presence of nickel catalyst.
Post hydrogenation, the catalyst is recovered for re- use through the
filtration of hydrogenated oil in plate and frame filter presses. The
hydrogenation process ensures no loss of oil, as the hydrogen added makes up
the oil loss that goes with the catalyst.