10. Oil Processing Design Basics

  1. Wolf Hamm3,
  2. Richard J. Hamilton4 and
  3. Dr Gijs Calliauw5
  1. Gerrit van Duijn1 and
  2. Gerrit den Dekker2

Published Online: 4 JUN 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118535202.ch10

Edible Oil Processing, Second Edition

Edible Oil Processing, Second Edition

How to Cite

van Duijn, G. and den Dekker, G. (2013) Oil Processing Design Basics, in Edible Oil Processing, Second Edition (eds W. Hamm, R. J. Hamilton and G. Calliauw), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118535202.ch10

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Harpenden, UK

  2. 4

    Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, UK

  3. 5

    Development Manager Modification, Desmet Ballestra Oils and Fats, Zaventem, Belgium

Author Information

  1. 1

    Maas Refinery, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

  2. 2

    Unilever R&D Vlaardingen, Vlaardingen, The Netherlands

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 JUN 2013
  2. Published Print: 12 JUL 2013

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444336849

Online ISBN: 9781118535202



  • crude oil;
  • fat composition;
  • food safety assurance;
  • quality product;
  • supply chain contaminants


A systematic approach designing the block diagram and obtaining the information needed in the initial phase of the project includes the steps: the selection of the refining and modification process routes that will deliver the products demanded, design of the oil processing block diagram, and calculation of the required capacities of the equipment used in the various process steps on the basis of the effective operational time. It also includes the steps: determination of the design basics of crude, intermediate and refined oil storage from internal and external logistics, estimation of utilities consumptions and effluent productions, including the capacities of the utility units in the block diagram and a first input for the operational costs calculation, and integration of occupational safety-based design. This chapter leads the reader through these steps.