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Optimize your edible oil refining process

Innovative measurement technologies ensure high production performance and plant availability

Edible oil manufacturers face the constantly growing challenges of low margins, fluctuating raw materials quality and changing consumer habits. Improving production performance and driving down operations costs calls for innovative measurement technology. Through targeted and consistent optimization of the refining process, plant operators can minimize downtime and rejects while increasing the added-value of their systems, all without sacrificing product quality.

What we offer

Endress+Hauser offers a complete range of reliable and robust process measurement technology for the production of high-quality edible oils, from delivery of the raw materials, to refining and warehousing of the end product. With sustainable process improvements, we help you avoid waste and loss and optimize the performance of your production system. The benefits of our technology:

  • Guaranteed consistent product quality

  • Reduction in process enhancers, operating materials and additives

  • Cost-effective energy use

  • Real-time process data that serves as a foundation for intelligent maintenance


Raw materials delivery

Monitoring the quantity and quality of the raw materials begins at the delivery point.

Storage tanks for raw materials like seed
Our expertise in the field

Our radar-based measurement instruments continually and precisely monitor the fill level in the storage tanks and silos, regardless if the raw material is delivered in solid or liquid form.

  • Rely on Micropilot FMR67 with 80GHz technology for highest demands in bulk solids level measurement.

  • Use Micropilot FMR62 for level measurement in aggressive liquids or applications with hygiene requirements.

  • Reduce inventory costs and increase productivity with complete inventory visibility thanks to our Inventory Management solution

From raw oil to high-quality edible oil

In edible oil refining unwanted components, such as turbid substances or other materials that influence taste and odor, are removed from the raw oil.

Edible oil refining process
Our expertise in the field

Ensuring product quality in each of the respective processes requires permanent monitoring of critical parameters such as temperature, pressure and flow.

  • Discover our complete product portfolio for temperature measurement like compact thermometers, modular thermometers, thermowells, measurement inserts and transmitters.

  • Choose the flowmeter best suited to your process needs from our comprehensive product basket.

  • Today pressure measurement technology is often used for measuring liquids, pastes and gases. With a wide range of sensor technology we offer instruments which perfect fit for any kind of application.

Process safety in all temperature ranges

From pressing to finished edible oil, the raw oil passes through various temperature ranges to ensure product quality. In the deodorizing step, the process temperature rises to as high as 240 °C.

Temperature measurement in the edible oil refinery
Our expertise in the field

Endress+Hauser offers a wide range of temperature measurement instruments for all process requirements, from simple compact thermometers to modular temperature transmitters.

Safely monitoring pressure and vacuum in the vessels

Ceramic measurement cells are a proven technology for maintaining the proper vacuum level in the vessels during the process.

Pressure measurement in the deodorization process of edible oil
Our expertise in the field

Thanks to a vacuum-proof ceramic measurement cell with integrated breakage detection membrane, our Cerabar pressure transmitter ensures a high degree of process safety . The Quick Setup feature with configurable measuring range allows simple commissioning, reduces costs and saves time.

Precise flow and volume monitoring in demanding applications

Flowmeters are used to reliably monitor the transfer of the raw oil within the individual process steps.

Precise flow measurement in the edible oil refinery
Our expertise in the field

As a result, loss can be detected and prevented in order to maintain the yield at a constantly high level. In addition, highly-precise Coriolis flowmeters are used to control the dosing of process enhancers, operating materials and additives, thus ensuring product quality.

  • Benefit from simultaneous measurement of mass flow, density, temperature and viscosity thanks to Coriolis flow measurement.

  • Discover Proline Promass F 100, the Coriolis flowmeter with premium accuracy, robustness and an ultra-compact transmitter.

  • Avoid process interruptions by permanent diagnostics and verification thanks to Heartbeat Technology. It ensures a cost-efficient and safe plant operation during the entire life cycle.

Optimal inventory management

The loading, unloading and storage of edible oil at terminals requires detailed information regarding quantities and volumes.

Oil storage tanks in an edible oil manufacturing company
Our expertise in the field

We offer integrated flow measurement and tank gauging systems that allow you to manage and optimize your inventories.

Process knowledge

Learn more about how to optimize your edible oil refinery through all processes

Edible oil refining process ©Endress+Hauser

Processes in the edible oil refinery - from degumming to dry fractionation

Edible oil deodorization ©Endress+Hauser

Process instrumentation in the deodorization

Edible oil dry fractionation ©Endress+Hauser

Process instrumentation in the dry fractionation


As a manufacturer of edible oils, you face constant pressure to conserve resources and reduce downtime while simultaneously maximizing productivity. That’s why you need a reliable partner. Our experienced team of industry experts can help you select the right measurement technology for all of your critical process parameters, enabling you to ensure product safety and quality at the same time.

  • 100%

    Measurement reliability thanks to calibration ensured by our global service experts

  • ONE

    Reliable partner with application, industry and process expertise in the manufacture of edible oils

  • 24/7

    System availability without interruptions or downtime

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