A newly developed F-series ANDRITZ SEPARATION decanter has been started up successfully for an olive oil producer in Jaén, Spain. In the first extraction phase, the F6000 decanter already achieved a throughput of 300 tons per day.
In addition to the high throughput, the quality of the olive oil is enhanced in terms of flavor and fragrance because the oil contains less contaminants and is processed gently. Further priorities in development work on the new decanter were versatility and flexibility. The decanters deliver lowest oil content in the resulting cake for any variety of olive processed, and they have a scroll design specially developed for olive oil extraction and an adjustable skimmer to control separation efficiency in live machine operation. Another benefit that is relevant for the end user is the low energy consumption.
This successful start-up confirms ANDRITZ SEPARATION’s long-standing experience and good position in the olive oil market.