For the different quantities of palm plantations, it suitable for the different capacity of the palm oil mill. The small capacity of palm oil mill are 0.5tph, 1tph, 2tph, 3tph, 5tph. The medium and large capacity of palm oil mill are 10tph,15tph,30tph,45tph,60tph,80tph and 120tph. Normally 100 hectares oil palm plantations can supply the raw materials for 0.5tph palm oil mill, 200 hectares oil palm tree plantations can supply the raw materials for 1tph palm oil mill.

Here is a way to calculate the capacity of palm oil mill, hope this helps you. Generally, there will be about 136 palm trees each hectare. Each palm tree per year can produce 15-20 palm fruit bunches. Each palm palm fruit bunches weighs about 10-25kg. The About 20 tons palm fruits can be produced each hectare each year.

136 trees/ha=20-23tonsFFB/ha/year

15-20bunches/tree/year

FFB = 10-25kg

Basic the real running condition of the palm oil mill plant, the producing time should be calculated according to 20 days each month. Working time should be 20 hours one day. The total working time should be 11 months one year. The FFB capacity of 1tph palm oil mill plant you need is:

1*20*20*11=4400T

As we calculated above, 1hectare=20t FFB, the oil palm tree plantation hectares of 1tph palm oil mill plant you need is:

4400/20=220hectares

For example, if you own a 2000 hectares oil palm tree plantation, the capacity of the palm oil mill plant you need is:

2000/220 = 9.09tph

**Through the above calculated, we can know that 200 hectares oil palm tree plantation need to set up one 1tph palm oil mill plant.**

I believe that through the above introduction you will know how to calculate the capacity of palm oil mill that you need according to the area of your oil palm plantations.

If you have the oil palm plantations already, you can calculate the palm oil mill capacity according to this calculation method.

If you plan to buy the palm plantations, you need to know how many hectares palm plantations you can buy in advance, and then consider other factors to decide your final capacity.

If you want to buy the fresh palm fruit bunches or fresh palm fruits from the local farmers, you should to calculate how many tons you can get per day averagely. And then let me know the working time of your factory per day, we will calculate the suitable capacity palm oil mill for you.

If you’re still confused for the capacity of palm oil mill, you are welcome to consult us for more information. Except to help you calculate the capacity of palm oil mill, we also can help you set up palm oil processing plant in your countries. [Related reading: How to start a palm oil processing business in nigeria?]