Title: The application of microprocessor technology for the sterilisation of oil palm fruits

Authors: Masitah Hasan, Mashkuri Yaacob, Sivasothy Kandiah

Addresses: Faculty of Engineering, University of Malaya, Malaysia. ' Faculty of Engineering, University of Malaya, Malaysia. ' Palm Oil Research Institute of Malaysia, Malaysia

Abstract: The control system for the sterilisation of oil palm fruits is designed not just to guarantee suitable sterilisation but also to minimise the fluctuations in the overall steam demand, which could reduce the factory output. Here, the automation requirements of the sterilisation process in palm oil mills and features provided by microprocessor-based systems are examined, before concluding with a brief description of a low-cost system that is currently under development.

Keywords: automation; computer control; microprocessor technology; palm oil mills; sterilisation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCAT.1993.062613

International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, 1993 Vol.6 No.1, pp.39 - 44

Published online: 10 Jun 2014 *

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