The equipment provided by Kokonut Pacific consists of the robust rack and pinion SAM™ Press with its interchangeable stainless steel cylinders and pistons; two electric graters (230 V 370 W); plus collection, measuring and cleaning tools and Trainer’s Manual. This equipment weighs about 120 kg.
However, as explained above, in order to avoid the problems of an ‘orphan’ site and to gain economies of scale, a DME unit should operate within a ‘DME system’. The minimum cluster for an area should be 3 units. (For costing see below) . Installation includes a factory building that is supplied by the purchaser at local prices. A fully economic project is likely to involve 10 to 100 DME units. Overheads for training remain relatively constant with larger projects.
Because DME® Coconut oil is produced at the farm level, the prime markets will be local and domestic markets. This allows communities to substitute their own oil for imported cooking oil, cosmetic oil, and soap and as kerosene and diesel substitutes for lamps and engines.
As production exceeds domestic needs, producers will be seeking export markets. For this reason, Kokonut Pacific is now seeking markets for DME® oil from South Pacific and Asian countries that have met domestic market needs and have established regular collection and export quality assurance programs. Initially, the shipments will be in 200-litre drums. Delivery dates depend on supplies and customer requirements.
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The Complete DME® Kit consists of
- DME Press Kit
- DME Graters
- DME Dryer Kit
- DME Ancillaries
DME Press Kit
Basic DME® press kit
- 2 Cylinders
- Spanners for maintenance
- Bolt pack
- Shipping Weight 35Kg
DME® Coconut Graters
Two graters are supplied with a DME® basic press kit.
- Grater Motor 1/2 Horsepower (.375Kw) 220-240 volts 50Hz
- Stainless Steel Bowl
- 2 grater heads
- Bolt Pack and Rubber Gasket
- Shipping Weight 12Kg
These graters are available for purchase. Such purchases can be made on the Niulife shopping cart. On the KP site and on the cart there should be the phrase ”For overseas purchases & freight costs, please contact us for a quote.”
DME® Stainless Steel Kit
Components that are not easily obtained locally are supplied ready for installation. These need to be complemented with two 1220 x 2440mm x 2mm Stainless Steel sheets for the dryer top. These would normally be sourced locally.
- Furnace Front and Door
- Loading Hopper
- Chimney Top
- Tossers x 4
- Bolt and Screw Packs
Basic Kit is supplied with press and graters for a new site
- Cleaning Brushes
- Measuring Jug
- Digital Thermometer for monitoring the dryer temperature.
- Muslin cloth for initial filtering
- Training Manuals and Videos.
- Food Grade Silicone for sealing around the dryer
Single Unit DME installation
A typical DME® installation requires the following:
- Nut Splitting area
- Grating area
- Recording area
Capital Cost Calculator
See the Site economics calculator first and make sure your business is viable.
Use the following Calculator to approximate the cost of one unit. Prices given are in US Dollars but you can select your country and the exchange rate and view the prices in your own currency. Change figures to local prices where stated.
$6000 ex-Canberra (excludes local agent’s fee – if any)
$2400 Made from cement bricks and steel more...
$6002 x 2.4M x 1.2M x 2mm 304 grade more...
$150 Pails must have good lids, local products will do more...
$2000 Put $0 if you don't need one more...
$1200 Between $800-$1600 (see freight calculator below)
$6000 10 days training on site @ $600/day (optional) more...
$3000 Depending upon location (optional) $2000-$4000
E.g. Contingencies; Customs duties; local freight etc.
$24300 US Dollars Total