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ASTW Fishmeal Plants and Machinery

A & S Thai Works Co., Ltd (ASTW) is the largest manufacturer of high quality fishmeal plant in Asia. Based in Bangkok, Thailand, the Company operates a sophisticated production facility producing complete fishmeal processing plants. With more than 28 years of experience, ASTW has manufactured more than 260 plants for installation in South East Asia, Pacific region, Middle East, Australia and New Zealand.

The plants are a modern design using the Rotary Disc Drier technology that can operate continuously for years and provides easy operation, low energy consumption, low maintenance and long life. ASTW also provides excellent after sale service and carry a supply of spare parts in stock. ASTW rotary Drier design is based on technology from the world's largest supplier of advanced fishmeal plants in Denmark and Norway.

More than 2,000 units of this famous European designed, Rotary Disc, and steam heated drier have been delivered worldwide. ASTW research and development continues to make enhancements to the driers, presses, pre-heaters, and ancillary equipment. The enhancements in design continue to improve efficiency, reliability and lifetime cost of the plants.

3 years warranty

ASTW Rotary Disc Driers come with 3 years warranty* for drier body, gear, bearings and even the motor.
(*South East Asia only, otherwise 1 year warranty)

Inspection Certificate

ASTW Rotary Disc Driers are inspected and certified to British Standard BS (PD) 5500, European Standard PED and Australian Standard AS 1210. International approval, inspection and certification is provided by Lloyd's Register International (Thailand) Limited.

Service Team

Complete installation and commissioning is available using our highly experienced service teams, along with full operating documentation for each plant.

Spare Parts

Genuine spare parts are carried in stock for all ASTW manufactured equipment. Contact our Sales & Marketing team for assistance.


Absolutely the best quality fishmeal machinery on the market today designed to processes raw fish, fish waste and tuna-waste. The Rotary Disc drier is easy to operate and maintain by semi-skilled operators.

uncompromised quality and reliability ensures continuous and profitable operation for many years with only a minimum of maintenance. A heavy duty version is available and can withstand wear from sand, shell and stone in the fish.

Produces high-quality fishmeal and fish oil (OFP), and does not burn and destroy the protein like direct fired or hot oil driers.

LFP = Lean Fish Plants

For trawler fish and fish waste with less than 3% oil content. The plant can process almost all kinds of raw materials. The heavy duty version can withstand wear from sand, shell and stone in the fish.

Simple design and very easy operation using a "Rotary Disc" drier and accessories including feeding unit, Meal Cooler, Hammer Mill, Bagging unit and Scrubber Deodorizer.

Technical Specification: Lean Fish Plants (LFP)

Plant size Capacity ton input per 24 hrs. Steam Consumption Ton per hr. Recommended Boiler-size ton per hr. at 10 bar Electric Consumption in kW. Installed/load 70%
LFP  24 24-30 0.9 1.2 60/42
LFP  55 55-60 2.0 2.5 107/75
LFP  90 90-100 3.4 4.0 142/99
LFP 120 120-140 4.5 6.0 180/126
LFP 160 160-190 6.0 8.5 235/165

*specifications are subject to change without obligation or notice.

Note: Installation of ASTW direct condensate return system reduces fuel oil consumption by 10-12%.

OFP = Oily Fish Plants

For fish, fish waste and tuna waste with more than 3% oil content.  The OFP plant uses the same components as the LFP plant but with addition of a cooker, press, solid/liquid decanter separator, oil separator, plus pumps and tanks. A simplified version is available with less automation and more reliance on unskilled labour. Automation can be added later if required.

Note: A Waste Heat Evaporator (WHE) can be included or added later to save 40% steam.

Technical Specification:  Oily Fish Plants (OFP) without use of evaporator

Plant size Capacity with stick water in drier ton in put /24 hrs. Steam Consumption ton/hr. Capacity without stick water in drier ton in put / 24 hrs. Steam Consumption ton / hr. Electric Consumption in kW. Installed/load
OFP  24 24-30 0.9 28-35 0.4 160/112
OFP  55 55-60 2.0 60-70 1.0 195/136
OFP  90 90-100 3.4 100-120 1.8 260/182
OFP  120 120-140 4.5 130-150 2.9 275/192
OFP  160160-1906.0180-2203.9300/210

*Specifications are subject to change without obligation or notice.

  Note: Installation of ASTW direct condensate return system reduces fuel oil consumption by 10-12%

Download : Complete Fishmeal Plants
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