Automatic Pump Cleaning Device for Supercritical CO2 Fluid Extraction Machines
Clean your Supercritical CO2 Fluid Extraction pump internal moving parts and seals using ethanol, without pump head removal. The device which connects to your liquid CO2 pump, will clean both your pump internal moving parts, and the seals, at the same time. Ethanol is pumped (using your liquid pump) closed-loop through the pump which dissolves any botanical oil build up. The reclaimed oil from the pump can then be recovered using a rotovap. This pump cleaning device can be used with any Cat CO2 pump. Depending on the configuration of your liquid pump, the device may also be able to be used with other industrial CO2 pumps. The main advantage of this type of closed-loop cleaning system is that you can clean the seals in place, without removing the pump head.
Cleaning: Respect your equipment, and it will operate great. We recently had one customer comment that the 10L was a “gold mine” and was looking forward to his second machine, to make even more profit. Keeping a system clean so that it operates correctly is true with most equipment. We recommend always keeping your machine clean, and at least every 15 cycles do a thorough ethanol clean out of the system. If you do not clean your machine, expect that it will not work at all. We’ve had customers that don’t clean their machine at all, and they go through seals on a weekly basis, then wonder why it isn’t operating up to expectations. We’ve had a few groups return machines for repair, and all that was needed was a good machine cleaning. Have some respect for your profit center, and you’ll get great results.
Larger Diameter Interconnection Tubing That Doesn’t Clog Like Waters Machines
We use 1/4 and 1/2 inch diameter stainless steel tubing in our extraction systems. Using larger diameter tubing resists clogging. Some of the most popular extraction systems use a small diameter 1/8 and 1/16 inch tubing which clogs constantly. The larger diameter tubing we use has other benefits, including higher flow rate of the CO2, which results in less cycle time. Larger diameter tubing also results in less cleaning and maintenance (it’s also easier to clean). The benefit of using larger diameter tubing allows the use of a larger CO2 pump, which decreases processing cycle time. Less time processing time = more profits.
We focus on proper CO2 distribution, not massive flow rate. More efficient delivery = better extracts.
Electrostatic Precipitation Collection
Infinity Supercritical is the first to use new patent-pending electrostatic precipitation system for separation and collection of the oil. Oil is charged and adheres to the collection vessel.
Solid State Heating
Infinity uses solid state thermoelectric heating to regulate temperature within the extraction systems. We also use Supercritical CO2 flat plate heat exchangers for our larger models which allow you to use cool tap water, outside air, or chiller cooling, as a supplement to our thermoelectric technology, which gives you the option of using less energy to run the system.
Quiet Pump Technology
Our systems do not use noisy and heat generating air or CO2 compression systems. Other systems require a separate air compressor to run, and a chiller to cool down the compressor. Our systems use phase change dynamics, which use solid state thermoelectric devices to bring CO2 to supercritical. This results in energy cost savings, and less operator (noise) fatigue. Our systems run silent.
Sight Glass – View Supercritical CO2 in Action
Our systems use high pressure stainless steel sight glass viewports which allow you to see the CO2 in liquid or gas phase.
We offer a quick-change basket option for our customers, which allows the input and removal of botanicals from the extraction vessel in less than a minute. All systems include a 40 micron basket to hold botanicals.
IPM – Integrated Pump Management
Since the CO2 pump is the heart of any extraction system, we focus on the pressure provided by the pump. That focus has resulted in a system called Integrated Pump Management, which gives the pump drive real-time feedback on system pressure, and adjusts the pump output pressure accordingly. Set the pressure, and it maintains pressure.
Infinity Supercritical uses Forward Looking Infrared Imaging to sense temperatures and flow rates in the extraction systems. This gives the processor valuable data which can be used to hone in on desired extraction techniques.
CO2 Flow Bar
While almost every CO2 extraction system enters in one end, and exits the other, our new concept delivers CO2 in a uniform distributed manner throughout the entire extraction vessel. First in the industry to deploy the very successful concept.
Reduced Cycle Time
The new challenge that was given to us by John Baker at Fogponics was to develop a CO2 extraction system that can rival fast one hour hydrocarbon (BHO) extractions. Using beer hops as our botanicals to test, we have tested a 6 percent extraction in 30 minutes, 9 percent in one hour, and 18 percent in 3 hours or less. Note that hops has more yield than Cannabis, so expect 30 percent less yield in most Cannabis. Quality in = quality out. Your results may vary, depending on experience.
Fast Extraction Technology
Infinity Supercritical is the first in the industry to experiment and develop the 30/30 (30 minutes start extraction, remove botanicals, and finish with 30 minutes extraction) and 45/45 schedule, for fast extraction which rivals BHO, but provides a cleaner result. This translates into more profit for the operator, and faster turnarounds. Our FlowBar and Basket system allow fast cycle and minimal downtime between runs. Depending on which machine you are running, our system may be able to run 2-4 times the amount of botanicals in the same amount of time.
Eco Extraction | Green Extraction
All of our extraction systems are energy efficient, and are designed to have a low environmental footprint. The Spinning Disc Reactor system is the first large scale industrial Eco Extraction system available in the botanicals industry.
Adhering to NIH principles of Green Extraction:
Principle 1: Innovation by selection of varieties and use of renewable plant resources.
Principle 2: Use of alternative solvents and principally water or agro-solvents.
Principle 3: Reduce energy consumption by energy recovery and using innovative technologies.
Principle 4: Production of co-products instead of waste to include the bio-and agro-refining industry.
Principle 5: Reduce unit operations and favor safe, robust and controlled processes.
Principle 6: Aim for a non denatured and biodegradable extract without contaminants.