1. Recovery pump
We recommend the Appion G5 Twin as the cheapest most affordable option for solvent recovery pumps, however we offer a variety of oil-less pumps for solvent recovery which offer greater safety, efficiency, and quiet operation. We also sell Class One Division 1 recovery pumps for certified hydrocarbon recovery.
2. Vacuum pump
Any 5 cfm pump should suffice, however it is considered best practice to use an oil-less pump to avoid contaminating your extract with pump oil. For the larger systems, it is advisable to use at least 6-7 cfm to create a vacuum more quickly.
3. Ice bath
An ice bath is used to chill the recovery tank. Cold temperatures lower the vapor pressure, allowing the solvent to condense more easily. Salt can help lower your temperatures even faster by melting the ice faster and thus absorbing more energy. Alternatively, we now offer coil condensers and heat exchangers for use with more efficiently condensing and recollecting your solvent.
4. Warm water bath
The collection chamber is given a warm water bath. We recommend between 70-80 degrees Fahrenheit. Any temperature above the boiling point of your solvent will work, however if the temperature gets too low the recovery process can take longer.
5. Water heater and thermometer
A heater and thermometer combo is needed to maintain accurate water temperatures.
6. Utility water pump
In order to circulate the water, you will need a water pump. Circulating the water keeps it at an even temperature throughout.
The higher the purity of your solvent, the better. You may use cans with the included can-tapper, or you can hook the Bhogart system up to a tank of solvent. If your tank requires special fittings, we can provide them upon request. Make sure to distill all and any solvent that you add to the system.
A proper scale is required to measure the weight of your solvent tank. This is often called a “Refrigeration Scale.” Such a scale is accurate to the gram and very convenient. It is designed precisely for weighting heavy metal solvent recovery tanks. ALWAYS WEIGH YOUR TANK BEFORE FILLING IT! As we continue to develop additional tank configurations, tank weights may differ and should be tested individually.
9. Botanical plant material
You will need botanical plant material in order to extract. The higher the quality of the input material, the higher the quality of the material you will get out of the extraction.
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