So we run with a huge jacketed honeypot. It has a rounded top, with various ports, and a centrally located injection port. On the recovery side we have our desiccant column, and then our pump.
We are consistently pulling hash into our pump. We’ve been checking the desiccant more regularly and find oil in it… like muffining oil, quite regularly.
When we service the corken there is a lot of oil build up in there. Sometimes to the point of clogging jt and overheating it.
Our thought processes/troubleshooting have gone like this.
1.) is someone flooding too much or too fast and the boiling solvent is too close to the port? Either flowing into the port directly
Or being sucked in?
2.) are minuscule amounts of hash floating up with the bubbles because our pump rips so hard/our water temps are so high?
3.) is oil/liquid solvent flowing down the sides of the injection port… rolling down the rounded top near the port and being sucked up?
—sort of eliminated. We elevated one side of the HP to encourage the solvent to move away from the recovery port.
Happy to hear any thoughts on the whole ordeal.
BUT. The question is this:
What could I do in the recovery line to possibly filter out dissolved oil before it makes its way to the pump head?
We have dessicsnt jn between. By moving to the smaller grade bb’s we’ve seen more oil be caught in the column.
We have since extended our dessicsnt tube to 4x48.
Ridiculous. I know. We use a blend of the small bb’s and medium. We use glass wool along with what I believe to be a 5 micron mesh/some plastic looking material gasket above the glass wool. But dissolved oil is still passing through. It seems like jn the bottom 18” or so of the dessicsnt some oil will be caught. When we open the bottom for he desiccant… the fuckkng oil literally muffins. Difficult to tell how many runs it’s been there for.
If more than one, its logical to assume some of it si redissolving jn the gas and moving through into the pump.
We run 24/7. Ids possible that on occasion an operator IS getting distracted and overfilling the honey pot. The water heater could go down. We charge right jnto our honeypot. They could forget to turn it off. Idfk.
Regardless. What could I do online on the recovery side of the system to catch this oil prior to hitting our pump. Pump rebuilds are expensive and time consuming
Thanks ya’ll. This community has been a godsend.
(Now If only rhe rest of you would stop utilizing all rhis info but continue posting the awesome ideas.).