We just got our type7 licensed lab up and running. It’s been 3years in the making and of course everything was purchased 3yrs ago expecting everything would be up and running 3 years ago. With that said We are currently running precision’s x10 mse from 3 years ago. Lol got a gc5000 for the pump their condensing coil with a cs100 at -20c and a 815 chiller at -50c for the solvent tank.
The problem we are having is in getting our run time down and be able to recover in a efficient manner. We are running a 6:1 ratio on solvent (70/30 butane/propane) to material and I realize they designed this extractor to run a 4:1 so I think that might be the hiccup. We are also running filtration down to .22 micron so I know that may slow things down as well.
Our issue seems be once we drop our gas into the collection vessel we are getting only a pound a minute and 30secs. With the gc5000 we were expecting a lot faster recovery. We are running our recovery temps at 40c I know that’s a little hot, this was us trying to speed up recovery. With all the said I’m hoping someone may help point us on the right direction to speed up recovery.
If there is something I missed or more needed please let me know. There are many knowledgeable people on here and hopefully someone can open our eyes to something we are missing.
Thank you in advanced.