HYDROCARBON EXTRACTION EQUIPMENT

All of our hydrocarbon extraction equipment is designed for n-Butane, Propane, and Butane/Propane blends. Our STAR hydrocarbon solvent pumps are engineered units delivering safety and performance perfection resulting in both high-quality product output and operational costs. Our equipment is fast, reliable, efficient, 3rd party certified, ergonomic, durable, and simple to maintain.

 

All our STAR pumps are engineered, manufactured, and come with the best customer support out of Tualatin, Oregon, USA. These vapor recovery units are professionally engineered and certified to the NFP58 fire codes and standards and are for use in the following approved states: Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Washington D.C., Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Washington, and Wyoming.

 

If you're considering a new hydrocarbon recovery pump and you're not 100% sold on a PDX.Gold unit, schedule a demo to test out!

 
We offer free demonstrations all the time. If you're in the Pacific Northwest we can deliver the system ourselves. If you're outside the PNW, we are more than happy to arrange freight. Click the link below to submit a demo request to get your hands on our superior technology in vapor recovery. 
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The STAR150 is ideal for any certified extraction lab looking to increase production and output. The STAR150 has similar performance metrics as the AlphaWülf without certain features and can be easily integrated into an existing extraction system. 

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 *shown with CycloneDry and Worktop, both available at an additional cost
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FEATURES:

-  Recovers 2+ lbs/min.

-  Designed for processing with Butane / Propane / Blends

-  Rated to 150 psi [ Certified to 250 psi ]

-  2 HP, UL & NEMA 7 rated motor

-  6.5 CFM free air flow

 

-  Explosion Proof: All control enclosures are NEMA 7, class 1, Division 1 rated

-  Belt drive: 78 dB

-  Footprint: 30" x 18" x 16"

Full Data Sheet here

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FEATURES:

-  Propane/Blends

- Rated to 150 psi

- Recovery rate of 2+ lbs/min.

- 2 HP, UL & NEMA 7 rated motor

- 6.5 CFM free air flow

 

- Explosion Proof: All control enclosures are NEMA 7, class 1, Division 1 rated

- Stainless Steel fittings and PTFE Teflon lined stainless steel braided hoses

- Footprint: 28.25" x 18.5" x 25.25"

- 3rd party engineering certified. Every purchase comes with a full certification report upon request

Full Data Sheet here

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Vapor Smartz iQ 150
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FEATURES:

- Propane/Blends

- Rated to 150 psi

- Recovery rate of 2+ lbs/min.

- 2 HP, UL & NEMA 7 rated motor

- 6.5 CFM free air flow

- Safety Assurance: Automatic shut off system 

- Explosion Proof: All control enclosures are NEMA 7, class 1, Division 1 rated

- Ergonomic Design: Standard counter height with built-in work station

- Stainless Steel fittings and PTFE Teflon lined stainless steel braided hoses

- Footprint: 28.5" wide x 20" deep

- 3rd party engineering certified. Every purchase comes with a full certification report upon request

Full Data Sheet here.

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PDX OEM 150
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The PDX OEM 150 is ideal for any certified extraction lab looking to increase production and output. Our PDX OEM 150 can be easily integrated into an existing extraction system and allows you to private label our unique technology. Be advised that the PDX OEM 150 compressors meet all safety standards and are certifiable as part of a closed loop extraction system, but are not independently certified: the closed loop manufacturer is responsible for certifying the entire closed loop system.

FEATURES:

- Recovers 2+ lbs/Minute 

- 1700 RPM

- Integrate into your closed loop extraction system

- Private label

- Belt drive: less than 80 dB

- Oilless: no contamination

- Dimensions: 26" x 17" x 11" [ LxWxH]

CycloneDry filter drier

Hydrocarbon Extraction Water Removal Equipment

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The CycloneDry condenses water vapor into liquid water and traps it, leaving clean, dry solvent to pass through the pump. The CycloneDry can be used whether your pump is oil sealed or is a dry piston pump; it can be retrofit to any recovery pump and it’s built to last. It traps and removes water in two ways:

1) Water vapor is condensed into liquid in the stainless-steel housing using cyclonic action.

2) A desiccant filter absorbs water vapor and allows the solvent to pass through

The desiccant filter can be baked out in a vacuum oven and reused over and over. 

 

If you don’t use a CycloneDry with your hydrocarbon extraction equipment you may get water contamination in your extraction process. All plant material has water that will transfer to the process solvent; fresh, frozen and other green material will be heavily laden with water. Liquid water will ruin your recovery pump. That water will move through your process and cause issues at every turn. That’s why at PDX.Gold we strongly advise that if you’re using a hydrocarbon extraction process you should couple it with a CycloneDry to ensure the water vapor is condensed, trapped and leaves the solvent clean and dry.

Data Sheet Here 

If you're considering a new hydrocarbon extraction vapor recovery system and you're not 100% sold on a PDX.Gold unit, schedule a demo to test out!
 
We offer free demonstrations all the time. If you're in the Pacific Northwest we can deliver the system ourselves. If you're outside the PNW, we are more than happy to arrange freight. Click the link below to submit a demo request to get your hands on our superior technology in vapor recovery. 

What is Hydrocarbon Extraction, and How Does it Work?

 

Have you ever bought cannabis-based products and saw something about hydrocarbon extraction, leading you to wonder about what hydrocarbon extraction actually entails? Below, you’ll learn about hydrocarbon extraction and how it helps you deliver your best products.

What is Hydrocarbon Extraction?

Hydrocarbon extraction is one of the primary methods of extracting cannabinoids, such as THC and CBD from the cannabis plant. This process uses hydrocarbons, such as propane and butane, as an organic solvent to do the extraction, thus leaving a clean, concentrated product at the end of the process.

 

The concentrate can then be used to create varying kinds of cannabis-based products, including cannabis oils, glass, hash, dog treats, wax, vape oils, and edibles like gummies and chocolates.

 

Hydrocarbons are ideal for extraction, as they dissolve the desired compounds from the cannabis plant, while leaving behind undesired compounds. In other words, not only do you get a concentrated compound, but importantly, you get one that is clean and free of impurities.

How Does the Hydrocarbon Extraction Process Work?

They hydrocarbon extraction process involves solvents that washes the plant material with butane, propane or a blend of the two. The cannabis plant is placed into Hydrocarbon Extraction Equipment and exposed to hydrocarbon in liquid-gas form, thus releasing the cannabinoids CBD, THC, and terpenes  that provide the aroma and flavor.

 

One of the benefits of working with a hydrocarbon, such as butane, is its very low boiling point, which is approximately 30°F. As the cannabis plant is temperature sensitive, it allows for concentrate extraction without exposing the plant to excessive heat. Washing the plant material dissolves the cannabis and terpenes slowly and leaves behind any unwanted compounds.

 

As the first extraction might still contain other elements, such as lipids and waxes, the second phase of refinement is often used, which removes terpenes and lipids that are not required. The hydrocarbons are then removed leaving the final product.

What are the Benefits of Hydrocarbon Extraction?

There are several benefits of hydrocarbon extraction leading to its popularity. Below are common benefits:

  • Maintains product’s uniqueness - Each strain of cannabis has its own unique identity, with different chemical elements offering unique characteristics. With some other forms of extraction, interference of these chemical elements can occur taking away the individual strand’s characteristics. With hydrocarbon extraction, this is not the case as it maintains much more of the original makeup of the product.

  • Flavor and aroma preservation– Preservation of the plant’s flavor, aroma, terpenes, and flavonoids occurs due to hydrocarbon extraction. And, any unwanted compounds, such as chlorophyll, are not extracted.

  • Safety – Hydrocarbon extraction equipment operates at low pressures not exceeding 150 lbs per square inch, which makes it a safe process versus other higher-pressure techniques.

  • Efficiency and high yields – Hydrocarbon extraction has lower cycle times as compared to other types of extraction, which greater efficiency and higher yields.

  • Versatility – With hydrocarbon extraction, a wide variety of products can be extracted.

Hydrocarbon Professionalism is Key & Risk is Low

Hydrocarbon extraction can become flammable due to propane and butane. However, if the extractions are professionally carried out using the proper essential oil extraction equipment, then the risks are extremely low.

 

Another consideration is ensuring that the procedure is done correctly. Doing so, the desired product will be produced. Therefore, the hydrocarbon extraction needs to be done professionally and with the right hydrocarbon extraction equipment.

 

We promise top quality hydrocarbon equipment and the best customer service that supports your product and business success. Create the purest product today, call us at 1-503-783-6550.