New Pope Scientific Toll Processing ExpansionPublished on: October 2, 2018
Pope has recently increased its existing toll processing capacity and capabilities with installation of a new 3-stage distillation module.
This system consists of a Degasser Stage, a 1m2 Wiped Film Molecular Still Stage and a 1m2 Wiped Film Hybrid Distillation Stage. These 3 units can be configured in several different ways depending on the particular application and optimization of processing strategies. Evaporation, devolatilization, high vacuum short path distillation and multi-plate column fractionation are all possible with this equipment.
The system includes automatic control of feed rate, vacuum level, temperature, reflux ratio, and other parameters. Control is via an Allen Bradley PLC system with wireless data transfer to a PC for data logging and analysis. The feed rate for the system is up to 120 kg/hour or more, application-dependent. Vacuum capability is from atmospheric pressure to 0.01 mm Hg, with hot oil circulation temperature capability up to 287°C.