FEATURES - ADVANCED EXTRACTION SYSTEMS VS. COMPETITION

Here is a list of feature comparisons setting AES apart from the competition.

AES

COMPETITION

OVERALL SYSTEM CONCEPT

AES – modular, expandable

Competition – Limited expandability

TARGET

AES – High performance commercial extraction.

Competition – Pilot or pre-commercial scale.

PUMP PERFORMANCE

AES – High Flowrate for enhanced extraction efficiency leading to shorter extraction times of 4-6 hours per vessel.

Electrical Motor driven pump can be expanded to even higher flowrates, for multi vessel systems.

Flowrate adjustable, Maintenance free for many years.

Competition – Air driven pumps to frequently require maintenance (about every 80hrs of operation), can freeze up, are loud, and have limited flowrate and pressure control.

Electrical pumps are installed on high end systems only.

EXTRACTOR VOLUME

AES – 25L

Competition – 20L

EXTRACTOR CLOSURE SYSTEM

AES – Quick Closure

Competition – Bolted, Flanged or Threaded

EXTRACTOR PRESSURE RATING

AES – At least 5000 psi

Competition – 5000psi or 2000psi

SEPARATOR VOLUME

AES – Large Volume 15L

Competition – Small Volume, must discharge frequently requiring shut down system.

SEPARATOR CLOSURE SYSTEM

AES – Quick Closure

Competition – Bolted, Flanged or Threaded

SEPARATOR RATING

AES – All rated up to 5000psi, allows for sequential extraction and free selection of separator pressure and temperature for superior fractionation of active compounds and terpenes.

Competition – Typically rated for much lower pressures than extraction vessel, for example 600psi maximum resulting in poor fractionation performance.

SEPARATOR PRESSURE CONTROL

AES – Pressure in each separator individually controllable by non-clogging pressure control valves. Pressure can be controlled by PLC.

Competition – Manual Needle Valve, Back Pressure Regulator or “Valve-less expansion technology” with fixed restrictor or orifice.

Limited control over pressure in case flowrates change. Clogging Issues and no precise control of separator pressure leading to poor separation efficiency.

SEPARATOR TEMPERATURE CONTROL

AES – Temperature can be controlled in each separator individually. Thus control of separation conditions facilitates superior fractionation of components.

Competition – Separator temperature adjustable.

SEPARATOR EXTRACT DISCHARGE

AES – Potentially continuously, may be automated depending on product target.

Competition – Discontinuously/Manually.

AUTOMATION/SENSORS/CONTROL

AES – PLC with touch screen to monitor and control :

Pump Flowrate;

Extractor Pressure and Temperature;

Separators Pressures and Temperatures;

Automated Extraction Timer;

Pressure and Temperature transducers monitor pressure and temperature in each vessel;

Load Cells optional.

Flowmeter optional.

Competition – PLC with touch screen to monitor pressure and temperature in extraction vessel. Flowrate and/or Pressure in Extractor; Programmable timer, Weighing scale.

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