Frequently Asked Questions
The list below includes answers to the most common questions our customers have. If you need any additional information, don't hesitate to contact us directly.
- Simplicity: Without a compressor-based chiller or auxiliary heater, the machine does exactly what it’s supposed to with no fuss.
- Speed: 80 gallons per hour (300LPH) is fast. Integrating a Yellowstone FFE into your process removes the solvent recovery bottleneck.
- Control: Everyone has a different process. The Yellowstone FFE allows you to precisely control the amount of solvent left over in your concentrate, creating seamless integration with downstream processes.
- Floor Space: Extraction booths aren’t cheap, so floor space is valuable. Measuring at just 4’x4’ and 8’ tall, the Yellowstone FFE will comfortably fit into just about any workspace.
The ethanol vapor passes through our patent-pending Diffusion Condenser and converts into liquid ethanol. The diffusion of the bubbles quickly dissipates heat into the liquid ethanol and condenses the ethanol vapor. The excess heat is then removed from the liquid ethanol via a plate exchanger to water, which is being circulated through the outdoor radiator. The radiator has a fan which efficiently transfers the heat from the water stream to the atmosphere.
FUN FACT: you can get an extra radiator and use the excess heat from your system to heat your lab in the winter!
The system consists of three components: the Falling Film Evaporator skid, the outdoor radiator, and the electrical panel.
The Evaporator is 4’x4’ and under 8’ tall. An area of about 3’ directly in front of the unit should be available for the operator. The outdoor radiator measures 4’x7’x4’ and is typically installed on the roof or outside the building.
The main electrical cabinet is 36”x48” and 12” deep. It is typically installed outside of the hazardous location, but machine-mounted, gas purged options are available, depending on facility requirements and local regulations.