Dip Tubes are utilized in pressurized vessels and tanks to allow liquids to be drawn out. The tube is positioned near the bottom the tank, when the outlet of the dip tube opens, liquid will be forced out of the tube by the internal pressure of the tank. Dip tubes offered by Glacier tanks are adapted for a standard 2 or 1.5 inch tri clamp connection. Various dip tube lengths are available which can be cut to length to meet the requirements of different depth tanks. The connector of the dip tube is a 3/8 female JIC. This configuration of a dip tube is designed to work with sanitary tank lids and vessels with a tri clamp port.
Tri Clamp x JIC Dip Tubes
Dip tubes draw the solvent from the bottom in a pressurized extraction system, and are available in either a 1.5 or 2 inch Tri Clamp ferrule with a customizable length. The male JIC nipple will fit any standard 37° JIC hose, and depending on your lid, multiple dip tubes may be used to feed multiple material columns.
Tri Clamp Splash Tubes
Splash Tubes directs the flow of solvent mixture to the bottom of our collection tank, and is a critical component of a closed loop extraction system. The pressurized movement of the solvent mixture would undoubtedly cause a spray action into the collection vessel, the consequence being that our recovery system may ingest some of our 'liquid gold'. The splash tube aims the solvent directly towards the warming surface, creating a smooth reversion to gas that can percolate upwards to the recovery port. Splash tube lengths are standardized for a 1.5 or 2 inch Tri Clamp and can be cut to size from a starting length of 8 or 15 inches.
What is Solvent Extraction?
Solvent extraction is the process of diffusing a solvent into oil-bearing cells resulting in a mixed solution of oil and solvent. It is one of the most popular methods of separating oils and fats from oil-bearing materials as opposed to other mechanical processes (such as expellers, hydraulic press, etc...) primarily due to the high percentage of oil recovered which can range upwards of 99%+ as opposed to the 85%+ of other methods. The common solvents of choice range from butane, hexane, and pentane among a handful of others, each of which is favored because of several factors: commercial economics, a low boiling point, and in the case of consumption grade product, a non-toxic impact. Distillation of the resulting oil mixture allows recovery of the alkane hydrocarbons (your "hex/but/propane") to be reused at minimal costs.
Glacier Tanks will accept returns of website standard stocking items, but only if:
The item is new, unused, and in resalable condition;
You notify Glacier Tanks and request a return authorization within 30 days of your receipt of the item;
You return the item to Glacier Tanks, postage/shipping prepaid within 5 days of Glacier Tanks' return authorization (RMA);
Once your items have been received by Glacier Tanks and verified to be unused, we will refund your purchase price, less shipping costs. Returns will incur a 15% restocking fee. Return shipping costs are your responsibility and shall not be paid by Glacier Tanks.
The following items are non-returnable:
All Gaskets & Seals
Special or Discounted items - labeled by button color:
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