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8.5LB Athena Bidirectional Flow Closed Loop Extractor

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8.5LB Athena Bidirectional Flow Closed Loop Extractor
Brand: Best Value Vacs/Closed Loop/Rotary
Product Code: 8.5LB Athena Bidirectional Flow Closed Loop Extractor
SKU: 94-865-1960
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8.5LB Athena Bidirectional Flow Closed Loop Extractor


***Note: Butane(Solvent) not included with systems unless ordered with dropdown menu or separately. Any order with butane WILL NOT SHIP EXPEDITED.

DISCLAIMER: This unit is intended for LEGAL purposes only, to be used in accordance with local laws and ordinances. Use only in extremely well ventilated areas. Check with your local fire marshal for guidance when operating indoors MK-VI Bi-Directional Flow Closed Loop Reclamation Extraction System (Comes with 1 yr. Limited warranty) Please Read Optional Upgrades Section for Clarification on System Upgrades DISCLAIMER: BY UPGRADING TO SWAGELOK VALVES YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOUR ORDER MAY TAKE 3-5 BUSINESS DAYS TO BE FULFILLED AND EXPEDITED SHIPPING MAY NOT BE REFUNDED. The 8.5lb Bi-Directional rack has the same function as the stand alone biflow, but with the convenience of a rack mounting system. By using a bottom flood on the first wash to ensure all material has seen solvent, preventing channeling through the material. Finish the run with a top flood input to ensure all residuals have been washed from the material. Oil bearing solvent is collected in the collection base under the material column. Once collected, solvent is distilled and recovered, leaving the oils in the collection base. This is a passive unit that utilizes pressure differences created by manipulating temperature to move solvent. This unit can be upgraded into an Active recovery unit by purchasing the upgrade kit.

Extractor Configurations:

  • Explorer: Our standard Athena extractor model.  Comes with a welded bottom base and standard LP tank.  This model provides all the benefits of the bi-directional design without any bells and whistles.  The Explorer model is perfect for those looking to process crude extract.
  • Professional: This model features upgrades to help produce a higher quality extract.  Solvent is entered into the system through an injection coil.  This coil is chilled with dry ice and alcohol, dropping solvent temperatures to dewax inline. Fats and waxes are not soluble when solvent temperature is subzero, so chilling solvent on input is the simplest way to achieve high clarity extract.  It features a larger bore on valves and hoses and a stainless steel LP tank. The Professional also comes with a removable bottom on the collection base. This makes removal of extract after the run as easy as possible. 
  • Elite:  The Elite series is our fully upgraded Orthrus model.  The elite series adds a level of dependability needed for those seeking to produce the highest quality extracts.   It features a larger bore on valves and hoses, all American instrumentation valves by SSP, jacketed collection base, and stainless steel LP tank.  Dewaxing occurs by chilling solvent on injection.  The Elite series boasts increased efficiency on both solvent input and recovery by bumping up all valves and lines to 3/8” JIC.  The jacketed collection gives precision during recovery, allowing a heated fluid to be circulated around the base.  This method keeps temperature both accurate and consistent. The stainless steel LP tank is able to be opened and cleaned, making solvent contamination a non-issue.   *NOTE* This model requires a heater circulator or chiller  




  • Standard Valves
  • Welded Bottom Base


  • Standard Valves
  • Splatter Platter Base
  • Injection Coil w/ hose
  • SSLP
  • 3/8 Lines


  • SSP Valves
  • Injection Coil
  • Jacketed Base/Platter
  • SSLP
  • 3/8 Lines

Unit Includes: Collection Base •12"x24" Base •Assembled 12" biflow lid 80-20 rack 6"x48" bracketed material column with reducer & top cap (2)6" filter plate kit 2" Solvent input manifold #100 LP tank 1/4" 48" High Pressure PTFE Braided SS Hose 1/4" 60" High Pressure PTFE Braided SS Hose (2)3/8" 48" High Pressure PTFE Braided SS Hose (2)12" clamps, (4)6" clamps, (3)2" clamps, and (2)1.5" clamps with gaskets 2" filter gasket Extra of each type of gasket Instruction Manual



Specifications: • 6"x 36" 304 Stainless Steel Material Tube 8.5lb (3900g) •316 Stainless Steel Fully Encapsulated Miniature Ball Valves • System Rated to 150PSI • Multiple port connections for _" 316 Stainless JIC 37 Degree • 304 Stainless Steel Base Container 12" diameter by 24" tall • Tri-Clamps at all interfaces make for a high pressure, easy clean unit. • Viton Gaskets are designed for Oil Processing Temp range -40-200F • Dimensions (Inches): • Weight: • Operating Temperature Range: -40F to 160F • Ultimate Vacuum: as low as 10 Microns • Base unit Maximum Capacity: 2819 Cubic inches, (46.2 Liters) • Construction: All components made of 304 Stainless Steel. • Max Vacuum -29.9inHg • High Polish Interior

*Note:  Column capacity may vary depending on the density of packed material and packing density. Capacity is calculated using the industry standard of 4.2g/in3. This is the upper limit for column capacity.  Low density, uncut, and/or lightly packed material can reduce capacity by 50%. For best results, we recommend to tightly pack coarse ground material.

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