ALCOHOL RECOVERY SYSTEMS

The AV15 (AutoVap 15) is a falling film evaporator for alcohol recovery designed to efficiently and effectively meet your large scale capacities.

With a recovery rate of up to 15 Gallons per hour and an extremely low residence time, you will be processing large amounts of high quality material.

Lower your footprint, costs, and time of operation while eliminating any bottlenecks with the AutoVap System all the leaders in the extraction industry are turning to.

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By Extractors - For Extractors

Built by extractors for extractors, the AV-15 is designed and built in the USA with experts in the extraction industry.  Only high quality parts are used to assure a long lifespan with outstanding service and warranty.

Fast, Efficient solvent recovery

For large-scale solvent recovery, the AV-15 is the most efficient.  With a recovery rate of 15 gallons per hour, the AV-15 recovers 95% solvent through the first pass.

Warranty & Support

"By Extractors For Extractors"
Our expert team is at your service from start to finish and beyond.  The TruSteel Warranty guarantees your success with your large scale solvent recovery process. 

Fast & Efficient Recovery

The AV Series is your solution to a large scale closed-loop extraction system.  Fast alcohol recovery, scalable equipment models and reduced bottlenecks.

Built in USA

See Only the highest quality parts go into your AutoVap machine.  With high integrity and highly intelligent leadership, TruSteel products are designed and built in the USA. Our California based company is looking forward to serving you.

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AutoVap 15 System Specifications

ModelAV-15
Speed of RecoveryUp to 20 Gallons/Hour
Available CertificationCA Mechanical Engineer Stamp & UL Listed Ancillary
Removal Efficiency95% 1st Pass
Operation10 Gallon Batches, Manually Operated
Approx. Footprint3' W x 8' L x 9'6" H
MaterialStainless Steel, Viton, PTFE, & Borosilicate
Rec. Heating System (Included)Electric: Hubbell Tankless HX016 Gas: Navien NPE-240S
Rec. Cooling System (Included)Tae Evo Tech 051-UL
Vacuum Pump (Included)6.1 CFM 8-Head Diaphragm Pump

Ancillary Electrical Requirements

AV-15 Chiller Model: TAEevo TECH 051-UL / Quantity Required: 1

The TAEevoTECH is a chiller equipped with hermetic scroll compressors and with an innovative evaporator-in-tank with finned coil.

Thanks to the wide water inlet and outlet limits, to the possibility of working in hydraulic circuit at atmospheric pressure and under pressure circuits thanks to the numerous configurations and available options, the TAEevo TECH is on the top of his range, allowing large and versatile applications and high level of reliability.

The TAEevo TECH is therefore the perfect solution for all those industrial applications that require high performances, a continuous operation and a reduction of the managing costs.

AV-15 Heater Model: TX012-3R / Quantity Required: 1

The Hubbell model TX Tankless electric water heater is a highly reliable and easily maintained heater designed for operation in a commercial or industrial application. The Hubbell TX Tankless heater is compact, extremely efficient, takes up minimal space and reduces operating costs. Hubbell’s vast experience, meticulous engineering and advanced technology ensure that you can rely on the model TX for your water heating needs in even the most demanding and critical applications. The Hubbell Tankless is the right choice for your water heating requirements, as you will be providing your customer with a quality product that is long lasting, trouble-free and energy efficient.

AV-15 Vacuum Model: Welch 2163 / Quantity Required: 2

The Welch 2163 is a high capacity full chemical-resistant, 8-head, oil-free dry diaphragm vacuum pump with all-aluminum contact surfaces and deep vacuum capability. Oil-Free, portable, full chemical-resistant, means less maintenance and no more frequent and costly oil change, or cross contamination.

AV-15 Secondary Chiller Model: AD28R-30 / Quantity Required: 1

Whether equipped with the entry-level controller or the most sophisticated, PolyScience Refrigerated/Heated Circulating Baths are extremely easy to use. Clear navigational buttons and menu prompts guide you through setup, making operational and temperature set-point changes simple and precise.

Patented WhisperCool® technology reduces overall equipment noise, increases refrigeration efficiency and lowers energy consumption.

General Specs

Mass Volume Application

RotoVaps have been the industry standard for low volume production due to their inexpensive cost; however, the slow recovery rate, large footprint, and higher labor-to-output cost require a more efficient way to handle high volumes of production. As outlined above, the AutoVap 15 (AV-15) can operate at a similar output level of ten 20L RotoVaps, while dramatically reducing overall footprint, energy costs, consumable costs, staff required to operate the equipment, and all the headache.

For mass volume production, the AutoVap Falling Film Evaporator is the most efficient and highest quality ethanol recovery system available on the market. The AutoVap allows you to continuously feed material and recover ethanol.

Manufacturing

All fabrication is performed in the U.S.A. and China, and assembly shall be performed in the U.S.A. The materials used are Viton and PTFE gaskets, 3A sanitary stainless steel 304 tri-clamp fittings, 316L Swagelok fittings, and borosilicate glass. All wetted components have been approved by the FDA for food and beverage use.

System Rating

The entire system will be rated for a maximum allowable working pressure of -29 in Hg to 15 psi, and certified systems affixed with a 15psi ASME pressure relief valve that is vented to the atmosphere.

The vessels and components are manufactured to ASME specifications, however do not bare an ASME stamp and due to standard operational pressures are not considered a pressure vessel as per Section VIII of the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code. The aforementioned relief valves ensure the system will not exceed this rating. The system is independently inspected before shipment or installation to ensure a maximum leak rate of 5 in Hg (vacuum) per hour, and shall not leak any detectable amount of ethanol vapor during normal operation.

Ancillary Heating and Cooling

The heating and cooling components for the AV-15 shall be housed in a separate location depending on the governing municipality legislature. These consist of (1) ChillKing 5 ton commercial chiller, (1) Hubbell electric tankless or Navien LPG/Natural Gas tankless heater, (1) Chugger fluid pump, (1) Welch 2061 Diaphragm Vacuum Pump, and (1) PolyScience -40C 28L chiller, all of which bear an ETL or uL listing. It is highly recommended the ChillKing unit is placed outside or given adequate ventilation to exhaust the heat produced by it, outlined in their operation manual.

Guidelines

CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS TITLE 16 DIVISION 42. BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL
(k) “Nonvolatile solvent” means any solvent used in the extraction process that is not a volatile solvent. For purposes of this division, a nonvolatile solvent includes carbon dioxide (CO2) used for extraction and ethanol used for extraction or post – extraction processing.

California Code of Regulations, Title 17 Division 1 Chapter 13
§40225 Closed-Loop Extraction System Requirements

Chemical extractions using CO2 or a volatile solvent shall be conducted in a professional closed loop extraction system. The system shall be commercially manufactured and bear a permanently affixed and visible serial number. The system
shall be certified by a licensed engineer that the system was commercially manufactured, safe for its intended use, and built to codes of recognized and generally accepted good engineering practices, such as:

(1) The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME);
(2) American National Standards Institute (ANSI);
(3) Underwriters Laboratories (UL); or
(4) The American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM).

The certification document must contain the signature and stamp of a professional engineer and the serial number of the extraction unit being certified.

Professional closed loop systems, other equipment used, the extraction operation, and facilities must be approved for use by the local fire code official and meet any required fire, safety, and building code requirements specified in:

(1) National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards;
(2) International Building Code (IBC);
(3) International Fire Code (IFC); and
(4) Other applicable standards including all applicable fire, safety, and building codes related to the processing, handling and storage of the applicable solvent or gas.
Authority: Section 19341, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Section 19302.1, subdivision (f); 19321, subdivision (a); and 19350, Business and Professions Code.

As per the current guidelines, ethanol does not fall into the volatile solvent category. However, TruSteel ensures that the system complies with volatile manufacturing guidelines as well, to go “above and beyond” and guarantee the utmost safety for the operators and employees. All electrical components we recommend bear an ETL or UL mark, and the system has been designed to comply with ASME via a pressure relief device as outlined above. TruSteel has obtained a professional engineering stamp to ensure the strictest quality control and compatibility with any given jurisdiction.

Warranty & Support

Warranty
TruSteel LLC shall warranty all components against defects in workmanship and
material for a period of one (1) year from date of start-up, provided that the unit is
installed and operated within the scope of the system design and operating
capability. Labor is not covered under warranty. Each AutoVap shall be shipped with
a complete set of installation and operating instructions including spare parts list and
drawing.
Support
TruSteel has an experienced team at your service to answer your questions and
assist you along the way in successfully operating our AutoVap Falling Film
Evaporator Systems.
TruSteel provides a Standard Operating Procedure and system training
post-installation of the AutoVap. Have TruSteel train and support your team so that
you can start meeting parameters quickly and safely.
We offer support on our main line (530) 802-0420 Monday-Friday 9:00AM – 5:00PM
PST.

Autovap Frequently Asked Questions

Can I re-use the collected solvent (alcohol)?

Yes

What is used to heat the evaporator column?

Electric, or gas fired, instant water heater.

What is the max temperature in the column?

90 Celsius / 194 Fahrenheit

What is the average residence time?

30 Seconds

How much alcohol can be recovered on the 1 st pass?

95-98% RECOVERED

What is the max psi in the unit?

Under 15 PSI

How is material transferred through the unit?

AV15 has a feed pump, but is manually drained.

The AV-30 has discharge pumps and full automation.

Does the AutoVap require installation under a vent hood?

Typically, no. The AutoVap can vent off to the atmosphere. Check with your local regulations.

Is the heater and chiller rated for installation outside?

YES; we recommend this, as the chiller does output a lot of heat. We also recommend building a covering as well.

What is recommended for removing the final % of alcohol in material?

Decarboxylation Vessel
DR-10 by TruSteel

What maintenance is required?

Cleaning cycle at end of operation and quarterly scheduled maintenance for replacing gaskets

How many amps do I need to run this?

Gas heating is available, but some of the ancillary equipment requires 60+ amp breakers. We recommend having your electrician contact TruSteel for electrical requirements.

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The AutoVap Advantage

HIGH QUALITY PARTS

TruSteel has cut NO corners on the quality of parts.  All stainless steel, Viton, PTFE, and Borosilicate materials ensure a long lifespan.
TruSteel has also sourced the highest quality ancillary equipment such as chillers, heaters, and pumps. 

SCALABLE EQUIPMENT

TruSteel understands your volume capacity today will likely increase with time.  The Av-15, and other models, are built with the ability to scale up at any time.
Your AV-15 can grow along with your business.

BUILT IN USA

By Extractors – For Extractors
All TruSteel products are designed and assembled in the USA by our team of experts who have extensive knowledge of the extraction industry.
The high quality of our products, along with our commitment to your success are what set us apart from any other.

Your Ideal Closed Loop
Extraction system

TruSteel knows what it takes to run a large-scale closed-loop extraction system.  From our experience, we know how important each piece of equipment is for each step in the extraction process.  For more information, contact our skilled and knowledgable team.

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Tincture Tank / Winterization

Winterization is done after the initial extraction procedure. Doing so separates the waxes and lipids from the oil, forcing them to collect at the top of the mixture for easy filtration. 

Dewaxing and Carbon Scrubbing are an essential part of the extraction process.

Dewaxing and carbon scrubbing removes plant fats and lipids. Critical to producing a translucent final product.
Carbon scrubbing removes color and unwanted color compounds.

Talk to one of our experts about a great solution to your large-scale filtration processes.

There is no doubt that alcohol recovery has become one the biggest bottle-necks in the industrial extraction industry.

The AutoVap Series are the ideal solution to your closed loop system.

With fast, automated recovery times, the AutoVap breaks your bottlenecks while effectively and efficiently recovering your solvent from your material.

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After solvent recovery, Decarboxylation will be necessary, along with degumming.  Wouldn't it be nice if this process was automated and part of your closed-loop system?

TruSteel's DR-10 is your solution.
Talk to our team of experts for more information about the DR-10.

What is Degumming?

Plants sugars and polysaccharides can come over in the initial extraction process and are not removed with initial dewaxing.  We call these "gums".  With most systems they tend to be difficult to remove and are not desired in your final product.  The DR-10 is the solution!

Post distillation is the final step in your pilot plant.  It moves all VOC's (volatile organic compounds) and heavier components and leaves you with pristine oil.
TruSteel suggests using either the Pope or HelderPad distillation setups.

Talk to our team of experts for more information.

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