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FAQ’s With Ray – Distillation

Q:  Does your company use steam distillation?  RVL:  No.  Steam distillation is typically used more in the fragrance industry to extract scent molecules.  For example, with rosemary or lavender oil, they’re typically using steam to distill off the terpenes.  The problem with steam and cannabis is a lot of the…

FAQ’s With Ray – Decarboxylation

Q:  What is decarboxylation?  RVL:  When you have cannabis biomass from the field, typically the THC is in the form of THCa.  The A stands for acid.  What makes it an acid is that it has a carboxyl group attached to it, which is a hydroxyl (OH) and carbonyl (O)…

FAQ’s With Ray – Extraction Part 2

Q:  How do you ensure that your centrifuge is explosion proof?  What are the safeguards for that?  RVL:  A lot of that just comes down to electrical code, so it really starts with the motor.  There’s an explosion proof motor on it and there’s a specific code which determines what…

FAQ’s With Ray – Extraction Part 1

Q:  Can the same extraction equipment be used for cannabis ethanol and oil extraction?  RVL:  Yes, this is all based around ethanol.  It can be used for other solvents.  We have gone to great lengths to make sure that all our equipment is compatible with a wide variety of solvents…

FAQ’s With Ray – Solvents Part 2

Q:  What solvents can you use in an extraction?  I know that you can use ethanol and, I think, you said butane, too.  RVL:  In the cannabis industry, there are three main groups of solvents for extraction. CO2, hydrocarbons, and alcohols. CO2 is my least favorite, when you compare cost…

FAQ’s With Ray – Solvents Part 1

Q:  What are the top solvents that you use?  RVL:  For cannabis extraction, mainly ethanol.  We prefer ethanol because it’s a liquid at room temperature and it’s generally a different license type from hydrocarbon extracts like butane or propane.  It’s easier to obtain a license for and it’s less dangerous…

SCIENTIFIC SOLUTIONS IS PROUD TO CONTINUE WORKING WITH TRUSTEEL

TO BRING CUTING EDGE EQUIPMENT TO THE CANNABIS/HEMP SPACE San Diego, CA, 2021 — Scientific Solutions Inc, a San Diego based company focused on equipment sales and training for all-in-one extraction solutions in the Hemp and Cannabis space, is proud to work closely with our long-time partner/supplier TruSteel, an industry…

FAQ’s with Ray – All things Solvent Recovery

Q:  Your company makes several different products.  What is a good solvent recovery system?  RVL:  A lot of what I’ve done in TruSteel is because I was trying to replace what’s called a rotovap, which is essentially a giant glass ball that you fill up with solvent.  It sits in…

Operation Warp Speed | AV40 GMP

Operation Warp Speed By Hayden Tucker, Sales Director "On March 18, 2020, President Trump issued Executive Order 13909, “Prioritizing and Allocating Health and Medical Resources to Respond to the Spread of COVID–19.” Through Executive Order 13909, the President invoked the Defense Production Act of 1950, as amended (50 U.S.C. 4501…

TRUSTEEL DEVELOPS AUTOVAP™ 40 GMP

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 9/8/2021 Ray Van Lenten Chief Technology Officer TRUSTEEL www.trusteel.com  530-802-0420 TRUSTEEL DEVELOPS AUTOVAP™ 40 GMP FOR OPERATION WARP SPEED TO MEET PHARMACEUTICAL REQUIREMENTS IN VACCINE PRODUCTION Because of Operation Warp Speed, TruSteel is proud to announce the launch of a new product series: The AutoVap™ 40 GMP.…
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