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“The science of biotechnology is likely to be to the first half of the 21st Century, what the computer was to the second half of the 20th Century. Its implications are profound, its potential benefits massive.” - Tony Blair Ethanol and Biodiesel are bringing the promise of growth and prosperity to the Midwestern states.  After many years of decline, the industrial sector of our economy finally has a chance to thrive.  The main obstacle to growth is the shortage of trained professionals who are required to build, operate, and maintain the complicated bioprocessing facilities that turn grain into fuel or pharmaceuticals. In-plant training is dangerous, wastes productivity, and gets marginal results. Piecing together a hodgepodge of existing, outdated pieces of equipment just won’t bring the advanced training experience that your students need to achieve a successful career in this new industry.

VAL-TEC, the top supplier of training systems to the bioprocessing industry, is providing the solution to this problem.  VAL-TEC’s people worked with Indian Hills Community College and Hampden Engineering to develop training systems for the Iowa Bioprocessing Center near Eddyville, IA.  We bring the unique expertise that's needed to develop programs that train the operators and technicians who are needed to make the bioprocessing industry successful.  We offer the chance to bring an advanced training facility to your area and look forward to the opportunity of working with you to develop a program that provides the appropriate equipment and curriculum.  

Our equipment has been selected specifically for bioprocessing applications while also maintaining the structure of real-world industrial design.  These characteristics ensure that all your students will receive the maximum training experience through the use of our equipment.  Computer control and data acquisition tools are also available as a recommended optional feature of all of our equipment.  

VAL-TEC can provide curriculum for instructor review as well as training workshops for staff and students upon request.  Our representatives and factory engineers are always available to meet with you and discuss your current and future needs. 

Call us now to take advantage of our expertise in either mobile trailer or stationary laboratory training systems.  Our mobile trailer designs implement both ethanol and biodiesel systems that can be easily and reliably moved to any remote training location.

Please click on a subject below for detailed information from the best manufacturer of Bioprocess Training equipment.

User Reference:  Indian Hills Community College, Ottumwa, Iowa

Hampden Engineering Corporation

            Ethanol Process Trainer

            Fractional Distillation Trainer

            Liquid-Liquid Extraction Demonstrator

            Engineering Training Systems

            Instrumentation and Process Control

 

H-ICS-PX, TX, FX, LX Distributed Process Controls Simulators

             Hampden @ Indian Hills Community College Bioprocessing Technology Center

We aren't alone. Other areas have already moved ahead of us in biomanufacturing.  Read Below:

The North Carolina Biotechnology Center surveyed the state’s biomanufacturing companies to determine their future employment needs. Those findings were published in the report Window on the Workplace 2003.

Having a highly skilled workforce is paramount. That’s why North Carolina is investing heavily in workforce training through the Biomanufacturing and Pharmaceutical Training Consortium, a public-private partnership that aims to prepare up to 3,000 workers per year. The Community College System also offers a BioWork Course for entry-level bioprocess technicians.  

Biomanufacturing employment in North Carolina has grown about 10 percent a year since 1990, and the jobs pay substantially more than traditional manufacturing jobs in other industries. The average salary for pharmaceutical and medicine manufacturing workers in North Carolina was $72,962 in 2004, according to the North Carolina Employment Security Commission. Continued job growth is expected as the biotechnology industry matures and more products move from company labs to the marketplace, requiring more biomanufacturing capacity.

To seize this growth opportunity, North Carolina is aggressively promoting the retention, expansion and attraction of biomanufacturing plants. In fact, this is one of the top three priorities of New Jobs Across North Carolina: A Strategic plan for Growing the Economy Statewide through Biotechnology.

At least 16 companies have biomanufacturing plants in the state, producing a wide range of products including enzymes, vaccines, drugs, amino acids, high fructose corn syrup and vitamins. About 50 companies are engaged in the more traditional manufacture of pharmaceuticals and medical devices. They employ about 25,000 North Carolinians in high-paying jobs.

Among the biomanufacturing companies are:

  • Biogen Idec, a manufacturer of recombinant drugs for the treatment of multiple sclerosis and psoriasis.  

  • Embrex, a maker of vaccines for the poultry industry.
  • Novozymes, a producer of industrial enzymes for use in detergents, baking and food processing.
  • Talecris Biotherapeutics, a maker of protein therapies derived from blood.
  • Wyeth Vaccines, a manufacturer of pediatric vaccines.
  • Biolex, KBI BioPharma and Diosynth Biotechnology, contract biomanufacturers of recombinant drugs for biopharmaceutical clients.
  • Conoco and Tyson Foods, Inc. have announced plans to refine diesel from leftover poultry, pork, and beef fat - Great for livestock producers!  The U.S. subsidiary of Findland's Neste Oil already has a plant. 
  • Dupont and BP PLC have a joint venture to make bio-butanol, a relative of ethanol
  • Standards of Apprenticeship
         44 page MS Word document providing overview and background for biotechnology apprentices. Approved by the U. S. Department of Labor, Office of Apprenticeship.

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  • Biotech's Beef
         Business Week Online, November 6, 2006
     

  • Bristol-Myers Squibb and MDA to Develop Strategy to Strengthen Biosciences Cluster in Upstate New York
         Bristol-Myers Squibb News, October 27, 2006
     

  • Lonza Makes Its Largest Acquisition: Cambrex’ Bio Businesses for $460M
         Genetic Engineering News, October 24, 2006
     

  • Biotech Training in Practical Terms
         Manchester Union Leader, July 31, 2006
     

  • Cutting edge of biotech education
         The Portsmouth Herald, July 23, 2006
     

  • Biotech program at Pease trains students for future
         Manchester Union Leader, June 14, 2006
     

  • Bristol-Myers Squibb to Build New Biologics Facility in Massachusetts
         Genetic Engineering News, June 7, 2006
     

  • Wyeth to Add 150 New Biotech Jobs in Massachusetts
         Wyeth Press Release, June 5, 2006
     

  • Bristol-Myers to build $660M plant in Bay State; create 550 jobs
         Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology, June 1, 2006
     

  • Lonza continues realization of long-term strategic initiatives
         Lonza Press Release, May 8, 2006
     

  • Biotech Bonanza: Seacoast is becoming a center for training and manufacturing
         Seacoast Ventures March 20, 2006
     

  • Biotech firm to expand, hire 100 employees in Cambridge
         Associated Press March 14, 2006
     

  • If they build it, can we staff it?
         Boston Business Journal February 18, 2006
     

  • Lonza is still moving forward at Pease
         Foster's Daily Democrat February 15, 2006
         (Free online subscription required for access)

     

  • Committee to mull more growth at Pease-based Lonza
         Portsmouth Herald February 14, 2006

     

  • Training must keep pace with biotech industry
         College Times February 14, 2006

     

  • Lonza to grow, add jobs
         Foster's Daily Democrat February 14, 2006
         (Free online subscription required for access)

     

  • Groups team on biotech manufacturing program
         Baltimore Business Journal February 8, 2006
     

  • Stakes high for biotech in N.H.
         Portsmouth Herald February 4, 2006
     

  • Governor Rendell Launches Groundbreaking Jonas Salk Legacy Fund to Improve Lives, Could Create as Many as 12,000 New Pennsylvania Jobs
         Pennsylvania Dept. of Community & Economic Dev. February 1, 2006
     

  • Large-Scale Beta-Propiolactone Inactivation of HIV for Vaccines
         BioProcess International February, 2006

     

  • Looking Forward: SST Grad Gets Running Start in Biotech Field
         Atlantic News January 20, 2006

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  •  biotech boom
         Portsmouth Herald December 17, 2005

     

  • Getting The Most Out Of Biotech Grants
         Atlantic News December 2, 2005
     

  • Employment Trends in the Biotech Industry
         Genetic Engineering News December 1, 2005

     

  • Biotech firms meet to discuss area's industry
         Foster's Daily Democrat November 24, 2005
         (This site requires acceptance of a Free Subscription before accessing articles)

     

  • Grant To Boost Biomanufacturing Training At FLCC
         Rochester Business Journal November 17, 2005

     

  • Back to the Lab
         Community College Week October 24, 2005
     

  • MacroGenics Opens New cGMP Manufacturing Facility
         Genetic Engineering News October 25, 2005

     

  • Sununu Announces $2 Million Job Training Grant for New Hampshire Community Technical College
         Press Release October 19, 2005
     

  • Serving the biotechnology industry: North of the nucleus,
         states sort out their stance

         Interface Tech News October 18, 2005
     

  • Sununu Tours New Labs at NH Technical College at Pease Tradeport
         Foster's Daily Democrat October 18, 2005
     

  • Biotech Growth Results in NSF Grant
         Montgomery County Community College - "Big News" October 12, 2005

     

  • Serving The Biotechnology Industry
         Interface Tech News October 2005

     

  • New $3 Million Grant Strengthens Northeast Biomanufacturing
         NHCTC October 12, 2005

     

  • Glycofi Closes Oversubscribed $11 Million Venture Round
         Press Release October 10, 2005
     

  • Federal Grant Fuels FLCC Biotech Studies
         Rochester Democrat and Chronicle October 2005

     

  • Biotech Firm Gambles on New Plant
         The Washington Post September 23, 2005

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    The Massachusetts BioManufacturing Center (MBMC), an interdisciplinary research, development and education center, assists biotechnology companies in developing procedures leadng to validated, cGMP compliant manufacturing processes.  Through education, applied research and process development projects and partnerships, the Biomanufacturing Center offers industry solutions that improve productivity, quality and cost of their biomanufacturing operations.  When company resources are limited, partnering with the Biomanufacturing Center can make a difference in production success and can save significant time and money in a company’s cGMP manufacturing campaign.

    BTEC will train thousands
    to aid state’s industry

    Gov. Mike Easley told a crowd of about 125 people gathered on Centennial Campus for the Biomanufacturing Training and Education Center (BTEC) groundbreaking Thursday, June 2, that “BTEC is something that when I bring it up in the presence of CEOs…you can read their body language. They understand that we get it.”

    An artist’s rendering of the Biomanufacturing Training and Education Center.

    Courtesy of O’Brien/Atkins Associates

    An artist’s rendering of the Biomanufacturing Training and Education Center, which will be built on Centennial Campus.

    UNC President Molly Broad called it “a red-letter day…a day we can celebrate what we can do when higher education, government leaders, industry, not-for-profit organizations, The NC Biotech Center and others work for a common cause.”

    Easley, Broad, NC Community College System President Martin Lancaster, and representatives from Golden LEAF and the biotech industry joined Chancellor James L. Oblinger on the dais in celebration of the groundbreaking.

    The chancellor put the facility into perspective. “I don’t think it’s a stretch to say that BTEC has the potential to mean as much to the economic growth of North Carolina as the Research Triangle Park has meant to the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area.”

    While North Carolina ranks among the top three biotechnology regions in the United States, a lack of well-trained workers needed for the coming boom in biopharmaceuticals could threaten the state’s place among national leaders in the emerging biomanufacturing industry.

    BTEC will be the largest facility of its kind in the nation, and will answer the state’s need for biomanufacturing training. Through partnerships with community colleges, BTEC’s distance education and on-site programs will train up to 2,000 to 3,000 students and prospective employees per year for the state’s biomanufacturing industry.

    Biomanufacturing companies create new end products from living cells or their components. These products include medicines, vaccines, diagnostics, enzymes, amino acids, veterinary medicines and related products that improve lives, create jobs and boost the state’s economy.

    The state’s biotechnology industry currently employs about 20,000 people at almost 200 companies. Relatively few new workers currently receive the needed training, while some estimates place the need at roughly 3,000 new employees per year.

    “In the past three years, we’ve seen more than a billion dollars invested in biotech and biomanufacturing in North Carolina,” Easley said. “More than 2,000 jobs have been created.”

    BTEC will simulate a biomanufac-turing pilot plant facility capable of producing biopharmaceutical products and packaging them in a sterile environment. It also will include support training and education classrooms, laboratories, and building and process utilities. The facility will be outfitted so that students will gain experience using the same large-scale equipment they would use on the job.

    The center also will help attract new biomanufacturing companies to North Carolina; assist the development of new technologies for production of value-added biopharmaceuticals, protein-based products and chemicals from organisms, plants, cell cultures and other bio-based systems; and enhance the creation of rural biomanufacturing jobs and new agribusiness opportunities.

    “NC State’s legacy is one of listening and responding to the needs of North Carolina,” Oblinger said. “BTEC is a perfect example. This type of education and training exists nowhere else in the country at this scale and should serve as a magnet for new business expansions and relocations by this critical sector for our state’s economy.

    “The center will be a major new force for statewide economic development and job creation in the biomanufacturing, pharmaceutical and related agricultural industries. Through partnerships with industry, other academic institutions and with support from Golden LEAF, we’re creating a tremendous opportunity for North Carolina to lead the world in biomanufacturing.”

    Golden LEAF has provided about $34 million to design, build and equip BTEC, as part of an overall $60 million grant for biomanufacturing research training at North Carolina Central University and for five Regional Skill Centers in the North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS). The NCCCS also will operate a BioNetwork learning center within BTEC.

    Dr. Peter Kilpatrick, head of the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and founding director of BTEC, said, “This training consortium will mobilize to bring unique job skills to future generations of North Carolinians.

    “Students from throughout the state’s universities and community colleges could come to the center for a variety of one-to-three-week educational programs, for modules that could serve as course credits in their B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. curricula, or for seminars as part of their science degrees.”

    Lancaster added that BTEC “will provide students with a hands-on experience not available anywhere else.”

    In addition to BTEC programs, several existing and planned degrees at NC State will prepare students to work in the biomanufacturing industry. For example: a graduate certificate program in molecular biotechnology; a biotechnology-pharmaceutical concentration within the Master of Business Administration (MBA), which will prepare students for managerial positions in the biotechnology industry; a biomolecular engineering degree with a bioprocessing focus; and a new bioprocessing science degree in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

     

    France's Lemnagene extols duckweed virtues for biomanufacturing

     

    Excerpt - for full article, please visit In-PharmaTechnologist.com

     InPharma.com recently reported on the opening of a new biomanufacturing facility and laboratory by France’s Lemnagene, a new company specialising in the production of recombinant proteins in duckweed. But why is duckweed such a promising vehicle? Phil Taylor spoke with the firm’s CEO, Georges Freyssinet, to find out.

     Duckweed or Lemna, belonging to the Lemnaceae family, is commonly encountered in freshwater and takes the form of small, free-floating plants that will be instantly recognisable to those with garden ponds. It is a fast-growing plant, as many gardeners who have to scoop it out of their ponds almost daily will testify, and this is one reason why it is so valuable in protein production.

     "Lemna has a doubling time of two days and is easy to propagate on water containing salts and with access to light and carbon dioxide," noted Freyssinet, pointing out that this is much cheaper than the complex media used to grow mammalian cell cultures, for example. It can be beneficial to secrete proteins into an aqueous medium in some cases.

     In addition, the company can achieve expression levels of 1-3 per cent and as Lemna has a high protein content – 45 per cent of its dry weight – the yields are good. Lemna can also be cultivated all year under controlled pond environments – a more flexible option to plant systems that use whole plants.

    Moreover, Lemna can be used to produce stable cell lines incorporating the gene coding for the desired protein in as little as three to six months, allowing biomass production to take place very rapidly. This rapidity rivals that of mammalian cell cultures, and is much faster than rival plant-based biomanufacturing platforms, said Freyssinet.

     Duckweed has safety advantages as well, he pointed out. Like other plants, it overcomes the risk of viral contamination that is present with mammalian systems, but also has benefits over other plant systems.

     For example, it does not produce pollen, reducing the risk that the genetic modification could spread into the environment, which is a concern with crop-based biomanufacturing using plants such as tobacco or alfalfa.

     Interestingly, the recombinant proteins produced in the plants can thus be either extracted and purified or the plant containing the protein can be used directly, dry or fresh, without the extraction/purification of the active ingredient.

     This opens up other possibilities for Lemnagene in the nutraceuticals industry, said Freyssinet, although he noted that at present the company has its sights firmly fixed on the pharmaceutical sector, not least because of the difficult situation in Europe for companies looking at the development of GM foods.

     That said, one pharmaceutical application of using a whole dried plant could be in the production of dried, orally active vaccines. Feeding studies of the first candidates are due to start next year, he told InPharma.com.

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    As the biotechnology industry continues to move into manufacturing, the need for well-educated, trained technicians is growing. In response to this need, Education Development Center, Inc., working with biotechnology companies, community colleges, and others, has created The Biomanufacturing Skill Standards, which define what work these technicians do in a range of occupations and what knowledge, skills, and behaviors they need to succeed in these jobs.

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    The Hampden Model H-6150 Liquid-To-Liquid Extraction Demonstrator has been developed to permit student study of the fundamentals of a liquid-to-liquid extraction system. In addition to demonstrating the hydrodynamics of liquid-to­liquid extraction systems and interface control techniques, this unit can also be used to deter-mine the mass transfer rates, heat transfer coefficients, extraction efficiency, and operating conditions at different liquid flow rates. The extraction process can be operated in a contin­uous or semi-continuous mode. The unit comes fully equipped with all of the instrumen­tation and accessories necessary to function as a stand-alone device. It is completely facto­ry wired and plumbed.

     

    Description

    The feed, solvent, extract, and raffinate solu­tions are contained in corrosion resistant 316 stainless steel tanks. These tanks are polished inside for quick, easy cleaning and added sani­tation. The extract and raffinate solutions can be fed into an optional distillation column or into the laboratory sump tank.

    The unit can be supplied with an optional distil­lation column. The distillation column comes complete with an electrically heated boiler and water cooled condenser. The distillation column can be used to recover the solvent from the raffinate for reuse in the extraction process or to concentrate the product in the extract solu­tion.

    The unit is supplied with a comprehensive instruction manual, Bulletin 61 5-OI, which includes:

    (1)       operating instructions;

    (2)       equipment data;

    (3)       theoretical background of the process kinetics.

    An experiment manual is also provided

    Technical Specifications

    Extraction Column

    working length of 1200 mm with a column diameter of 50 mm. The column comes complete with all of the necessary sampling ports, pressure ports, temperature ports and fluid inlet and outlet ports.

    Feed Solution Pump

    a variable speed pump constructed out of corrosion resistant materials. The pump has an output range of 0 to 800 ml/min.

    Solvent Solution Pump

    a variable speed pump constructed out of corrosion resistant materials. This pump has an output range of 0 to 300 ml/min.


     

    Equipment Specification

    All components are mounted on a steel frame constructed out of square mechanical tubing.

    All steel surfaces are finished with oven-baked enamel.

    The control instrumentation is located on a control panel which is surface-mounted to the steel frame.

    The control panel is finished in white, oven-baked enamel.

    All control instruments are clearly identified by means of a silkscreened legend. The entire unit is completely factory-assembled and tested.

    The unit is self-contained, requiring only the listed services.


     

    Services Required

       Cold water supply (tap)

       Electrical supply: 120/220V.AC-1ö-60Hz

       Air ventilation system.

    Computer Data Logging

    This feature adds two dual thermocou­ples, two flow transducers, and two pump inputs into the system. One inter-face package consisting of National Instruments I/O modules and

    LabVIEW® templates is provided for interfacing into an IBM compatible com­puter through the RS-232 port.

    Specify Model H-6150-CDL¨

     

    Chemical Solution Storage Tanks

    four corrosion resistant storage tanks con­structed out of 316 stainless steel. These tanks have the following capacities:

    a. feed tank - 30 liters

    b. solution tank - 15 liters

    c. extract tank - 10 liters

    d. raffinate tank - 15 liters

     

    Distillation Column

    has a working length of 500 mm and a diam­eter of 50 mm.

     

    Distillation Boiler

    a steam boiler with a capacity of 5 liters and a variable heater element rated at 1000 watts.

    Shop view of multiple Model H-6150 Liquid-Liquid Extraction Demonstrators and Model H-6160 Solid-Liquid Extraction Trainer

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    H-61 73

    Fractional Distillation System

    The Model H-6173 makes educational and industrial experimentation possible in a virtually limitless range—from simple steady-state bina­ry separations to highly sophisticated process dynamics research including column hydraulics and packing materials. Even bench-scale pilot production runs are feasible with appropriate modifications.

    Major components of Model H-6173 are:

     

    ·     Ten-gallon feed reservoir

    ·     Feed pump

    ·     Feed preheater

    ·     Liquid-level and overheat controlled boiler

    ·     Plate-type and packed-type columns

    ·     Glass-walled, water-cooled, shell-and-tube

    type condenser providing 1-1/2 ft2 of tube

    surface

    ·     Glass-walled distillate reservoir

    ·     Reflux pump

    ·     Reflux preheater

    ·     Coolant rotameter

    ·     Boiler, feed & reflux preheater temperature controls

    ·     Twelve Chromel-Alumel thermocouples with thermocouple selection switch

    ·     Pump heater & main power ON-OFF switches

    ·     Voltmeter and Ammeter

    ·     72-inch manometer

    ·     Necessary valves

    ·     Quick-couple flexible hoses

    ·     Operating Manual with experiments

    Application

    Because of its compact size, relatively large capacity boiler, relatively large condensing tube surface and versatile rapidly-manipulable feed and measurement hardware, this system pos­sesses considerably more flexibility than con­ventional laboratory fractional distillation equip­ment. Changes in operating conditions are quickly effected and column response is rapid. Students, teachers and industrial researchers are able to collect more pertinent data in a shorter time than with conventional equipment and carry exploration into distillation phenome­na and processes further and at a lower cost.

    The effects of vaporization, condensation and liquid-vapor mixing—relative to the separation of volatile liquid systems by the application of heat—are observed and measured under the dynamic conditions of column operation.

    The Model H-6173 is mounted on casters and requires only water and electrical connections for operation. Because the unit has very rapid response and glass column walls, it is also

    used effectively in lecture demonstrations.

    The unit is designed for closed-loop operation with feed and product streams cycled through a common reservoir tank. However, it can be arranged to effectively separate a feedstream with separate distillate and bottoms product. Both in appearance and in operation, thecolumns are faithful replications of commercial columns. The unit does provide means for experimental external manipulation of certain internals such as the heights of the weirs and downcomers used in the plate-type column. Means are also provided for introducing feed and reflux streams at any of several pertinent locations for: obtaining liquid and vapor sam­ples at critical locations, picking up critical tem­peratures and pressures, and measuring feed and reflux flows and distillation rates. Feed and reflux streams are continuously variable from zero to total.

    Experiment Capabilities

    Model H-6173 will accept a wide variety of liq­uid systems. The unit is physically versatile and readily modifiable for open loop or cascade type processes. These design qualities make experimental capabilities virtually limitless, even though it is not designed for cryogenic or high-pressure fractionations.

    Basic Technology

    Plate Column Separations, evaluations of: Hydraulics

    Pressure drops

    Efficiencies

    Effects of feed plate locations, boil-up rates, reflux ratios, plate geometry

    Packed Column Separations, evaluations of: Pressure Drop

    Efficiency

    Types of Packings

    Effects of Boil-Up Rates, Reflux Ratios, Packing Geometries

    Separations By Either Type Column, determinations of:

    Mass Balances

    Thermal Energy Balances

    Physical and Chemical Characteristics of Feeds, Reflux, Products

    General Learning:

    Calibration of Rotameters, Thermocouples Operation of Liquid-Level and Temp Controls Operation and Heat Transfer Efficiency of Shell and Tube Type Condensers

    Advanced Distillation

    With respect to either type column:

    Continuous Multi-Component Distillation Multi-Component Batch Differential Distillation Multi-Phase Distillation

    Steam Distillation

    Heterogenous Azeotropic Distillation Homogenous Azeotropic Distillation Extractive Distillation

    Transient Operation

    Process Dynamics And Control Distillation Process Fundamentals With respect to either type column:

    Continuous Binary Stripping Continuous Binary Rectification Continuous Binary Fractionation Binary Batch Differential Distillations


     

    Specifications

    ·   Mounted on a base with casters carrying the verti­cally-oriented main frame and panel, one metal parts cabinet with sliding doors (6"H x 37"W x 13"D) and one 10-gal feed reservoir with liquid-level sight glass, with sump and drainage valve, with gasketed, spring-closed, filler cap.

    ·   Includes one main and one ref lux feed subsystem, each having one totally-enclosed, stainless steel, 220V AC centrifugal-type chemical pump with drain cock, one shut-off valve, one by-pass line which includes inlet and outlet shut-off valves and a rotameter, one preheater which includes a ther­mocouple fitting, a relief valve, and temperature controllability and is equipped with a silicone-insulated, stainless steel-enclosed, wrap- around type heating element, and, on panel face, one quick-couple outlet port.

    ·   Has one insulated stainless-steel boiler with quick-couple inlet and pressure-measurement port, with stainless-steel-sheathed, variable-controlled, bayo­net-type heating element, with explosion-proof, manual-reset pilot lighted, thermal overload power shut-off control, with float-type, liquid level control actuating a solenoid-operated valve for recycling excess liquid from tank sump to feed reservoir, with drainage stopcock, with sight glass, with 0-250°F dial-type temperature gauge.

    ·   Incorporates a stacked sieve-plate column having six gasketed 3-inch nominal ID, Pyrex-glass-throat and stainless-steel plate sections and one bellows section joined by bolted collars, each plate section to be fitted with an externally adjustable weir and downcomer and to contain; (A) a thermocouple port, (B) a quick-couple, pressure-measurement (of feed inlet) port, (C) a vapor and/or liquid sam­ple-extraction septum.

    ·   Incorporates a 3 inch nominal ID packed column con­sisting of a single long, Pyrex glass section, a single sieve-plate and throat top section similar in all respects to plate sections described in (4) above.

    ·   Includes suitable, bolted-collar-joined, line sections sufficient to carry the stream from column to con-denser.

    ·   Has a shell-and-tube-type condenser containing at least 1.5 square feet of heat exchange surface and equipped with; (A) thermocouple ports at cooling water inlet and outlet, (B) water shut-off valve, (C) spring-loaded relief valve.


     

    ·     Has connected to the shell side of the condenser a distillate reservoir with; (A) spring-loaded relief valve, (B) thermocouple port, (C) an overflow standpipe return to main reservoir by a line con­taining a quick-couple connector T,” fitting and a shut-off valve, (D) a direct (bottom located) line containing a quick-couple connector “T” fitting and a shut-off valve to reflux pump inlet, (E) a calibrat­ed volume scale.

    ·     Has six removable sieve-tray and two removable, condenser-tube thermocouples two preheater, one still boiler and one condensate-tank-inlet thermo­cou ples (all of the chromel-alumel type) remotely connected to a 12-position thermocouple selector switch with two readout terminals.

    ·     Incorporates continuously variable boiler and pre-heater temperature controllers.

    ·     Incorporates a lockable, 220V AC, 25 Ampere main power circuit breaker, ON-OFF switch and indicator light along with feed pump, feed pre-heater, reflux and pump and reflux preheater ON-OFF toggle switches and indicator lights.

    ·     Incorporates in the main power circuit a suitable voltmeter and ammeter

    ·     Incorporates a quick-couple 72-inch manometer

    ·     Incorporates a vertical hydrometer holder

    ·     Has all electricals grounded

    Standard unit includes one plate and one packed (packing not included) type of column for interchangeable use. Packing may be obtained through regular commercial channels.

    Optional Computer System

    The Model H-61 73-CS Computer System is an IBM-compatible Pentium PC system.

    Computer Data Logging

    This feature adds five differential pressure transducers, one air velocity transmitter, one rotary transducer, and one fan speed input into the system. One interface package with soft-ware is provided for interfacing into an IBM compatible computer through the RS-232 port.

    Computer is not included. I/O programming software and Data Acquisition and Control Scada Software is included.

    Specify MODEL H-6173-CDL

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