KEEP IT SIMPLE.
Illuminated Extractors was founded during the spring of 2015 and is located in Fort Collins, Colorado. We are dedicated to providing the most simple to use and efficient system possible, while maintaining a safety priority. We have gone above and beyond to provide a minimal margin of error by careful selection of the components used in our systems.
Our “Keep It Stupid Simple” design was an essential part of our requirements, making our system one of the simplest to operate. Designed to be a high flow extraction system, multiple columns can be extracted before the need to clean out the recovery basin. We wanted a system that would “cover all the bases” and allow the extractions artist to perform multiple types of extracts with only one machine. With our system you can do the standard wash, timed soak, or “showerhead” extraction methods. Our upgraded unit, the Essential-4K Pro is a thermally jacketed unit, which can perform extractions at a temperature range of +120F to -40F. By allowing the user control of the extraction temperature, multiple types of final products can be achieved. At higher temperatures, it will be a darker, more full extract, while at lower temperatures you will recieve a much lighter, “de-waxed” product. Your yields will vary accordingly, larger yields when hot and lower when cold.
Upon the investigation of other systems, many visually suggest the use of "blue handle" ball valves. This is an inappropriate valve for LPG use. To combat this, we only use "yellow handle" gasline valves that are UL Listed for LPG use. Our Pro model valves are not UL Listed, however, it uses LPG Certified ball valves that are rated to -90C/-130F. All sections which are isolated by valves have mandatory pressure relief valves preset to start release at 400 psi. As well as Pressure Relief Valves, we also provide the user with Differential Pressure Gauges on all isolated systems for additional safety. Our pressure gauges have a range of -30 to 400 psi to ensure the user can clearly know the state at which the piping is experiencing. Having pressure gauges on all isolated chambers insures maximum safety to the user. Accidentally opening a pressurized chamber is Dangerous!
Our system was designed to have a minimal footprint (24" x 20" x 72"). Due to the fact that most labs are small with tight spaces, our system is capable to fit into the tightest of spots.
We have been Certified for Operation by Pressure Safety Inspectors and hold the following Certifications:
American Society of Mechanical Engineers - www.asme.org
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National Fire Protection Association - www.nfpa.org
The world's leading advocate of fire prevention and an authoritative source on public safety, NFPA develops, publishes, and disseminates more than 300 consensus codes and standards intended to minimize the possibility and effects of fire and other risks. NFPA membership totals more than 65,000 individuals around the world.
International Fire Code - www.ifc.org
This comprehensive fire code establishes minimum regulations for fire prevention and fire protection systems using prescriptive and performance-related provisions. It is founded on broad-based principles that make possible the use of new materials and new system designs.
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The Essential-4K from Illuminated Extractors comes Assembled, Pressure Tested, and Certified for Colorado, California, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Washington I-502, Oregon, and Nevada!
The Essential-4K is a dedicated hydrocarbon extraction system developed by Illuminated Extractors for the proper use of Butane and Propane solvents. To safely use LP Gas for extraction, our system was designed with a maximum working pressure of 350 psi.
The design of the Essential-4K gives the user ultimate control of their extraction by allowing the artist to perform soak, flush, and "showerhead" extraction methods. Designed with a top supply, gravity-fed system, we took advantage of general physics to maintain a high flow extraction and simplicity of system operation.
Designed and Manufactured in the USA
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