2 Litre Q.C.  Still - Plus

£1,295 + VAT

     

Perfect apparatus for producing small quantities of essential oils

 

Special design allows accurate assays of both lighter and heavier than water essential oils

 

Kit comprises complete laboratory control Still

 

Quick and easy assembly of British custom-made glassware

 

Pyrex borosilicate glass - all hand blown in England

 

All electrical components EC approved to assure complete safety.

 

110v systems available on request.

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Glass Quality Control Still – Plus

 

This apparatus has been designed exclusively for small-scale hydro-distillation, so is perfect for determining the perfect time to harvest your crop and ensure optimised essential oil yields. The additional stirring capability means that it can also be used for resins such as Myrrh and Frankincense: it can also be used for slow distilling plants such as roots and barks. In this case, the continuous agitation will usually increase the yield, whilst reducing the distillation time dramatically.

 

It can also be used for simple testing of potential plant materials to see if there is a worthwhile yield of essential oil - and if the oil has characteristics that would enable it to be used in your next fragranced product! 

 

Our clever design means that the oil separation system can also cope with those ‘awkward’ essential oils that are heavier than water - or for difficult oils like myrrh that become heavier as the distillation progresses.

 

We have taken the cleaning process into account too – the 100mm flanged glassware allows perfect access to ensure the flask remains scrupulously clean and ready for your next distillation.

 

The additional side-sockets allow access for the stirrer paddle and a separating flask or other component could also be added in the future, should the need arise.

 

 

Apparatus: The Q.C. kit comprises the following items:

 

  1. High quality CE Approved 2000 ml Heating Mantle with integral control panel

  2. Pyrex 2000ml round bottom flask with 100mm flange opening. 

  3. Pyrex flange lid 100mm with central socket and 2 angled side arm sockets.

  4. Pyrex stopper to seal off additional lid socket.

  5. Pyrex custom-made Dean & Stark apparatus for essential oil separation and removal.

  6. Pyrex  ‘Graham’ condenser to fit the Dean & Stark apparatus.

  7. Stainless steel clip to secure the two flanges together.

  8. Heavy duty laboratory stand 10mm diameter.

  9. Customised clamps (2) with integral adjustable bosses.

  10. Silicone grease for the ground glass joints.

  11. Flexible tubing 6mm internal diameter for the condenser.

  12. Laboratory 230V stirrer motor.

  13. Laboratory stirrer paddle.

  14. Pyrex glass stirrer gland to fit into one of the sockets in the flange lid.

  15. Glycerine to form a seal in the stirrer gland

 

Assembly and operating instructions:

 

Full details are provided with every order. The only utility requirements are

  1. A 230V standard power supply for both the mantle and the stirrer motor.

  2. A cold running water supply and a suitable drainage point.