The Bravo series extractor is a closed loop Liquefied Petroleum Gas system (LPG) used for extractions of botanical compounds. The computer automated hydrocarbon extraction equipment is used for primarily in the hemp and/or cannabis industry but can be used for any oily botanical compounds. It is compatible with butane and/or propane and the computer can control up to six independent and isolated extraction systems for a maximum of 360 lbs per cycle. The collection pot is large enough to perform multiple extractions before emptying the contents and large enough to winterize directly in the vessel. All Delta-9 Technologies models are supplied with an engineering peer review from Pressure Safety Inspectors (PSI) and a detailed operating manual that clearly describes the safe operations of the system and periodic maintenance requirements. A system nameplate, UL listing, and warning decals are provided with the equipment to ensure it meets the standards and requirements of the regulators. The equipment is designed in such a way that ancillary electrical equipment (e.g., compressor, chiller, heater, vacuum pump etc.) can be located outside of the C1D1 extraction room or POD. The components of the system are highlighted below.
Computer - Programmable logic controller (PLC)
(6) 6" Temperature controlled and insulated stainless steel biomass tubes per extractor
(1) Roll away extraction tube rack
(1) High output 5Hp Corken recovery pump
(1) Centralized liquid and gas distribution manifold
(1) Roll away collection pot with cyclone technology
(1) High capacity LPG tank with dual 2" sight glasses
(1) C1D1 weigh scales
(1) Recirculating low temperature chiller and heater controls
C1D1 Penetration Plate
LPG - Butane or Propane Applications.
24/7 Continuous Operation Capable.
Class 1/Division 1 classification and standards.
508 UL Rated.
Up to 360 lbs dry biomass per run with a Bravo 6.
Falling film tube-in-shell LPG recovery system technology.
Approximately 120 sqft of area needed to operate a Bravo 1 and 550 sqft.
Dual sight glass design for visual inspection while in operation.
Many safety features, including remote wireless communication and alerts.
Food-grade sanitary stainless steel construction.
Experienced technical support and customer service.
Oil free high capacity compressor
Pneumatically controlled valves
ASME U-stamped vessels. High quality stainless steel components for long lasting durability.
High-precision cutting edge machined components.
Temperature controlled fluid jackets with polyurethane insulation to minimize sweating.
Quick disconnect components that let you disassemble hoses and mobilize components without leaks.
We have been certified for operation by our Peer Review team at PSI and hold the following certifications. We are constantly improving our systems and on our 3rd revision of our peer review for the Bravo series.
Full Class I Division I compliance.
Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratories (NRTL) – ETL and UL listed electrical components.
PSI certified for operation in 15 states (CA/CO/MD/NV/OR/PA/WA/SC/AZ/FL/HI/MA/ME/MI/OH).
ASME - American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
NFPA - National Fire Protection Association.
IFC - International Fire Code.
Efficiency and Production Capacity
Increased efficiency – Delta-9 has increased the efficiency of LPG extractions with automated controls that are triggered by predetermined timing and pressure events. Valves are opened and closed with compressed air, which reduces the potential for an electrical spark and is required for Class I Division I compliance.
Reduced human input needed to open/ close valves, turn on and off electrical components, and constantly monitor the extraction progression to completion. Reduce employees and replace with reliable automation.
Batch reproducibility with four independent quadrants.
Small Footprint – Approximately 120 ft2 of area needed to operate.
Newly designed cyclone LPG recovery system technology – increases recovery rate by maximizing evaporative surface area and creating cyclonic action of LPG gas. Rapidly separates LPG from extracted botanical compounds and increases recovery rate.
Increased production capacity – Each computer module can control up to 6x extraction tubes. Delta-9 offers both a 6” extraction tubes in single or multiple quadrants.
One isolated oil collection points offer strain specificity and replicated data points. Testing new methods by running different parameters on each independently controlled quadrants. Different parameters can be set for each quadrant.
Reduced solvent consumption by extracting several tubes into one collection vessel before opening the system and venting valuable LPG gasses.
Ability to winterize product in collection vessels.
Thoughtful dual sight glass layout on most components. One for a light and the other for optics. Visually monitor your process and ensure the system is flowing.
Programmable Logic Controls (PLC, or computer) and lower explosion limit detectors are integrated into an explosion proof exhaust fan for increased safety.
Remote monitoring through app or online access. Setup safety monitoring and reporting features that alert you in your absence.
Closed loop extraction system: Three pulsed compressed air flushes conclude each run, removing trace LPG gasses caught in the system during extraction tube disassembly/machine maintenance. This automated feature is unique to Delta-9 Technologies and renders compliance with biomass waste disposal simply and safely
Back end support
Experienced technical support and customer service.
Preventative maintenance programs with up-gradable component options.
Expandable quadrant modules. Opportunity to start with reduced capital and expand with demand.
Constantly evolving systems. Delta-9 Technologies is incorporating additional process modules for refining crude oil into winterized, distilled, and resolved components. First right of refusal on all system upgrades.
Butane and Propane are classified as Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG or LP-Gas) by the International Fire Code (IFC), which invokes NFPA 58: Liquified Petroleum Gas Code. Delta-9 Technologies, MK-420 was reviewed using the following codes:
Arizona Fire Code 2016 Edition (Based upon IFC 2012)
California Fire Code 2016 Edition (Based upon IFC 2015)
International Fire Code 2018 Edition
Oregon Fire Code 2014 (Based upon IFC 2012)
Washington Fire Code 2015 Edition (WAX 51-54A, Based upon IFC 2015
NFPA 1 Fire Code 2018 Edition
NFPA 58 Liquefied Petroleum Gas Code 2017 Edition
ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, Section VIII, 2017 Edition