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Waste vegetable oil must be filtered from the IBC the oil is stored in into the heating unit through an WVO waste vegetable oil centrifugal transfer pump 20GPM, 1HP, 1 inch hose fittings. This generally takes 20 minutes.
The waste vegetable oil must then be heated to 50 degrees centigrade but for best results up to 80 degree centigrade. The temperature must be consistent throughout the waste vegetable oil before it is pumped into the reactor through the Clark Pump TAM 120 (1).
During the last stages of heating the Biodiesel processors reactor must be filled with methanol. This is 20% of the whole volume 160 litres of methanol to 800 litres of the waste vegetable oil. Also 8 kg of potasium should be put to one side in a sealed container ready to be mixed with the methanol to form a reaction within the Biodiesel processors reactor.
The methanol must be circulated through a no spark high pressure pump (EBARA rpm 2800) bearing in mind all the correct valves are open to avoid any pipes busting from high pressure build up.
All non corrosive protective equipment must be worn at all times for own personal safety.
Also have a fire extinguisher on site for health and safety.
While the methanol is being circulated the potasium must be sprinkled in slowly to make sure the reaction takes place efficiently, effectively and safely. This generally takes 20 minutes.
When this is complete the waste vegetable oil is then pumped into the Biodiesel processors reactor through the Clark pump TAM 120 (1) with the control of direction valves.
This part of the process will take 20 minutes.
When the waste vegetable oil has completely entered the Biodiesel processors reactor chamber all valves must be returned back to their normal operating positions ready for the next start process.
For best results the Biodiesel processors reactor must be in operation for a good hour to make sure all the volume of fluid in the Biodiesel processors reactor has reacted efficiently and effectively.
While the Biodiesel processors reactor is in operation the conical tank process must be set up.
Compressor 2HP Ranger 46 compressor must be turned on to operate creating a low air pressure to pump through the coiled up brake pipe to pump through the biodiesel to bubble off the methanol still suspended within the biodiesel. This will also help drop the soap that is also a by product. (Methanol holds soap), get rid of the methanol the soap will drop. You also must have an Inline centrifugal fan attached to the conical tank with PVC hose air pipes attached to blow the methanol through and out of the conical tank.
For best results have the pipe coiled 6 times so that it covers the upper area of the conical tank avoiding the glycerol settling area and with the smallest drill bit available on the market drill holes 15 inch apart so that the compressed air will bubble through the biodiesel evaporating the methanol still suspended.
Also have the coiled brake pipe held together with tie clips to stop it from dropping with its weight.
Now pump the biodiesel into the conical tank from the biodiesel processors reactor through the Clark pump TAM 120 (2) also using the correct valves.
Again make sure all operating valves are returned to there normal operating positions ready for the next biodiesel making process.
Have the compressor operating for 24 hours. Remember to drain your compressor regularly of condensate water to avoid water moisture entering the biodiesel.
For best results have the conical tank insulated with reflective sheeting to retain the heat so that the bubbling will work effectively and efficiently.
Once bubbling procedure has operated for 24 hours you must leave the biodiesel standing for a further 24 hours.
After 3 days of procedures covered your biodiesel is now ready to be filtered but before you do this you must drop the bi product which is the glycerol.
Drop the glycerol through the Clark pump TAM 120 (2) using the correct valves into the correct storage/transfer containers. This takes 10 minutes. Once the biodiesel starts to appear through the pipes stop the pump from operating.
Leave this process for a further 20 minutes to drop the last bit of residue/glycerol.
Once this process is complete biodiesel must be pumped into IBC 1 through the Clark pump TAM 120 (2) using the correct valves. This will take 20 minutes.
The next process is to dry wash the biodiesel through the eco2pure media tower. The biodiesel will be pumped from IBC 1 to IBC 2 through the Clark pump tam 105 (3).
This usually takes 2 hours.
In IBC 2 now you have dry washed and purified biodiesel ready to run through Clark pump TAM 105 (4) through the polishing pots breaking the biodiesel molecules to 1 micron also getting rid of any water moisture that may be present to IBC 3.
This usually takes a further 8 hours.
After 4 to 5 days operating the biodiesel processor you will have Biodiesel ready to use in your vehicle saving you money.
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