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ACT Short Path Glassware

The ACT Short Path System uses Oldershaw plate, custom packing inserted into the head, tail draggers and multiple other functions.

ACT Short Path Glassware

The ACT Short Path System uses Oldershaw plate, custom packing inserted into the head, tail draggers and multiple other functions.

 ACT Short Path System Specifications

 

  • The patent pending ACT Short Path System uses a modified Oldershaw Column to produce true fractioning distillation. The Distillation Head contains (1) modified Oldershaw Plate which provides a surface for the vapor to condense and allows the heavier, undesirable compounds to remain in a liquid form and drain back into the Boiling Flask.

  • The interchangeable, ACT Structured Packing inserted within the Distillation Head, provides 3-5 additional Theoretical Plates for greater separation power.

  • The ACT Structured Packing called the Tail Dragger is primarily used for cleaning up the “tails” e.g. undersirable compounds, found in low quality material.

  • The ACT Structured Packing called Medium Packing. This Structured Packing uses Raschig Rings that are sealed into a tube that sits inside the ACT Distillation Head. The tube has a modified Oldershaw Plate at both ends, with holes bored through them. The plates function as Theoretical Plates. The raschig rings are random packing of a height which allows multiple Theoretical Plates which will rapidly condense heavier compounds while allowing lighter ones to pass through.

  • The Condenser is jacketed and extends completely to the Distillation Column on the Head. This eliminates any “cold spots” that would other wise create residue build up, causing inefficiant functionality of the process.

  • The ACT Cold Trap is a Dewar style configuration, with extensive modifications that make it completly unique within the industry. The inlet and exit ports are offset in such a way that the vapor stream spirals around the central coldfinger. There is a coiled tube that wraps around the central cold finger, directing the vapors in a laminar flow. This additional spiraling of the vapor around the cold finger, greatly increases the surface area that the vapor stream is exposed to, and produces similar results as daisy chaining multiple cold traps together.

  • The ACT Molecular Sieve Module is a borsillicate glass tube with 10A molecular sieve beads sealed inside with a fritted disc on either end. There are glass joints to allow for the component to be installed between the ACT Isolation Adapter and the ACT Cold Trap. The Molecular Sieve Beads adsorb volatile compounds before they pass through the Cold Trap. This inceases the efficency of the Cold Trap. These odorous compounds have a very bad smell and can create an unhappy work place.

  • The ACT Boiling and Recieving Flasks are available in any size

  • The ACT Thermalwells are interchangeable based on the size of the system.

  • All ACT Glassware can be modified to the required Joint sizes to provide modular versatility.

The ACT Distillation Head

  • The ACT Distillation Head is a fully jacketed condenser.
    There is a glass plate with holes bored through it, mounted within the Distillation Column, which is located above the lower joint, inside the vacuum jacket.
  • This modified Oldershaw Plate is a unique feature of the ACT Distillation Head, providing superior separation or fractional capabilities. It provides a Theoretical Plate for condensing and reboiling, and is also the where the interchangeable ACT Structured Packing sits. This allows for our unique Structured Packing to be deployed.
  • The jacket around the condenser where the heating or chilling fluid flows, extends directly to the distillation column, with NO unjacketed area of the condenser. This allows for more efficient condensation and heat transfer, with no risk of blockages developing. There is a support arm, that creates additional structural integrity of the component.
  • The joint size is 29/42.
  • We can modify the joints to fit any system.

 

ACT Structured Packing – ACT Medium Packing

This Structured Packing uses Raschig Rings that are sealed into a tube that sits inside the ACT Distillation Head. The tube has a modified Oldershaw Plate at both ends, with holes bored through them. The plates function as Theoretical Plates. The raschig rings are random packing of a height which allows multiple Theoretical Plates which will rapidly condense heavier compounds while allowing lighter ones to pass through. The raschig rings within the tube remain in the ideal location inside the Head and do not become displaced by the turbulent forces passing through the Condenser. They remain at the ideal location no matter the volume that passes through the Head. This creates a stable condensation plate at the top of the packing that provides an additional Theoretical Plate to purify the vapors before they enter the Condenser.

ACT Structured Packing – ACT Tail Dragger Packing

This Structured Packing uses solid glass spheres of two different diameters that are sealed into a tube that sits inside the ACT Distillation Head. The tube has a modified Oldershaw Plate at both ends, with holes bored through them. The glass spheres are arranged so that the larger diameter is at the bottom, and the smaller is at the top. They are sealed in there so that the spheres cannot move within the Packing. This Packing provides several Theoretical Plates, and is designed to purify a mixture with low % of desirable compounds with many undesirable compounds present that are of a similar molecular weight and boiling point. The spheres give additional surface area for undesirable compounds to condense on. The top plate on the packing allows it to also function as a reboiler and further purify the vapor stream.

The ACT Isolation Adapter

  • The ACT Isolation Adapter is a Unicow configuration. This glass apparatus provides a means to collect the distillate from the end of the Distillation Head, and to swap or change collection flasks without breaking the vacuum of the short path distillation system. Additionally the ACT Isolation Adapter valve post is fully retractable, allowing a true, full bore vacuum pathway for the vapor path.
  • The joint size is 29/42.
  • We can modify the joints to fit any system.

The ACT Molecular Sieve Module

  •  The ACT Molecular Sieve Module is a borsillicate glass tube with 10A molecular sieve beads sealed inside with a fritted disc on either end.
  • There are glass joints to allow for the component to be installed between the ACT Isolation Adapter and the ACT Cold Trap.
  • The Molecular Sieve Beads absorb volatile compounds before they pass through the Cold Trap. This increases the efficiency of the Cold Trap. These odorous compounds have a very bad smell and can create an unhappy work place.
  • These compounds will fowl the vacuum pump oil and seals, causing higher levels of time consuming maintenance . The Molecular Sieve Beads are easy to replace after they have become saturated, using the GL-18 Port on the Module.
  • The ACT Molecular Sieve Module will prevent oil backstreaming if an Oil Diffusion Pump is employed in the system. There are several options in regards to system configuration.
  • The ACT Molecular Sieve Module can be installed between the Cold Trap and the Vacuum Pump. This puts more load on the Cold Trap and less on the Sieve Beads. The ACT Molecular Sieve Module can be installed in both locations simultaneously as well.
  • The ACT Molecular Sieve Module is designed to protect the Vacuum Pump by adsorbing volatile compounds in the vapor stream, either before or after the Cold Trap. The entire Module is cleanable and can be used empty with no beads as a Connection Adapter.
  • The joint size is 29/42, both Male.
  • We can modify the joints to fit any system.

    The ACT Cold Trap  

    • The ACT Cold Trap is a Dewar style configuration, with extensive modifications that make it completely unique within the industry. The inlet and exit ports are offset in such a way that the vapor stream spirals around the central coldfinger.
    • There is a coiled tube that wraps around the central cold finger, directing the vapors in a laminar flow. This additional spiraling of the vapor around the cold finger, greatly increases the surface area that the vapor stream is exposed to, and produces similar results as daisy chaining multiple cold traps together.
    • This coil is attached at the top and bottom of the Dewar reservoir which allows chilled fluid to flow through the coil, increasing the condensing capacity.
    • The coil is slightly offset from the coldfinger, placing it in the vapor stream. The fluid in the coil is “warmed” by the vapor stream and convects upward through the coil, drawing colder fluid in through the bottom inlet.
    • The overall size of the cold trap has been increased beyond standard industry models to improve efficiency and surface area.
    • The Act Cold Trap provides protection to the vacuum pump and lowers the overall vacuum pressure within the system cryogenically.
    • Our Cold Trap is insulated by a vacuum jacket and a layer of Elemental Silver. This creates extremely efficient thermal insulation. The 29/42 joints provide a true, full bore vapor pathway creating a faster and more efficient evacuation.
    • The joint size is 29/42.
    • The Collection Flask joint size is 24/40.
    • We can modify the joints to fit any system.

    ACT Flasks

    The ACT boiling flask is available in any size.  The joint size is 29/42.  We can modify the joints to fit any system.

    The ACT receiving flask is available in any size. The joint size is 24/40.  We can modify the joints to fit any system.

    ACT Thermowells

    The ACT Head Thermowell fits into the top port, of the ACT Distillation Head. It provides a secure way to measure the vapor temperature inside the Distillation Head. The joint size is 29/42. We can modify the joints to fit any system.

    The ACT Boiling Flask Thermowell fits inside the ACT Boiling Flask. It provides a secure way to measure the temperature of the contents within the Boiling Flask without compromising the integrity of the vacuum. The joint size is 29/42.  We can modify the joints to fit any system.

    PTFE Adapter

    • The ACT PTFE Adapter is designed to adapt a 29/42 Glass Joint to a KF-25 Flange Connector.
    • Used to install a Bellows Vacuum Hose to the ACT Cold Trap or to connect the Cold Trap to the ACT Isolation Adapter directly.
    • We can modify the ACT PTFE Adapter to fit any system.