Product Information

Structural, Wound Polyglass, Ion Exchange Resin Vessel / Tower

For general use with all Ion Exchange Resins, these towers are used by our customers for the dry-washing of Bio Diesel, using Bio-Lite Biodiesel Purification Resin. For optimum performance, Bio-Lite recommend a minimum resin bed depth of 3 times the vessel diameter, the tower should also be filled with only 50% of its capacity with resin toallow for expansion.

Construction

Constructed from wound Polyglass (GRP) wrapped around a strong Polyethylene Inner Shell, and fitted with a Polypropylene & PVC Distribution Tube.

Sizes

Available in various sizes, with the most popular models being 1035 and 1044. 010" x 35" has a volume of 39 litres, and will hold 16 Kilos of Resin, purifying Bio Diesel at a rate of 58 litres per hour. As the depth of the tower is more important than the diameter, the next most popular size is 10" x 44" which has a volume of 48 litres will hold 20  Kilos of Resin, purifying Bio Diesel at a rate of 72 litres per hour.

Pumped Supply

There are few pumps which will normally pump as slow as is required to supply the smaller vessels. For the least costly option we recommend our small pump CH100, the flow from this pump can be restricted as low as is desired by using a ball valve on its outlet and timing the through flow (using a measuring jug & stop watch) until you get the correct flow rate.

Emptying & Discharging

Emptying these towers can be a messy business, this is because the resin eventually expands to fill the vessel and it can be difficult to “dig” it out around the central shaft. In this case it may be necessary to unscrew the cap, and wash the resin out with bio diesel via the distribution system, filtering the resin out of the bio diesel as it comes out of the tower, the resin can then be disposed of. To replace the resin, the vessel should be filled to 50% of its capacity and laid down for the distribution tube to be screwed in without having to force it down into the resin, potentially damaging the tube.

Please Note: If the vessel is filled with more than 50% of it's total capacity, the resin as it reaches exhaustion expands and will damage the distribution system. We therefore recommend that you comply with the guidelines.

Tower Specifications
( 1 Litre of resin is approximately 800g - 850g )
Please contact us for prices.
Part Number Diameter Height Total Volume Gross Working Volume
using Bio-Lite
(Allowing 50% for expansion)
Fittings Working Pressure (Max) Min Temp Max Temp
0613 6" 13" 4.6 litres 2.30 litres 3/4"BSP Female 10 Bar / 145 PSI 1 Celcius 50 Celcius
0618 6" 18" 6.9 litres 3.45 litres 3/4"BSP Female 10 Bar / 145 PSI 1 Celcius 50 Celcius
0713 7" 13" 6.3 litres 3.15 litres 3/4"BSP Female 10 Bar / 145 PSI 1 Celcius 50 Celcius
0717 7" 17" 8.3 litres 4.15 litres 3/4"BSP Female 10 Bar / 145 PSI 1 Celcius 50 Celcius
0730 7" 30" 16.2 litres 8.1 litres 3/4"BSP Female 10 Bar / 145 PSI 1 Celcius 50 Celcius
0735 7" 35" 19.0 litres 9.5 litres 3/4"BSP Female 10 Bar / 145 PSI 1 Celcius 50 Celcius
0817 8" 17" 11.0 litres 5.5 litres 3/4"BSP Female 10 Bar / 145 PSI 1 Celcius 50 Celcius
0818 8" 18" 11.4 litres 5.7 litres 3/4"BSP Female 10 Bar / 145 PSI 1 Celcius 50 Celcius
0822 8" 22" 15.4 litres 7.7 litres 3/4"BSP Female 10 Bar / 145 PSI 1 Celcius 50 Celcius
0830 8" 30" 21.4 litres 10.7 litres 3/4"BSP Female 10 Bar / 145 PSI 1 Celcius 50 Celcius
0835 8" 35" 24.8 litres 12.4 litres 3/4"BSP Female 10 Bar / 145 PSI 1 Celcius 50 Celcius
0844 8" 44" 32.2 litres 16.1 litres 3/4"BSP Female 10 Bar / 145 PSI 1 Celcius 50 Celcius
0935 9" 35" 32.0 litres 16.0 litres 3/4"BSP Female 10 Bar / 145 PSI 1 Celcius 50 Celcius
0942 9" 42" 38.0 litres 19.0 litres 3/4"BSP Female 10 Bar / 145 PSI 1 Celcius 50 Celcius
0948 9" 48" 44.0 litres 22.0 litres 3/4"BSP Female 10 Bar / 145 PSI 1 Celcius 50 Celcius
1017 10" 17" 16.8 litres 8.4 litres 3/4"BSP Female 10 Bar / 145 PSI 1 Celcius 50 Celcius
1019 10" 19" 19.1 litres 9.55 litres 3/4"BSP Female 10 Bar / 145 PSI 1 Celcius 50 Celcius
1030 10" 30" 32.4 litres 16.2 litres 3/4"BSP Female 10 Bar / 145 PSI 1 Celcius 50 Celcius
1035 10" 35" 38.8 litres 19.4 litres 3/4"BSP Female 10 Bar / 145 PSI 1 Celcius 50 Celcius
1044 10" 44" 50.0 litres 25.0 litres 3/4"BSP Female 10 Bar / 145 PSI 1 Celcius 50 Celcius
1054 10" 54" 63.0 litres 31.5 litres 3/4"BSP Female 10 Bar / 145 PSI 1 Celcius 50 Celcius
1248 12" 48" 80.0 litres 40.0 litres 3/4"BSP Female 10 Bar / 145 PSI 1 Celcius 50 Celcius
1252 12" 52" 88.0 litres 44.0 litres 3/4"BSP Female 10 Bar / 145 PSI 1 Celcius 50 Celcius
1344 13" 44" 85.0 litres 42.5 litres 3/4"BSP Female 10 Bar / 145 PSI 1 Celcius 50 Celcius
1354 13" 54" 105.0 litres 52.5 litres 3/4"BSP Female 10 Bar / 145 PSI 1 Celcius 50 Celcius
1465 14" 65" 143.0 litres 71.5 litres 1"BSP Female 8.6 Bar / 125 PSI 1 Celcius 45 Celcius
1665 16" 65" 199.0 litres 99.5 litres 1"BSP Female 8.6 Bar / 125 PSI 1 Celcius 45 Celcius
1865 18" 65" 250.0 litres 125.0 litres 1"BSP Female 8.6 Bar / 125 PSI 1 Celcius 45 Celcius
2160 21" 60" 310.0 litres 155.0 litres 1"BSP Female 8.6 Bar / 125 PSI 1 Celcius 45 Celcius
2469 24" 69" 450.0 litres 225.0 litres 1"BSP Female 8.6 Bar / 125 PSI 1 Celcius 45 Celcius
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