20L Near Critical CO2 Micronizer

Size & Weight

The frame, the vessels and the piping are built with stainless steel, the total structure has the following dimensions: Wide 0.8 m (2.6 feet), Height 1.2 cm (3.9 feet), Deep 0.5 m (1.6 feet). The Weight of the machinery is around 120 kg (264pounds).  Minimum Room size of 3×3 m (9.8×9.8 feet) and Height of 2.3 m (7.4 feet).

Main Characteristics

It is a lab system equipped with one 20 liter expansion vessel. Stainless-steel frame to comply with HACCP and GMP guide lines. Voltage 220V, frequency 60Hz or 50Hz, installed Power 1 kW, Current 5A. 4 temperature displays.


Certifications are mandatory for high pressure equipment. This machine is certified PED/CE for Europe, Africa South America and other countries accepting EU regulation or ASME/UL for North America and other countries requesting ASME regulation. 

We are ISO 9001 certified by TUV, UL listed, ASME certified, CE and PED certified by Apave, CRN for Canada.

Configuration of Near Critical CO2 micronizer

This machine is designed to work with one CO2 bottle with inner tube and one N2 bottle. See here the concept design.


This system is equipped with two safety relief valves. Improving safety of the operator is our mission.

Other specifications

ASME certified safety valve for each vessel in isolated tubing from vessel.
Process PLC microprocessor 
Compressed air pressure 100 psi or 7 bar
Compressed air flow 1 CFH or 28 L/hr

NEA Lab system

Vessels Volume

Expansion vessel volume: 20 L
Liquid vessel volume: 1 L

System performance

Max pressure: 50 bar
Max temperature: 85° C
Max CO2 flow: 40 kg/h


Use this Lab CO2 Exctraction System for:

Lab machines are designed to test new lot of material/new matrices extraction conditions to be used in bigger extraction systems as per HACCP and GMP standard procedures. The utilization of a pilot plant also allows to obtain good quality extracts and/or refined products on which it is possible to perform a wide range of tests, including evaluation panels. 

With extraction systems having at least 7 liters volume, it is possible to produce small series of samples for commercial feasibility evaluation.The configuration as flexible as possible. It starts with the smallest 1.7 liters model SCFN-L1 up to the 12 liters model SCFN-L12. Above this limit please click on Pilot systems.

Gmp qualifiable

We provide all the necessary documentation requested by qualification inspectors and authority, like:

  • Material Certificate
  • Welding Certificate
  • USR (User Requirement Specifications)
  • DQ (Design Qualification)
  • IQ (Installation Qualification)
  • OQ (Operational Qualification)

Remote assistance

We give full support via internet to solve technical problems quickly and for routine maintenance interventions. In many cases our technicians are able to solve problems online without having to physically go to the installation site, by connecting to the system via the internet, thanks to cutting-edge tools for remote support.  If it is not technically possible to solve the problem remotely, the technician will be responsible for organizing an intervention on site. All support technicians are qualified and with years of experience.

Full automation

Automation is a generic term. It does not provide any information on what the machine is really doing on its own. Automation for us is not just the control of pressure, flow or temperature. We have introduced a new concept, “Adaptive Automation”, to describe a new hardware / software system capable of modifying the process cycle as required by the operator. This new automation “literally” changes the way the system will produce the extract, something completely different from simply controlling pressure and temperature.

Design on URS

By User Requirement Specifications we mean the functions that a specific device must have in order to satisfy the needs and requirements of its end user; or, more simply, it is what a device is expected to be able to offer to those who use it, in terms of functionalities. Generally their specification takes place through the drafting of a specific document (called User Requirement Specifications – URS) which takes place in the validation phase of the machinery itself, therefore before this is actually designed.

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