The double extractor system gives you a great advantage: the semi continuous extraction. This kind of extraction means that the process never stop.
The semi continuous extraction reduces the down times and bacterial contaminations in the system. The CO2 flows continuously in the circuit, this Avoids Accumulation of Dirt and Bacteria. In the semi-continuous extraction process, the extraction begins with the extractor 1 and proceeds with the extractor 2. Then from the extractor 2 it proceeds to the extractor 1 and so on. It never stops until the production manager decides to clean the system.
The semi continuous process gives many advantages:
- The CO2 is always circulating: bacteria and dirt don't deposit in the circuit.
- The fast closing system reduce to 5 minutes unlading/reloading the canisters.
- The production per day is increased of 25% if it's compared to a single extractor system
With 25% higher output per day, the return on the investment is greatly advantaged.