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Re: My New WVO Processor
« Reply #45 on: January 08, 2012, 12:10:14 AM »

Hi Casey,

It's called "Fear of the final step"   ;D
Get on with it man !

And send pictures when you're done.

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Re: My New WVO Processor
« Reply #46 on: January 08, 2012, 02:13:13 AM »
Gosh,

I got distracted this time by a solar project but I put the scrubber right in the middle of the path from and into the garage. 

When I finish the scrubber I won't have any excuse for not firing up the bio-diesel processor as I plan on using the scrubber as the final step in both WVO cleaning and biodiesel drying. 

But as I said a few months ago I'm running out of things to put in my way.

Thanks for the push.

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Re: My New WVO Processor
« Reply #47 on: January 09, 2012, 08:10:23 AM »
Hey Veggie! What happened to the video?? I wanted to have a look at this awesome setup everyone is loving :)

I am thinking about a centrifuge setup as well possibly, I guess it will depend on how clean the oil is when I start to collect it... they aren't too expensive either really 160 bucks is pretty cheap as long as you can find an old power steering pump and motor to run the sucker!

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Re: My New WVO Processor
« Reply #48 on: January 09, 2012, 11:09:38 PM »
Now replaced with Version 2.0  ;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yI5-8hFWpSU

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Re: My New WVO Processor
« Reply #49 on: January 09, 2012, 11:32:16 PM »
wow thats a great all in one setup! your oil is very clean I guess having it pass through the centrifuge 35 times helps doesn't it :) do you have a photo of the colour of the oil going into centrifuge? I am starting to like the idea of centrifuging oil over filtering.


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Re: My New WVO Processor
« Reply #50 on: January 10, 2012, 10:12:58 AM »
Hi veggie,

Great looking processor.

I noticed that your processing 5 gallon batches.  Why did you settle on that sized batch tank?

A picture of the "before" oil would be nice.  It sure is purdy when it comes out.

I noticed you're using a rather high volume fan.  Do I need that much air flow?

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« Reply #51 on: January 10, 2012, 11:37:53 PM »
Bigger the fan the dryer the oil really.... if you don't have much water content then you could probably get away with a smaller fan but you can't really tell if it's effective or not unless you can accurately test the water content.

I had an idea of heating a small amount of oil up over 100c for a short period of time in a live flow system ie oil flows in gets heated to >100c water boils off then it goes back into the drum and cools back down to 80 or whatever is in the drum, this saves heating the entire drum up to a really hot temperature.

I don't know how long I would need to hold the oil at boiling temp to get rid of the moisture, maybe its an in-efficient way of doing it compared to a fan blowing :)

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Re: My New WVO Processor
« Reply #52 on: January 11, 2012, 01:59:36 AM »

I noticed that your processing 5 gallon batches.  Why did you settle on that sized batch tank?

I noticed you're using a rather high volume fan.  Do I need that much air flow?

Casey


1] 5 gallon batches for two reasons:
a] space. I have very little spare room in my garage.
b] I collect the WVO in 5 gallon jugs. I can pour it straight into the processor right after collection. No dirty oil sitting around.

2] High volume fan:
It's not really high volume. No specific calculation done there. It's the only small blower I could find which runs on 120 volt AC.
You need enough air to carry away the moisture when heated to 150f or greater.
The fan does have a cooling effect because the air passes over the oil stream as it falls back to the tank.
You will find it necessary to keep the heater(s) on when the fan is running or your batch will cool down.

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