Dual I-580

dual/triple 580-i

A dual 580+580-liter system with stainless steel frame, vessels, and piping.


  • Width:  26.5 feet (8.1 meters)
  • Height: 19.6 feet (6 meters)
  • Depth: 19.8 feet (6.4 meters)
  • Weight: 46,200 lbs (21,000kg)
  • Recommended Room Size: 50 x 40 feet (15 x 12 meters) with a ceiling height of 33 feet (10 meters)

Technical Specifications

  • Voltage: 460 AC-V or 400 AC-V
  • Frequency: 60 Hz or 50 Hz
  • Installed Power: 110 kw
  • Current: 153 A

CE or UL certification for the electrical panel is available as an option.
Pressure vessels are ASME-certified, and control system is SIL4-rated.


This machine is composed of two extraction vessels, three separation vessels, a separated chiller, and separated heater. The system comes with one pump for COand can be configured with another pump for a co-solvent. It can reach max pressure (Pmax) of 330 bar and max temperature (Tmax) of 80 °C. There are two pressure set-points: the first one is for extraction vessels and the second one for separation vessels. There are 5 pressure gauges and voltage can be chosen on request. Carbon dioxide is continually recycled with a closed circuit for fluid recirculation.

The system has PLC on board and is connected to the internet by an Ethernet network connection. It is fully automatic and it’s equipped with a touchscreen panel.

The system is PED/CE certified and ASME/UL certified.


There are two pumps:

  1. The most important is the CO2 pump, the carbon dioxide is the principal solvent for the extraction of apolar chemical compounds.
  2. The secondary pump is used for the release of polar or medium apolar co-solvents during the process – useful for the extraction of chemical compounds with different degrees of polarity.

At the condition of max pressure, these pumps can ensure a CO2 Flow of 2,500 kg/h, and Co-solvent Flow of 250 L/h.

The extraction process is based on small variations of solvent’s (CO2) pressure and temperature. These critical operations are ensured by several heat exchangers filled with water, which is heated or cooled by a separated, external chiller and heater. 

Vessel Volumes

  • Extractor volume 1 & 2: 580 L
  • Extraction canister volume 1 & 2: 500 L
  • Separator 1 volume: 150 L
  • Separators 2 & 3 volumes: 100 L
  • Accumulator volume: 1500 L

Other Specifications

  • ASME certified safety valve for each vessel in isolated tubing from the vessel
  • Low headroom hoist
  • 15-inch touchscreen
  • PLC microprocessor Intel i7
  • Compressed air pressure 100 Ψ
  • Compressed air flow 1 CFM/h
  • 2 Back pressure automatic pilot valves
  • 2 Automatic back pressure valves

Triple I-580

There’s also an option for three extraction vessels with 580 L of volume and 500 L of canister volume.


  • Width:  32.1 feet (9.8 meters)
  • Height: 20 feet (6 meters)
  • Depth: 19.8 feet (6.4 meters)
  • Weight: 53,000 lbs (24,000 kg)
  • Recommended Room Size: 56 x 40 feet (17 x 12 meters) with a ceiling height of 33 feet (10 meters)

Read more about how Hightech’s Triple Extractor Configuration Provides Maximum Flexibility.