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To watch our short assembly video of this kit please scroll down to the movie at the bottom....
Currently available in 60 Litre and 120 Litre, This component form kit provides the basic requirements of a Bio Diesel Processing System, capable of product crude biodiesel.
By following our advice, and using an Oilybits Processor Kit, in conjunction with Water Misting, Bubble Drying via an Oilybits Dessicant Tower, and Filtering to 1 Micron, you can achieve EN14214 or very close to it in a domestic environment and without a significant cost outlay. Dont take our word for it, see the "Biodiesel Sample Test Report" below, from one of our customers who owns our "Basic Processor", note the comment at the bottom from the test house - one of the best low scale production samples they have ever seen!
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED;
STAND - The kit is not supplied with a stand for the tank, we recommend customers build a low cost stand from timber or "Galvanised Slotted Angle" to make best use of the space they have available. Alternatively we can supply a steel stand for this kit, full information can be found HERE. Stands are always expensive due to their bulk and associated shipping costs which is why we recommend users build their own on site.
AIR PUMP - The kit is supplied with an air inlet with adjustment valve for airflow, for users to attach an air compressor or air pump (not supplied) to purge your WVO or Biodiesel of Water and or Methanol. We do not recommend small domestic fish tank / aquarium aerators as they do not provide enough airflow to dry the fuel in a sensible amount of time. A proper workshop air compressor with 24L reservoir, OR a high flow fish tank / aquarium air pump (90 LPM airflow) will provide more than enough air to dry up to 100L of fuel completely in less than 1 hour. To make drying more efficient we also supply our own range of Dessicant Vessels to remove moisture from the air before it enters the biodiesel You can find a range of high quality, quiet running Air Pumps on this site HERE
VENTILATION - When bubble drying, it is recommended that the top cap be unscrewed to allow vapour out, which must not build up in the surrounding atmosphere, vapor extraction can be assisted by means of a 100mm extractor fan and aluminium duct. Ventilation equipment can be found HERE
Using a Two-Stage-Base Rection, If you water wash then air dry, and filter your fuel, it is possible to achieve EN standard, or close to it, without using potentially expensive dry wash media
IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTICE - NEVER leave plastic tank reactors unattended and ALWAYS isolate power to the entire system when you are not present. If your reactor leaks, runs dry, or the element is switched on accidentally, then the tank will melt and pose a fire risk. Always keep a fire extinguisher to hand around the processor. To see what can happen to an unattended processor that is accidentally switched on CLICK HERE
A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO MAKING BIODIESEL CAN BE FOUND ON THIS WEBSITE HERE
BULK CHEMICALS FOR PROCESSING 625 TO 2050 LITRES OF WVO CAN BE FOUND HERE
SPECIAL FEATURES OF THE OILYBITS BIODIESEL PROCESSOR
The kit is supplied with our unique 16-Element Static Mixer, which will ensure a completely homogenous 100% mix of the ingredients going through it, leading to a far greater purity of fuel over standard "slosh" or "velocity" mixing, a Static Mixer can best be described as a rod onto which 16 small propellors are welded, so the liquid is churned over and over as it goes past each propellor. The system also features a branch upstream of the pump, into which Methoxide can be drawn by the suction of the pump. By adjusting the valves to the Methoxide and Vegetable Oil Inlets, the mixture can be controlled so that the Methoxide is never "neat" in the system, and this thereby reduces the risk of a flammable or excessively corrosive mixture being present in the Processor
The Kit is supplied with a High Accuracy Thermometer with 50mm Thermowell, which measures the temperatures inside the pipework, as the biodiesel is pumped through. the Thermometer measure 0-120c, and so is good for both the reaction, and the dryign stage where a temperatue of 90-105c is recommended.
The kit is supplied with an Oilybits Misting Kit which will enable water washing of the raw bio diesel after the Glycerol has been drained, by connecting the mister to a standard 1/2"ID Garden Hose
The kit is supplied with a 1 Micron Particle Filter at its outlet, which can then be conected to post-production purification equipment, such as an Ion Exchange Resin Tower, Eco2pure Tower, or Filter, or a simple Dispensing Nozzle (None of which are included with this kit but are optional extras shown in bottom image)
The kit is supplied with a 3kw Incoloy Sheathed Immersion Heater which offers a far greater chemical resistance to Biodiesel, than standard copper immersion heaters.
The kit is not supplied with any formal instructions, but is supplied "loosely screwed together", and with a schematic diagram so that the assembler can see how it all needs to be connected, which is as per the photograph in this listing. Instructions on how to make biodiesel can always be found on our website and are regularly updated, instructions on how to make biodiesel can be found HERE
In summary, our kit includes the following components:
To complete assembly, you will need a selection of tools, including an adjustable spanner, knife, and screwdriver, and the following more specific items which we can supply (in optional extras at foot of listing):
The optional accessories below are available if required for additional safety:
Oilybits 16 Amp, 230vAC Level Control Switch
Download Oilybits Level Control Switch - Installation Instructions PDF
Oilybits 16 Amp, 230vAC Immersion Element Installation Kit
Watch the Oilybits Biodiesel Processor Assembly Video!
Download Oilybits, 120L Basic Reactor Schematic PDF
Download Oilybits, 60L Basic Reactor Schematic PDF
Download Oilybits, Biodiesel Processor Safety Notice PDF
Download Oilybits, Biodiesel Sample Test Report PDF
(All prices include VAT)
120 Litre Tank Capacity -
£445.00 (£370.83 ex. VAT)
60 Litre Tank Capacity -
£425.00 (£354.17 ex. VAT)
Kit WITHOUT Tank -
£330.00 (£275.00 ex. VAT)
Tools - Heater Spanner -
£4.00 (£3.33 ex. VAT)
Tools - Hole Saw Set -
£6.00 (£5.00 ex. VAT)
Upgrade - Armaflex -
£10.60 (£8.83 ex. VAT)
Product Code: OILR243