Vitalis Extraction Technology, a manufacturer of industrial-scale supercritical CO2 extraction equipment for cannabis, was recently granted a patent for the design of its flow control valve.
According to the company, the new technology, represents a significant improvement from a simple needle-valve design. Vitalis’ flow control valve allows the equipment operator to have more control over the flow of CO2 at all pressure ranges, compared to on/off or pressure control valves.
The valve allows the operator of the superfluid extraction system to manage the flow of CO2 running from the extraction vessel into the separator assembly to maximize yield, quality and efficiency.
“This patent exemplifies our dedication to ongoing innovation and producing equipment that exceeds the accepted standards and raises industry expectations when it comes to CO2 extraction technology,” said James Seabrook, chief technology officer and co-founder of Vitalis. “It underscores our commitment to providing our customers with the highest level of quality and workmanship. We look forward to continuing to our culture of innovation.”