The Goldfisch Fat Extractor has long been recognized by the AOAC as an accepted means of determining fat and oil content in samples and is listed in AOAC methods. The Fat Extractor reduces extraction time from 16 hours to about four hours through its efficient refluxing system. The operation is accomplished by using a single beaker as the solvent chamber. The procedure involves placing samples between a boiling solvent and a cold surface. As boiling continues, the solvent vaporizes, condenses on the cold surface, and washes down through the samples into the boiling solvent below.
Six 100-watt, spring-loaded heaters raise and lower into position for easy, one-hand operation. Following the extraction process, support stirrups hold beakers at a slight angle above the heaters to dry the extract. Three infinite control knobs direct the variable heat input from 20-100% of capacity. Metal condensers with stainless steel heads are cone-shaped and have crown-like points over the samples to eliminate solvent channeling and ensure complete extraction. Automatic pressure relief valves relieve pressure build-up in the condensers, then reset themselves to create a closed system of extraction.
All of the following components are included: twelve 100mL beakers manufactured of thick-wall borosilicate glass with flanged and grounded tops to facilitate connection to condenser; six alundum extraction thimbles, heat covers, beaker seals, beaker rings, upper condenser gaskets, borosilicate glass sample tubes and reclaiming tubes. No additional hot plates, glassware, condensers, rubber hoses, clamps or support rods are necessary.
The Goldfisch Fat Extractor is completely factory assembled. The only connections required for operation are to a water source and an electrical receptacle. Comes equipped with 3/8" IPS control valve for connection to cold water supply and 3/4" IPS water outlet for connection to an open drain of at least 3/4" IPS. With 6 ft, 3-wire cord with plug.
Dimensions: 35.75"W x 9"D x 26.88"H