CO2 extraction company Vitalis Extraction Technology (Vitalis) announced that it has received its first patent for a flow control valve, according to a public release provided by media outlet Cision.
Patent US10143937 involves the design of a cyclone separator and superfluid extraction system with a novel needle flow control valve, according to a release provided by media outlet Cision.
The novel needle valve allows the operator to manage the CO2 flow running from the extraction vessel into the separator assembly and achieve process optimisation.
News of the patent follows on from Vitalis earning its American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME) certification for its fabrication facility in October.
“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."