Thursday, March 13, 2008

There is a long and involved story behind all of this which I will have to write about in another post but for now this is the beginning of the:
Filter System Set Up
Brandon actually letting me take his picture and for those that do not know he is actually getting dirty. (He does not do that often.)
The two black tanks on the platform are the de-watering tanks. Where the oil will be heated and let settle to get the water out.
The fittings under the de-watering tanks to get the water out.
Just having to redo the plan because the white hose with the braiding inside will not bend especially in the cold.
First stage filter which is a cleanable screen filter and we have two mesh sizes to filter between the white barrel and the first de-watering barrel.

Still trying to get it together.
No Jeff is not sucking the oil out of the drum he had to chew the end round in the cold weather it was sort of oval and it had to be round to go on the fitting.
Not quite done. The white barrel to the right is the first stage storage barrel. The bucket sitting on top has a bung fitted in the bottom that fits into the bung of the barrel and then there is a screen in the top of the bucket so it is a giant 5 gallon funnel that screens out large pieces from the oil.

Looks done and there is a heater inserted into the white barrel right now so they can heat the oil enough to pump it out. ( I will have to take pictures of the heater another time.)
The last stage filters from the last black de-watering barrel into the truck or a holding tank.
Hmm! not working too good!
Working but not quite right.

They decided it was air leaks so they are redoing some of the places.

Looks done but and it is working but not quite right they have decided to redo a spot or two but need more hose.
Well that is all for today will try to talk more in a day or two about the reasons for all this and what is happening next.


zooman said...

Great looking pics Tanya, it should be getting warm enough soon so you can get the conversion done.

grandmacarnes said...

Where are you going to get all this used vegetable oil? I saw a guy on TV that went to restaurants. Is that what you are planning to do?