Sambo Filtration Blog

Common AODD problems running crude.

Common AODD problems running crude.
Over the years we have noticed one recurring theme when crude is run through an AODD pump. Premature failure of diaphragms. These problems are always attributed to three situations: poor maintenance, improper use, and running too cold.

Why Bleaching Clay may not be the best adsorbent for your process.

Why Bleaching Clay may not be the best adsorbent for your process.
If you are unsure of the impurities in your crude and their affinity to clay, perhaps clay is not always the best alternative for your process.

Why Carbon Columns may not be the best choice for your process.

Carbon adsorption is an effective method for removing impurities from crude oils, such as heavy metals, chlorophyll, carotenoids, pesticides, and others.

My 2 Cents on Diaphragm Pumps

My 2 Cents on Diaphragm Pumps
My 2 cents on pumps is as follows, use a diaphragm pump. Period.

Why bag filters may not be the best option for you.

Why bag filters may not be the best option for you.   Filtration is a function of surface area; how many square feet of filtration surface are avai...

Crystallography Theory: Importance of process on proper "Winterization"

Fractionation exploits the difference in solubility instead of melting point as in winterization. We explore theory on how to dissolve all fats in a single process.