Sambo Filtration Blog

Trolley Vacuum Troubleshoot

Vacuum assist helps increase filtration rate, but overzealous use can lead to problems. Here is a simple troubleshooting guide.

Winterization SOP, my take on it anyways.

Most likely you will come to the same conclusion I did, you must winterize.

What Filtration equipment to use and why.

Wondering what equipment to use for your various filtration needs? Look no further than this, your ultimate guide.

Why Diaphragms Fail

This is the #1 reason pump diaphragms fail when pumping cold solvents, and what to do about it.

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 alwa...

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 o...

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 availa...

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 ...