News | August 25, 2009

Genevac Announces High Performance Solvent Trapping


The SpeedTrap™ is a revolutionary cold trap developed by Genevac. The SpeedTrap™ provides high performance solvent trapping having a high power compressor running at -50 ÂșC and is incredibly simple to use. All solvents collect in the insulated, plastic coated glass vessel as a liquid, even water, therefore there is no time wasted waiting for the system to defrost. The user can see the progress of evaporation and determine when the trap should be emptied. The collection vessel is removed with a simple quarter turn, allowing users to quickly, easily and safely empty the cold trap.

SpeedTrap features a novel cooled condenser coil, which is extremely efficient, compared to traditional evaporator condenser designs and operates in a novel way. The cold condenser coils are suspended directly in the vapour path enabling solvent vapours to condense directly on to the coils and run off into the collection vessel below without freezing. This method is highly efficient offering more than twice the condensing power of traditional cold trap systems.

SpeedTrap™ technology is available on the latest versions of the Genevac EZ-2 evaporators and as an option with the miVac modular concentrators. The SpeedTrap™ works in a similar fashion in both cases, although on the EZ-2 evaporators the SpeedTrap™ has enhanced solvent resistance compared to the version available for use with the miVac concentrators.

About Genevac
Genevac, a SP Industries company, was founded in 1990. Today the company employs around 85 people, with manufacturing, R&D and marketing headquartered in Ipswich, UK. Genevac today offers a comprehensive portfolio of evaporators to suit almost any solvent removal application, purchasing budget or productivity requirement.

SOURCE: SP Scientific Products