Petrodist 100CC PETRODIST 100 CC

Turn Key Processor controlled crude oil distillation system for fully automatic operation according to ASTM D-2892.
Compact design with control system and safety items for unattended operation. No operator intervention and no intermediate stops are required.
The distillation ensues automatically from the gas cut (IBP) to the pre-selected end point without any interruptions and any interventions. The yield calculation refers to the weight of the flask charge. The weights of the fractions are detected by means of a build in electronic balance prior to the discharge from the system into the fraction collector. The system can alternatively be equipped with a volume follower for volume detection.
A data station for overriding parameter input as well as for display and print-out of all operation parameters, distillation results and TBP-curve, as well as an external balance is included.
The system is modularly constructed and provides the possibility to allow several options like water removal (prior to the start of the distillation), stainless steel flasks, gas detector, hydrogen sulfide-alarm and trap as well as a complete sheating of the system. The TBP-curve will then be printed out in weight and volume percentage.
Technical data:
Flask size: 1, 4, 6, 10 or 20 L
Flask charge: 30 – 60 % of flask size
Operation temperature: up to 350° C (AET 420°C)
Operation pressure: vacuum down to 1 Torr
Fraction collector: 20 receivers
Power consumption: 4500 W (without options)
Max. ambient temperature: 25° C
Mains supply: 230 / 380 V, 50 Hz, 5-wire system,
3-phase + N + PE
Dimensions (w x h x d): 1,45 x 3.50 x 1,0 m

Petrodist 200CC PETRODIST 200CC

Turn key processor controlled crude oil distillation system for fully automatic operation according to ASTM D-5236 (Standard Test Method for Distillation of Heavy Hydrocarbon Mixtures, Vacuum Potstill Method).
The distillation ensues automatically from the start to the pre-selected or detected end point.
The distillate volume is automatically recorded by means of an integrated volume follower system. The volume is measured separately on every individual receiver. The unit does not contain any intermediate receiver i.e. to avoid reblend of the distillate. The volume calculation is expressed as percentage corresponding to the weight and the volume of the flask charge or total recovery. The distillation curve is printed out in weight and volume percent.
The fraction changes are carried out automatically, alternatively according to a pre-selected boiling temperature or distillate volume or when the receivers are filled up. The vacuum-tight fraction collector contains 12 receivers with a capacity related to the flask size.
The boil up rate is controlled according to a pre-selected distillation rate in ml/min. An accurate vacuum control guarantees the required stability of the distillation pressure.
All necessary accessories will be supplied together with the system. The installation requires water, nitrogen, compressed air and electricity.
Technical data:
Available flask sizes: 2, 4, 6, 10, 20 L
Receiver capacity: 12 x 500 ml (24×250 ml upon request)
Operating temperature: up to 400° C (750° F)
Operating pressure: vacuum down to 0.1 Torr
Final cut temperature: up to 565° C AET (1050° F)
Max. ambient temperature: 25° C


Determination of boiling ranges of crude oil products under vacuum in fully automatic operation.

Key Features:

  • Operate in strict accordance with ASTM D1160 by using 1 single receiver.
  • Using a new type of automatic fraction collector with 5 receivers, 200 mL each.
  • Fraction collector can be operated by volume or by preselected cut temperatures.
  • Software kit to perform distillation similar ASTM D5236 with dynamic vacuum reduction procedure down to 0.1 Torr.
  • Flask sizes available 500, 1000, 2000 mL.
  • Tempered automatic discharge pump for easy drain of even viscous product into open fraction collector.
  • Receivers can be closed with cap GL 45.
  • New Pilodist brand touch screen panel control.
  • Fully automatic reporting and storage of results.
  • Atmospheric distillation.
  • Water removal (dehydration) process prior to distillation.
  • Biodiesel distillation.
  • LIMS connectivity.

The distillation is automatic, from the initial boiling point to the pre-selected end boiling point or detected break-off. The criteria for break-off are:

  • The pre-selected final AET (atmospheric equivalent temperature) is reached.
  • The maximum bath temperature is reached.
  • The maximum flask temperature is reached.
  • The pre-selected distillate volume is reached.
  • The flask insert cracks.
  • The distillate pressure drops.
  • Product lack in the flask.
The distillation volume is measured automatically in a tempered receiver. The yield is calculated in percentage to the charge quantity. Distillation report, final data and distillation curve are printed out.

Technical Data:

Flask size: 500, 1000, 2000 ml
Flask charge: 200 ml
Operating temperature: up to 400° C (750° F)
Operating pressure: vacuum down to 1 Torr
Final cut temperature: up to 550° C AET (1020° F)
Max. ambient temperature: 25° C


The new generation of automatic combined crude oil distillation system PETRODIST 400 A with 10 and 6 litre flasks.
This system combines two methods for crude oil distillation (ASTM D-2892 / D-5236) and represents an economic approach by using several system components to alternatively work for both distillation systems.
The system includes a complete set-up for the distillation process for ASTM D-2892 (TBP distillation) as well as a complete set-up for ASTM D-5236 (Potstill distillation). Both distillation parts are combined by using  one common fraction collector, central control station incl. PC and vacuum supply – and thermostat- station. Due to these commonly used components the operator can run either TBP distillation or POTSTILL distillation at a time (not simultaneously).

 PD 1120 CC resized PILODIST PD 1120 CC

Fully-automatic system for the determination of the equilibrium boiling point of engine coolants and brake fluids conforming to ASTM-D1120 and SAE-J1704
The system is designed for fully-automatic operation conforming to ASTM-D1120 to determine very precise and reproducible to the boiling point of engine coolants and brake fluids.
A complete test can be done in approx. 8-15 minutes. An indelible print out with all results is performed automatically and additionally a PDF-file can be created for network connectivity.
The product is being charged and heated up to the boiling point. The drop rate of the condensed product is being detected and registered by means of an optical sensor. Up to the point when the optimal and pre-selectable drop rate per second is achieved the system will control the heating power by pulse duration modulation. The system controls the operation until the required equilibrium is stabilized. The temperature of the liquid is being measured by means of very precise temperature sensor.
By using a barometric sensor the boiling point correction is being calculated and presented via programmed formula. All parameters are variable in order to follow different applications and test procedures in the same system.
PILODIST 1120 CC can be operated in different measuring modes to be selected via an integrated touchpanel. All parameters are indicated during the measuring process as well as the results. The basic included test methods are:
Technical data:
Filing volume: 60ml
Working pressure: ATM
Temperature measure: max. 450° C
Temperature measurement: Type A:
Up to + 320° C
Resolution 0.01° C
Accuracy 0.5° C
Type B:
Up to +450° C
Resolution 0.1° C
Accuracy 0.5° C
Pressure measurement: 900mbar bis 1100mbar
Resolution 0.1mbar
Accuracy 1mbar



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