The biggest benefit to CLS over open blasting is safety.¬†Operating a CLS safely requires close adherence to procedure and understanding the system you’re working with. This guide is made to introduce you to the procedure. Familiarize yourself with each of the components and learn each of the names, as they will be used throughout the guide.

Final image - component labels

Component Number Component Abbreviation
1 Extraction Column Valve ECV
2 Low Pressure Recovery Manifold RM (2)
3 High Pressure Recovery Manifold RM (3)
4 Purge Port PP
5 Recovery Cylinder RC
6 Vacuum Pump VP
7 Recovery Pump RP
8 Dehydration Column or Filter Drier DC
9 Extraction Column EC
10 Extractor Collection Chamber ECC


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