• MINIDIST PLUS type A V7 D5236 fully automatic  0.5 L to 50L
  • MINIDIST PLUS type A V7 D5236 fully automatic  0.5 L to 50L
  • MINIDIST PLUS type A V7 D5236 fully automatic  0.5 L to 50L
  • MINIDIST PLUS type A V7 D5236 fully automatic  0.5 L to 50L

MINIDIST PLUS type A V7 D5236 fully automatic 0.5 L to 50L

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Fully automatic apparatus ASTM D5236
Real-time curves and synoptic display on color LCD
Automatic, variable speed vacuum lowering and regulation
Automatic distillation rate control 
Automatic IBP and FBP detections
Automatic, 12 position fraction collector
Multiple fractions at atmospheric and vacuum pressure 
Automatic sample cleaning
Run in °C or °F, mmHg or mBar
Extensive library of distillation programs 
Data storage of unlimited distillation runs with USB key and/or to LIMS transfer
Built-in Ethernet interface
Printer included 
MIN+ Type A 0.5 L to 50L
Multiple options available
Upgradeable to multiprocess operation with D2892 cabinet or D1160 cabinet


Our fully automatic distillation unit in accordance with ASTM 5236 method, distills crude residues or heavy cuts with automatic procedure from sample loading to reduced pressure, with operator intervention only to remove prepared fractions at the end of each 3-4 hour sequence (if more than 12 fractions need to be prepared). Unit includes a D5236 column and stainless steel boiling flask with 2 to 30L capacity. Special column and flask sizes are available on request.
This unit facilitates all types of discontinuous distillation of chemical and organic components for boiling temperatures up to 350°C/650°F under atmospheric pressure, as well as vacuum down to 0.1 mmHg (the atmospheric equivalent temperature, AET, of 600-650°C/1100-1200°F).

The complete POTSTILL D5236 distillation can be performed from sample loading to Final Boiling Point within about 3-4 hours. All sequences are chained automatically. When the next step involves a pressure change, the sample charge flask is automatically cooled to a preset temperature and returned to atmospheric pressure. Then the operator may remove full distillate receivers and replace them before approving the continuation of the next step toward FBP. The fractions can be measured by temperature and/or % volume set points. 

The MINIDIST PLUS type A process cabinet is a closed cabinet with safety doors for easy access and maintenance. Version V7.0 includes a built-in Linux industrial controller with interface process boards, color LCD display, industrial alphanumeric keyboard and mouse. There is no longer a need for an external Windows PC supervisor.

The MINIDIST PLUS type A is the renowned ASTM D5236 Potstill distillation apparatus from the extensive product line of crude oil evaluation distillation units with mono or multi- process configurations from GECIL process. 
These fully automatic POTSTILL D5236 distillation units have been used successfully in the industry for many years.


automatic, ASTM D5236 distillation units type A with 2L to 50L capacity
No operator intervention from start to FBP 650 C AET
vacuum dynamic lowering to achieve maximum recovery
Up to 300/400 Potstill analysis per year 
Easy operation in local-mode 
No need for an external PC to operate with all functions of GECDIST V7