Used to refine resources into materials, the refining canister is buyable from the Second Life® Marketplace and can be found around various sims. The efficasy of the refining canister depends on the quality of filter a particular player has. The solution to these calculations are also supplemented by luck.
To refine a resource currently in a ship's inventory, one can click a refining canister and proceed using the Galactic Trade page ordinarily with a ship attached. Naturally, this also requires the HUD.