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How Do Inline Static Mixers Work?

Mixing dissimilar components, such as gas and liquid, is more complex than mixing fluids with similar consistencies. Static mixers are an excellent tool for this purpose to reduce power consumption, project cost, and eliminate maintenance-related downtime. A static mixer consists of a housing unit and Komax’s unique triple-action mixing elements that effectively incorporate materials into a homogenous mixture using the line’s already existing kinetic energy.

An inline static mixer fits into the pipes of your system with flanged, threaded, or custom ends. Our engineers will work with you and your team to develop a design that meets your needs and system requirements to ensure the new addition of an inline static mixer fits your process seamlessly.

At Komax Systems we have a number of static mixer variations to fit the needs of your specific process such as:

Along with these few examples there are a number of specialized static mixers that we at Komax Systems offer our clients to ensure the correct solution to their specific needs.

What Is a Static Mixer?

A static mixer is a type of equipment used in various industries to mix fluids. Our engineers custom-design each static mixer to fit into your new or existing piping system.

Unlike dynamic mixers, inline static mixers have no moving parts; the mixing action is the direct result of pressure in the lines. This reduces the wear and maintenance requirements of mechanical mixers and cuts down on overall production costs as static mixers don’t require auxiliary electricity to function.

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What Industries Use Them?

Facilities in a wide variety of industries can benefit from the implementation of a static mixer:

  • Chemical plants
  • Petrochemical Plants
  • Power Plants
  • Desalination plants
  • Mining Applications
  • Food and beverage manufacturing
  • Municipal water treatment and distribution
  • Oil and gas extraction, refining, and transportation
  • Pulp and paper industries
  • Water/Wastewater treatment

Applications for Static Mixers

Our engineers custom design each Komax System’s mixer to meet your unique process needs. Flow rate, viscosity, pipe size, and the fluids being mixed all affect the final design. Some common types of static mixers and their applications include but are not limited to:

  • PVC Static Mixer for water and general low-temperature/pressure industrial uses
  • FRP Static Mixer for chemical plants and other highly corrosive environments
  • Lined Static Mixer for multiple applications that deal with caustic materials that could erode the pipeline
  • Wafer Static Mixer for water treatment and oil and gas refining
  • Non-Clogging Static Mixer, also known as the Hi-Pass Static Mixer, is designed to effectively mix polymer solution into sludge flows prior to the dewatering process

What Are Static Mixers Made Of?

The material of your static mixer must match its use. For example, both temperature and corrosiveness can impact mixer construction. Common construction materials for static mixers include:

  • Carbon steel
  • Fiberglass
  • PVC and other plastics 
  • Stainless steel 
  • Titanium and other exotic alloys

Request a Quote on a Custom Inline Static Mixer

Every Komax Systems static mixer is designed and built for your unique needs and includes an industry-leading process and mechanical warranty, so you never have to worry about product failure. Contact us today to speak with an engineer.