In the oil industry today, the potential for profits are absolutely everywhere, but so is the potential for mistakes. Unfortunately, mistakes here can be very costly. Komax, though, has a long history of helping companies reduce those mistakes and get back on track.
A Brief History
More than two decades ago, Chevron came to Komax, hoping to get some help with accuracy. His goal? A low pressure drop static mixer that would mean better accuracy at the point of sampling. That one point of contact led to extensive product development and lab testing, but the result was amazing. Our Custody Transfer mixer came out of intense product development, and since then, more than 10,000 have been installed worldwide. In fact, it’s become the industry standard.
Why It Works
One of the reasons we’ve become known as the company to consider for a custody transfer mixer is that we included special features few others have. For starters, where you install it is quite different. It can be placed in either a horizontal or vertical pipeline. In the horizontal setting, the first mixing element is set at an angle, which means the bottom one works as a ramp, pushing the bottom water up into that crude. Then the internal vortices send water back up into the crude as well, which helps to minimize those spikes that are so costly to companies.
The differences between our custody transfer mixer and theirs don’t stop there, though. Easy installation was a must during development, so we create a two-inched flanged port for the auto sampler connection to make things a bit simpler.
Perhaps the biggest difference, though, is the exit straightening fin. that helps to cancel axial flow rotation downstream to prevent a centrifuging issue. The sampler is two to four pipe diameters downstream, so that means more reliable results.
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