Chemical mixing and transfer is a vital part of the manufacturing process – and often one that involves a lot of safety techniques and exposure to danger. Fortunately, using the right equipment and taking advantage of skilled design can reduce exposure, but also lead to far more efficiency in production.
There are a variety of factors that make this type of production particularly complex. For example, many factories still use the “tip-and-pour” transfer method, which can lead to overpour or toppled barrels. The probability of a spill with this method is high. For those who do use pumps for transfer, they are not necessarily sealed or contained systems, making volume and dispensation difficult.
Further, working with liquids that are toxic, flammable or corrosive are not only dangerous to those who have to handle them, but they can seriously damage the containers and parts coming into contact with aggressive acids, caustic chemicals or solvents. In these situations, low pressure drops for mixing are critical, as is the construction of the materials managing the chemicals. Minimizing wasted inventory, content evaporation and less maintenance and downtime are also critical issues when dealing with chemicals.
Komax understands all the factors that go into chemical transfer and mixing, and our line of products reflects the same. For example, our corrosion resistant Teflon and Kynar lined mixers are able to handle concentrated acid or other aggressive chemicals in a variety of sizes. Both mixers are made from schedule 40 carbon steel and 316L S.S. housings. All wetted surfaces are Teflon or Kynar, per specification, and come customizable with a choice of injection ports. Our mixers provide peak efficiency with no moving parts, meaning less or no downtime and exposure to toxic chemicals.
At Komax we understand that a tough job requires tough equipment.