Static mixers are the ideal way to control slurry and other processes that may require complex mixing procedures. Not only are they energy efficient, but they require less downtime for cleaning, since there are no moving parts. But what if you work in an industry with a heavy product, one that is prone to clogging? Is a static mixer for you?
A Komax Hi-Pass Sludge Mixer is designed to handle even the heaviest sludge. What makes the difference? It is all in the design. High-density mixtures need rounding mixing edges and minimal pressure drop in order to eliminate clogging. Heavy mixtures in particular that require polymer distribution and mixing prior to the dewatering process are particularly good candidates for a Hi-Pass. Why? Because the static action inside incorporates fixed projections within the pipe that redirect flow so that the mixing element creates gentle angles resistant to build-up – even for the most fibrous materials.
Even better than lack of clogging is the self-cleaning environment with flow reversal, taking care of any stray elements. This greatly reduces any need for maintenance, and for a heavy slurry, this is a godsend. Sludge mixing – even for solid material up to half the diameter of the pipe! – can flow through uninterrupted.
Mixer and injector work together as a team to introduce polymers into the stream and ensure uniform distribution and consistency. Because of this combination, many manufacturers find they can use as much as 25% less of the needed polymer and still get the desired effect – a cost savings, to boot.
Static mixers are great for many polymer distribution needs. Just because the flow may be heavier, it doesn’t mean you need to miss out on the efficiency and quality of a static mixer. It’s good to know that a heavy sludge process can still benefit from the value of a Komax Hi-Pass Sludge Mixer!