A big part of our business is finding equipment that meets the needs of our customers. We’ve always worked to design steam heaters and mixers that fit individual lines and process applications, but that became a bit more real for us during the oil sands boom in Alberta. Early on, it became clear that many companies needed a better way to treat the effluent tailings ponds, and that technology simply hadn’t arrived on scene yet. Komax worked to come up with a solution for those companies struggling to find the right treatment method, and the result was our Hi-Pass Produced Water Mixer.
Changing The Face of Our Technology
Many companies have relied on our Hi-Pass Sludge Mixer over the years. It has always meant solid results for those companies involved. Using that same concept, we were able to produce a better water mixer for the companies involved in oil sands contracts.
Tailings treatment means dealing with the water in the tailings ponds, which are a mixture of clay, sand, and water. The Hi-Pass design was already the perfect solution. It meant a low cost, maintenance free way to speed up the reclamation process, but the most incredible part was the built-in non-fouling technology, a must thanks to the clay and sand in those ponds. To mix the two effectively, Komax factored in the necessary flow rates, density, and viscosity. They result was a water mixer that was designed in any potential size to fit the pipeline needs of each company.
Advantages abound when we created this new mixer. Thanks to a non-clogging design, it was extremely resistant to fouling of any kind. It mixes chemical solutions into main flows before the dewatering process, and it provides wall to wall radial transfer. It does all of that with a very low pressure drop as well.
Have a special need you think our technology can address? Contact us today, and we can work with you to make certain your company is as efficient as possible.