The demands for precise and responsive chemical dosing in the treatment of drinking water is growing. Not only does the water industry require precise metering of chemicals but it needs to process the demands, stringent levels of residuals, but also to perform when operating in a variety of flow conditions. The technology needs to be able to handle common fouling and plugging issues. The Hi-Pass Static Mixer specifically solves many problems and offers a solution.
The need for quality mixing equipment isn’t going to disappear anytime soon. For this reason, Komax Systems has developed a Hi-Pass Static Mixer that addresses that need in a surprisingly efficient manner.
Fouling and plugging plague many industries but none more so than the water industry, and for companies and municipalities, that creates loss production and downtime due to cleaning and maintenance. The Hi-Pass Static Mixer is specifically designed to be extremely resistant to fouling or clogging, as the elements are smoothly contoured with a large radius. They have eliminated corners, meaning it does not trap solid or fibrous materials. In fact, the Hi-Pass design will readily pass individual solid items with a nominal diameter up to ½ that of the sludge mixer itself.
The dewatering process in polymer solutions is not only a key mixing process for many companies but one where many problems occur too. It’s here that the Hi-Pass truly shines. Many companies have found that using a Komax Hi-Pass Static Mixer results in polymer savings in excess of 25%.
Hi-Pass Static Mixers consist of a four-element set with three inter-set cavities. Offering high wall-to-wall radial transfer, mixers can pass individual solid items with diameters up to ½ of sludge mixer. The unit’s mixing action is independent on any standing or trailing vortex flow. The product is equipped with triple action mixing elements, two-by-two, cross current and counter-rotating vortices that eliminate tunneling effects.
The reason for the success of this mixer lies in the technology that stands behind it. The mixing action provided Hi-Pass Static Mixer involves a four-element set that includes three inter-set cavities. Mixing performance isn’t dependent on any standing or trailing vortex flow, so variations in the incoming flow do not affect the mixing process. Each mixing element in combination sweeps approximately two-thirds of the circumference of the pipe and directs flow to the opposite side, providing very high wall-to-wall radial transfer.
Komax has been leading the industry in static mixing technology and servicing process engineering for 45 years. Komax technology has been specifically applied to over 100,00 installations worldwide. They can custom a solution to fit your specific needs. It is available in a range of sizes and materials of construction to handle countless applications. Contact Komax to get your plant operating more efficiently and precisely.