Static mixing is required in almost every industry. That’s because every industry needs to process fluids for some purpose.
A Pivotal Aspect
Be it water or chemicals, no industry can work without fluids. And for the most effective mixing of fluids, inline static mixers are required. Static mixers are also called motionless mixers because they have no moving parts. They are easy to install and use and are also affordable.
It isn’t surprising that almost every industry today uses static mixers for the perfect blend of any kind of fluids.
A static mixer offers the same control and precision of hand mixing. Typically, static mixers are used to blend liquids, but static gas mixers are also available.
A Deep History
Static mixing was first developed in 1965, but it wasn’t until many years later that static mixers started to enjoy the status that they do today. These mixers don’t have moving parts and require no electricity to operate.
The mixing is done by the helical or spiral elements inside the casing of the mixer, and the energy is supplied by the drop in the pressure of the liquid flows through the mixer. It is one of the most economical industrial equipment ever made.
Static mixers are used in every industry, from water treatment to petrochemicals to food and beverage to biofuel to petroleum. Komax Systems Inc is one of the oldest companies manufacturing static mixers.
Komax static mixers are supplied all over the world for mixing and dispersing, reaction, and heating and cooling of high and low viscosity liquids, slurries, gases.
These mixers are highly capable of mixing different viscosity materials with different flow rates. There are different designs of static mixers for specific applications. For instance, sanitary static mixers are used in the food and beverage and the water treatment industries. These mixers are usually disposable and prevent the risk of contamination.
For mixing high viscosity materials, the static mixer usually has a protective coating that prevents corrosion. Static mixers are usually customized according to industry and purpose.
Static mixers replace tank mixers in many smaller manufacturing units. Tank mixers are large, expensive, and often inefficient in smaller settings. They are difficult to clean and maintain. Static mixers are a fraction of the cost and also easier to maintain because they rarely require cleaning.