The static mixer has been around for a long time and so have natural fuel like petroleum. We are aware of the uses of the static mixer in the oil and natural gas industries, but they are also used for the biofuel industry.
Biofuel is an alternative fuel, much like solar energy. But the alternative energy industries have always faced various kinds of problems and challenges. Bitumen froth is one among them.
Simply put, bitumen froth is the process of extracting clean bitumen product by removing all the solid and viscous contaminants from the froth. But the process isn’t as simple as it sounds. In the beginning, the froth must be diluted with a solvent to lower its density, and then let gravity do most of the separation.
Next, the solvent and the mineral particles must be recovered. The process can be time and energy consuming, and also faces a serious problem of clogging sometimes.
Clogging prevents proper mixing. In fact, clogging is the bane of bitumen froth. It is so serious a challenge that it can stop production and force the shutdown of the plant. Lately, the challenges of clogging have been overcome with the help of Komax Hi-Pass Static Mixer.
Second to none
This inline motionless mixer can solve the problem of clogging and assist in the prolific and supreme mixing. The mixer can be used for other purposes also, and since there is no moving part, gravity does most of the work. This also results in easier maintenance and saves energy.
Most static mixers used for the purpose of bitumen froth treatment have this pesky problem of clogging. Once clogging starts, it can endanger the whole production process.
If the oil sands cannot be mixed properly, it is impossible to produce bitumen, and can shut down the plant. Most oil and gas companies produce as many as 110,000 barrels per day, and to achieve that number, proper mixing is crucial.
Komax manufactures both PVC and stainless steel hi pass static mixers. In every industrial setting where these hi pass static mixers have been used, there has been no complaint of clogging. This means, Komax static mixers are capable of efficient bitumen froth without any waste or plugging.
Unparalleled achievement in this industry
Komax has been producing static mixers for the last 45 years. They are a trusted name in the industry and are widely used the world over for various industrial purposes. For efficient bitumen froth, Komax Hi pass static mixer has proved to be a trusted tool.