Many consumers of fuel assume that the process of creating fuel is a simple one. Oil is drilled up from the ground and passed into trucks to the consumer, right? Wrong! There are many types of fuel additives that are critical to the process of creating the most efficient and effective fuel for a variety of uses. As you might expect, the mixing process is vital to getting the most out of the fuel additive process.
Many types of fuel require additives before they can be used. Aviation is a great example. Many turbine-powered aircraft require fuels with additive blending before they can be used. Kinds of additives might include anti-icing additives, thermal stability additives, corrosion inhibitors, oxidation inhibitors, and more. Making it more complicated, the blending requirements are different for different countries! There is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to fuel blending. What is definitely true for all cases, though, is that high quality mixing with a static mixer is a vital part of the process.
Static mixers provide a host of benefits that older technology just can’t compete with. For example, the older methods paired with heating tanks lost quite a bit of product to evaporation and mixing quality wasn’t guaranteed. Samples in the tank could vary quite a bit from batch to batch. But with an inline static mixer, those problems with “legacy” technology are easily and simply solved.
Because there are no moving parts, inline static mixers provide instant mixing without the worry of sludge buildup from the slurry passing through. Even the heaviest of slurries can be well blended using a simple inline static mixer. Static mixers can be added directly to the pipeline at any point in the mixing process, and can come in a number of different pipe sizes, from ¾ inch to over six feet! Because Komax inline static mixers are so customizable, many industries find they are the perfect way to introduce additives to the mixing stream while maintaining peak performance and sampling. Why not find out how Komax can customize a blending solution for you?