A motionless static mixer is a high precision engineered devise for the mixing of different fluid materials without any moving parts.
They can be used for the mixing or dispersing, heating or cooling of high and low viscosity liquids, solids, slurries, and gases. These devices are suitable for mixing materials with different viscosities and volumetric flow rate.
In continuous processes, motionless static mixers create a homogeneous mix of fluid in a short length with no moving parts. The mixer uses the energy needed for mixing from the fluids flow.
The static mixer will consume this energy thereby resulting in a pressure drop across the mixer. Two primary factors to consider when choosing a static mixer is the mixer size and the number of elements.
The lines size can be specified according to a customer’s needs. Once the static mixer element type is chosen, the number of elements for the mixing process is chosen.
Static mixer components are made with construction materials such as stainless steel, Teflon, polypropylene, PVC, PVDF, CPVC and polyacetal.
Static mixing technology is used for a wide variety of unit operations such as:
Static mixer is used in wastewater treatment for the operations polymer dilution, sludge mixing, chemical addition and disinfection.
In the petrochemical and refining industry static mixers are used for custody transfer, gas scrubbing, lube oil blending, and desalting operations.
Other uses of motionless static mixers are in the food industry, paper and pulp industry, chemical application, plastic industry, pharmaceutical, cosmetics, detergents, minerals, and ore processing.
As there are no moving parts in this device expensive maintenance cost is not required. Motionless mixers are very durable.
Compared to mechanical mixers the capital cost for a static mixer is very low. Installation costs also less than compared to a mechanical mixer. Not a bad deal!
Velocity of the steam flow provides the mixing energy required for each application. So energy savings are guaranteed.
Customers who seek advanced and reliable option for their industry can trust a motionless static mixer. As the maintenance cost and the installation cost are less, it is a reliable and more affordable device for a customer even in an environment with lower taxes.