Seeking new sources of energy is nothing new to our planet. As our population rises and traditional sources of energy are depleted, there is a lot of money to be made in discovering how to keep the world turning industrially. As countries look for many more sources of energy, looking to Canada’s oil sands production reveals many possibilities for the future.
Here is where mixing becomes essential to the process. Dry oil sand ore is crushed and then typically introduced into a cyclo-feeder, a simple bowl of swirling slurry mixed with hot water. After the mixing process is complete, the slurry is introduced to the pipeline, usually with entrained air and a surfactant. This helps the oil separate from the lumps of sand. This oil recovery process is at the heart of profitability.
Because mixing creates the maximum amount of profit, it is essential that the mixing process be as efficient and cost effective as possible. This is where many companies profit by switching to inline static mixing provided by Komax parts. Why go with a Komax static mixer? There are several reasons.
The job of static mixing in the oil sands industry is a tough one. And Komax parts are able to take that beating. Because all wetted surfaces are Teflon or Kynar lined, they are able to handle even the most corrosive chemicals and resist wear and tear. Mixing acids or other aggressive chemicals with both schedule 40 carbon steel and 316L S. S. housings mean you can expect nothing but durability in the process.
Inline mixers solve a host of problems created by the heaviest of slurries and are ideal for blending effectively and quickly. With a wide variety of pipe sizes and ports, inline mixers can be customized to fit your particular issue. Why not work with the industry’s leading experts in mixing? Find out how Komax can solve those difficult mixing problems today.