In industry, sometimes huge problems can be caused by seemingly small components. In the mining of oil sands, an entire operation was nearly shut down by a simple plugged mixer. Imagine that! One plugged line was threatening to halt all bitumen production for this company. Fortunately, Komax was able to step in and provide assistance to solve this problem.
Pulling the Plug
Because of the experience that Komax Systems has with the static mixing process, our engineers were able to diagnose the exact problem almost instantly. That competitor’s plugging problem was well documented. Unfortunately, their plugged line was threatening to cost the plant a potential 110,000 barrels of product per day! Most plugging is caused by the gradual corrosion of parts and the buildup of excess particles in the mixing components. Because Komax’s products use a much better design, these issues of corrosion and buildup can be greatly reduced or often eliminated altogether.
A Better Solution
The solution turned out to be two 20-inch Carbon Steel Hi-Pass Static Mixers. These new mixers were able to do the same job more efficiently and without any plugging whatsoever. They were able to get their plant up and running in no time. After this successful replacement, the plant continued to purchase new units for its existing operations as well as new developments.
The Komax Difference
No competitor on the market has more options than Komax. No matter what problems your industry is facing in terms of mixing, Komax has a variety of products that can be adapted to fit your needs. Not only will our mixers maximize the proper blending of fluids, they will minimize your energy consumption as well. By contacting Komax, you ensure not only the long term survival of your operation but its continued profitability as well.