The process of mixing perhaps applies to all industries. Which is why wafer static mixers are so important to a variety of applications. Some industries need large volume mixing others to require accurate mixing. Many industries face the issue of limited space to accommodate large mixers. When additional industrial space would cost them too much, they look for options that can fit within the current space. This is exactly where a wafer static mixer comes into use. It offers excellent mixing facilities with a negligible COV and is particularly suitable for confined spaces.
A wafer static mixer has simple operations, and that makes it highly energy efficient. It means that the mixer is adding value to industries with its customized design, a higher level of mixing, reduced maintenance, and more.
A wafer static mixer uses a flow-optimized element channel to mix the chemicals and contents properly. They design the mixing plates to produce both back mixing and counter-rotating vortices. This type of mixing ensures utilizing the downstream flow. Interestingly, a large majority of these mixers are designed for low viscosity or high flow mixing. These are mostly providing lower pressure blending compared to other types of static mixers available on the market.
The wafer mixer has certain unique features that give it the cutting edge over conventional mixers. These include the ability to clamp between pipe flanges that are existing; enabling a maximum of three injection ports; counter-flow injection that’s clog-resistant; and operates on vortex-generating element technology
The Komax engineers understand that plants have limited space available and a traditional static mixer will not fit. The patented Komax wafer static mixer design is to fit between the existing pipe flanges of any specification. Thus, making it easier for new and retrofit installations.
Besides solving space issues, it is different than other designs by allowing up to three injection ports and utilizing patented vortex generating element technology with clog-resistant counter-flow injection. The design of the wafer static mixer is to clamp between pipe flanges and employ a unique vortex generating element that helps to achieve a desirable mixing quality. It does this by creating three-way counter-rotating vortex pairs. This is is more efficient than the traditional two-way mixers.
The element height and inclination angle offer short mixing length with low-pressure loss in various flow conditions. It uses a mix of distribution elements and centerline upstream injection. Due to this, the mixer achieves greater mixing results in almost every flow conditions. The design of the wafer static mixer also ensures lower energy loss, with more flow being attached to the walls of the mixer.
The design size comes around 6” to 36” feet and has hi-pass mixing elements. The static mixer is ideal for both wastewater treatment plants and water-based industries. While it comes to the applications, the mixer accurately mixes water with sulfuric acid, chlorine, sodium hypochlorite, and dilute acetylcholine.
Komax understands the needs of plants and industries. They have applied their technology to over 100,000 installations worldwide. In addition to starch cookers, Komax specializes in static mixers, desuperheaters, and steam heaters. Whatever your facility needs, they will help you find a solution that will effectively get you the most efficient and cost-effective results.