Static mixers have different applications in almost every industry. While some sectors need large volume mixing, others require very accurate mixing.
According to the priorities of various industrial plants, their need of mixing type also become different. Many industries around the world 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 where wafer static mixer became a hot trend in various industries. It is a great solution for enterprises that cannot accommodate traditional static mixers.
The Working Mechanism
A wafer static mixer uses a flow-optimized element channel to mix the chemicals and contents properly. The mixing plates are designed 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.
A wafer static mixer has a very simple design, and it is easier to manufacture. It also 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.
Wafer Mixers from Komax Systems
Komax Systems, a prominent player in the industrial mixing, has designed and introduced some unique line of wafer mixers to its industrial customers. One of the prominent mixers from the maker is Komax Wafer Mixer 3. It is known for great mixing performance with an extremely low COV.
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 maker also introduced a PVC wafer mixer with two process pipes. 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.
Considering the point of reducing industrial space year-after-year, many mixing product makers are searching for more innovative solutions that address the space limitations.