When it comes to plants, accurate, effective, and efficient mixing is needed no matter the application or industry. Wafer static mixers have long been a staple component for industries. However, a traditional static mixer is no longer enough. Therefore, new technology is a necessity to keep plants’ production rates high.
When it comes to the traditional static mixers, there are several leading problems that companies, organizations, and municipalities are having. The first is space constraints. Gone are the days of big industrial plants, as commercial spaces are shrinking, the equipment needs to be more compact, while still being just as effective if not more.
Static mixers are precision devices that offer continuous mixing of fluid materials, such as liquid, gas streams, and for dispersing gas into liquids or blend immiscible liquids. The most important feature of a static mixer is the homogenous blending capabilities and that it is the same quality each and every batch.
A wafer static mixer not only offers excellent mixing but is particularly suitable for restricted spaces. The mixer is highly energy-efficient which solves an additional problem that plagues municipalities.
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. They design a large majority of these static mixers for low viscosity or high flow mixing. These are mostly providing lower pressure blending in comparison to other types of static mixers available on the market.
The wafer mixer has unique features that give it the cutting edge over traditional mixers. The unique features are 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.
Komax saw the problem of the traditional static mixer when it came to size limitations. The patented Komax wafer static mixer design will fit between the existing pipe flanges of any specification. Thus, making it easier for new and retrofit installations.
The next problem that Komax wanted to solve was clogging and injection. The Komax wafer mixer allows up to three injection ports and utilizes a 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 use a unique vortex generating element that helps to attain a desirable mixing quality. The mixer does this by creating three-way counter-rotating vortex pairs. Which has been proven to be a more efficient outcome than traditional two-way mixers.
The design of the wafer static mixer also certifies lower energy loss, with more flow being attached to the walls of the mixer.
While it comes to applications, the wafer mixer accurately mixes water with sulfuric acid, chlorine, sodium hypochlorite, and dilute acetylcholine.
Komax understands that when it comes to plants across the range of industries, they all need technological improvements. Komax engineers have been working on applying their patented technology to static mixers, desuperheaters, steam heaters, and heat exchangers. They have applied their solutions to over 100,000 installations worldwide. If you need a customized solution, they can find one that is not only cost-effective but will create efficiency within your plant facilities. Contact them today!