A well-specified mixing system is essential to fulfilling overall energy efficiency in an industrial facility. Optimizing existing processes can specifically provide tremendous improvements. Having the right static mixer will improve production value and efficiency.
With the development of mixing technologies, choosing the best static mixer has become more complicated. There are several considerations to make when selecting the static mixer that is the best for your facility.
Rising product demand eventually necessitates an adjustment in batch size. In many process plants, they may add more mixers identical to the ones they currently have. This strategy will increase production but fails to answer higher efficiency. It also increases the amount of floor space needed, as well as the labor and maintenance cost of each unit. The solution in fact may be to utilize a more efficient option.
The materials you are mixing will determine the range of elements needed to mix them into a homogenous material. Some materials are considerably more difficult to mix than others and then with the batch size into consideration it makes for more careful consideration.
The viscosity of the materials will tell you the number and the diameter of the elements you need to use. The thicker the materials, the larger the diameter in order to get a unified mix.
The second element for consideration is the material ratio. If you are dealing with a mixing ratio of 7:1, then you will need more elements.
The Triple Action Static mixer provides the highest level of mixing. It takes the static mixer technology to the next level and provides for more efficiency and accuracy. This motionless static mixer is a three-step design that provides efficient blending in a significantly shorter amount of time.
Komax mixers divide and re-divide the process stream with a series of elements set at right angles to each other. Each element doubles the number of previous divisions. Twenty elements produce over a million divisions and re-combinations.
Special cavities randomize the distribution of material by direct stream impingement. This enhances and optimizes the two-by-two division process to make it truly effective.
Under turbulent flow, both sides of each Komax element produce elliptical vortices rotating in opposite directions. This eliminates the streaming or tunneling effects associated with early static mixer designs. Which may be what is holding your facility back. In addition, an optimum degree of back-mixing occurs as it orbits material in the vortex from the front to the back of an element before continuing downstream. This produces a substantial improvement in mixing efficiency.
Komax can make custom configurations to any of their static mixers to include multiple ports, different end fittings, and different style mixing elements. They redefine efficiency for inline static mixing. The engineers at Komax have world-class experience in the static mixing and heating of liquids, gases, sludges, and slurries. They can help you create a solution for your facilities’ production needs.