It wouldn’t make sense to produce an industrial tool that serves no purpose or has no market. On the contrary, relevancy is what drives us at Komax to work for the need of those who will use our product. This is what inspires us to listen to industry needs and produce something wonderfully applicable. Our Custody Transfer Mixer is a prime example of answering industry needs with our talent and experience.
When confronted with a request for better accuracy in the custody transfer of crude oil our engineers got to work to find not only an effective solution, but also one that provides unparalleled results.
Accurate flow and consistency measurements within an oil custody transfer pipe are imperative; a miniscule inaccuracy can result in millions of dollars miscounted in an extremely short time. We realize this, which is why we created a two-part system for accuracy in both flow and consistency sampling.
Firstly, our custody transfer mixer reintegrates bottom sediment and water with the crude oil in order to create total consistency within the pipe. This allows for an accurate sampling of the transfer’s content so that actors in the transaction know the precise percentage of goods and byproducts. This consistency also creates an equal flow throughout the entire pipe instead of variable flow amongst contents.
The second aspect of the mixer straightens out the flow directly after the mixing so that no downstream anomalies occur. This allows for measurements of flow rate and consistency to be taken just 2-4 pipe diameters after the mixer.
Extreme accuracy is a key component in commodities trading, especially with oil. Komax promotes an even market with this mixer, one that pays for itself in as short as four hours. For that reason, over 10,000 of our mixers have been implemented in just 25 years since their creation.