Static mixers rely on external pumps to get product through the mixing elements, and as you go to select the mixer that most meets your needs, pressure drop is going to be one of the most important criteria you consider. In most cases, everything will revolve around that choice, including the type of mixer you need and the number of mixing elements so you get the best possible solution without exceeding that maximum possible pressure drop in your line. Low pressure drop mixers utilize a very different process so you get a high flow rate, even in low viscosity. Wondering whether the low pressure drop model is right for your company? That may be the case, as it’s applicable in a number of situations. Take a look at a few.
• This mixer style works very well when you’re blending different grades of oil or gasoline. It also works well in oil and water or water and oil emulsification. That makes it perfect in the bio-diesel industry as a whole.
• A low pressure drop model works well in other situations too. If you’re mixing two or more liquid resins, it’s the ideal situation. It can also be ideal to create pipeline reactions or dilute concentrated solutions. In the pulp industry, it is often used during the chlorine dioxide bleaching process.
• One other spot where low pressure drop mixers tend to work very well is in water and waste-water treatment facilities, as it’s ideal to blend additives. It also handles the process of pH control quite well.
Low pressure drop static mixers, though, aren’t for every facility. If you’re trying to determine the right mixer to meet your needs, please take a moment to contact us today to learn if this is the right model for your industry and application.