DESIGN AND MANUFACTURE MIXING/ AGITATORS AND PERSITALTIC HOSE PUMPS
AFX specializes in the design and manufacture of static in- line mixers. This articular type of mixer is “motionless”. This description provides an indication of the elements located within the pipe (conduit) part of the mixer; the mixing only occurs from the process stream while passing through the mixer. The In-line mixer is flanged and done so the mixer can be bolted into the existing process pipeline. Each mixer is sized to suit the application requirements, and many vary with some having as many as seven inlets for various probes and technical apparatus, other than the injectors which are used for the addition of chemicals or streams. In-Line mixers may also be found in the pulp and paper industry in very shear- sensitive application.
The element within the mixers are mirror image structures strategically placed for the required mix to take place, as the steam moves through the length of the mixer. These mixers differ from supplier, but the majority are classified by their operating in flow regimes. Most applications fall into either the laminar or turbulent flow and all others usually fall in between these two.
Having tried and tested many of the previous designs means for building the internal elements, AFX has their own design which has proven successful across many broad industries on a very large varying scales; inner diameter ranging from 25mm to 600 mm. AFX carefully assessing the process requirements the in-line mixer is sized to suit and achieve the required results successfully.
Conventional in-line mixers provide instantaneous mixing, blending or dispersing in a small volume and at a lower horsepower per total process. These types of in-line mixers require an additional power supply into that of the flowing process stream. Using this type of mixer, the retention time is usually in seconds or low minutes as opposed to in a tank mixer which have higher minutes for hours for retention and blend time to achieve the uniformed concentration.