All side-entry mixer applications
require high flow efficiency in order to meet one or more of the following criteria: Homogenizing (preventing stratification), blending components, preventing the build-up of solids and heat transfer.
EXAMPLES: Edible Oils
Agitation is required in crude edible oil tanks with “foots” (seeds or husks) in order to maintain the solids in suspension and ensure draw-off of a uniform product for down stream operations.
In addition, the mixers are required to provide heat transfer and prevent stratification.
Chemical Processing and Water Treatment
Mixers are employed to combine additives to achieve uniformity. This routinely includes moderate viscosities, shorter blend times, and smaller volumes, which makes the LVSES the ideal choice for cost- efficient mixing.
Mixing is required to eliminate the build-up of sludge or tar on the tank bottom and provide uniform heat distribution to prevent the asphalt from solidifying during cooling.
The LVSES is extremely effective in this high-viscosity, severely abrasive, environment.
Proper mixing is required to control or prevent accumulation of the bottom sludge and water (BSW) in the crude prior to shipment in addition to blending different crudes and additives.
The LVSES provides highly efficient blending at lower horsepower levels where tank fill times and allowable blend times are longer. You can rely on LIGHTNIN ’s expertise regarding the effects of stratified and non- stratified fluid motion on a mixer’s mechanical design to help you size and select the optimal mixer.
A swivel angle design is available when the primary goal is tank cleaning and the prevention of sludge build-up in the tank. Fixed angle designs are also available when blending, homogenation (preventing stratification) and heat transfer are the primary objectives.