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To avoid drips on the ground and afford greater environmental protection, the Plenty side entry mixers have a wear resistant tank shut-off device with safety check valve, which provides reliable tank closure for seal and bearing maintenance under full tank conditions.
To avoid drips on the ground and afford greater environmental protection, the Plenty side entry mixers have a wear resistant tank shut-off device with safety check valve, which provides reliable tank closure for seal and bearing maintenance under full tank conditions.

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13320 Ballantyne Corporate Place
Charlotte, NC
US, 28277

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spxflow.com

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Mixing is a vital part of many processes. How a mixer performs can affect final product quality, productivity, process times and energy efficiency. There are many factors in the design of a mixing solution that will affect how well it operates. Understanding how to optimize these can make a real difference to plant efficiency and profitability - and this is where SPX FLOW can really help.

The SPX FLOW Lightnin and Plenty mixers and agitators have proven reliability and durability for oil, gas and petrochemical applications and are widely used in applications including drilling fluids, mud mixing and as pipeline static mixers. The combination of advanced technology and detailed process understanding make SPX FLOW an ideal partner for mixing solutions.

Plenty heavy-duty side entry mixers are specifically designed and developed for tank storage and blending. Ideal for large diameter tanks or tanks with floating roofs, which preclude the use of top entry mixers, they offer a cost-effective solution for applications varying from homogenization of clean fluids to crude oil bottom sludge and water (BS&W) control. The mixers are highly efficient at converting energy into fluid motion, delivering greater output and reduced production costs.  They do not suffer significant energy losses at the pump, in the pipework, in the bends, or most significantly, at the jet nozzles. 

To avoid drips on the ground and afford greater environmental protection, the Plenty side entry mixers have a wear resistant tank shut-off device with safety check valve, which provides reliable tank closure for seal and bearing maintenance under full tank conditions. Machined into the shaft as a single component instead of being welded on, this unique tank shut-off system is designed without compromise for assured reliability. The mixers are further available with a choice of seal options, including single, tandem and, for maximum assurance against any leaks, double mechanical seals.

The in-depth expertise SPX FLOW has in mixing is supported by a continuous program of research and development to ensure products offer superb strength, reliability, safety and performance.

From its Lightnin brand, SPX FLOW offers a wide range of mixers and high-efficiency impellers to meet broad application and industry needs. The highly reliable and popular Lightnin 70 Series mixers have many standard configurations, an extended mechanical seal range, and are one of the most configurable and adaptable models available. They are well proven in processes including drilling mud and chemical processing.

The wide variety of models, sizes and standard options from SPX FLOW help ensure its customers get great value for money from solutions that increase mixing efficiency, optimize the amount of energy used, and perform reliably to maximize process uptime. A long history of serving the oil, gas and petrochemical industries means solutions are designed with a clear understanding of legislative requirements and application needs to ensure the best options for process and budget.

The in-depth expertise SPX FLOW has in mixing is supported by a continuous program of research and development to ensure products offer superb strength, reliability, safety and performance. A complete understanding of the science of mixing and advanced engineering capability, further mean SPX FLOW can efficiently deliver highly effective, bespoke solutions for even the most arduous of mixing processes. Clients also benefit from a comprehensive, global service network, designed to ensure their solutions remain reliable and optimized throughout their lifetime.

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