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.