Kestrel Static Mixing System

The Kestrel Static Mixer, also known as a motionless mixer, utilizes a series of repeating simple metal components configured in a standard pipe or tube for the continual mixing of fluids. Process line flow produces energy requiring no motors, gears, belt drive, or energy costs.

Static mixers and stirred tanks contrast in that an inline static mixer achieves an order of magnitude higher energy dissipation rate in a uniform volume. Competitive fast reactions where limited mixing rates and product purity critical find this extremely important. The high energy dissipation rates achievable will improve multiphase mass transfer or produce fine emulsions dependent on the application.

The static mixer divides the process stream and then re-divides it with a series of elements set at right angles to each other. Special cavities in the mixer randomize the distribution of fluids by direct stream impingement. This enhances and optimizes the two-by-two division process making it truly effective.

When static mixing occurs under turbulent flow, both sides of each element produce elliptical vortices rotating in opposite directions – eliminating streaming or tunneling effects. Back-mixing occurs as fluids are orbited in the vortex from the front to the back of the previous element.

Static mixers produce substantial improvement in mixing efficiency – requiring fewer elements and resulting in a lower pressure drop for given mixing processes.

The application determines that material used to build the static mixer in addition to the number of elements used.

Description

Applications

Petroleum applications including: mixing, blending, liquid dispersion, emulsion formation, chemical reactors, laminar-flow heat transfer, mass transfer and gas dispersion.

Additional Information:

  • Easy installation
  • High quality, cost effective mixing
  • Long, maintenance-free life – no moving parts to wear out
  • Self-cleaning design – saves time and money
  • Low operating costs – no energy expense
  • Can be used in explosion-proof areas

Philadelphia Mixing Solutions Limited has more than 60 years of experience developing customized mixing systems for industrial use. Our series of inline static mixers offer a low-cost, easy-to-install solution that can be configured to deliver reliable results in any situation. Backed by Philadelphia Mixing Solutions’ unbeatable reputation for quality and customer support, these inline static mixers can be optimized for mixing, blending, liquid dispersion, emulsion formation, laminar flow, heat transfer and many other potential applications.

Technical Background

Our inline static mixers work by splitting and diverting input streams through a series of elements installed in a pipe. These elements direct each liquid towards the pipe walls, providing velocity reversals and flow diversion, which in turn increase the efficiency of the mix. Different diameters and different element configurations alter the degree of mixing being provided. Inline static mixers can be used for both high- and low-viscosity fluids, as well as for turbulent blending, laminar blending and liquid dispersion applications.

To discuss the technical specifications of your project with one of Philadelphia Mixing Solutions’ or Mixing Solutions Limited in-house engineers, contact our office directly. We can match you with the right combination of systems and elements for your needs.

Static Mixer Benefits

Our static inline mixers offer a number of advantages, including:

  • Easy installation into any existing tubing system
  • High-quality results with a low operating cost
  • Self-cleaning, maintenance-free design
  • No moving or electronic parts
  • Suitable for use in explosive environments

Whether you need to blend two or more liquids into a homogeneous mixture, inject a metred liquid into a process stream or perform any other mixing or homogenization task, a Kestrel™ static inline mixer can be configured and optimized to your specific needs.

Manufacturer

Philadelphia Mixing Solutions and its subsidiary Mixing Solutions Limited, lead the industry in optimizing mixing solutions to help customers improve mission-critical mixing processes. With operations in Palmyra, Pennsylvania, United States and Newbury, United Kingdom, Philadelphia Mixing Solutions provides innovative products, technical services and field support to customers around the world. Backed by 60 years of industry experience and with a rich tradition of technology going back to our roots with the original Philadelphia Gear Corporation, our company’s research and development teams use cutting edge testing and process modeling to create unique mixing solutions to meet the individual customer requirements.

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CORPORATE CAPABILITIES

ADVANCED SERVICE CAPABILITIES

LAB BROCHURE

WASTEWATER TREATMENT SOLUTIONS

SUPERIOR AERATION SOLUTIONS

OIL & GAS

PHOSPHORIC ACID PRODUCTION

MINING APPLICATIONS

GUARDIAN ENVIRONMENTAL LEAK DETECTOR

KESTREL STATIC MIXER

PVE MIXER DRIVE

RAPTOR: DIRECTIONAL AERATING MIXER

RAVEN 3800 SERIES MIXER DRIVE

Industries

Water & Wastewater

Industrial Wastewater

Oil & Gas

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