Theory of Operation
JDMIX static mixers uniformly blend two or more input streams by a series of specially shaped mixing elements. These unique inline mixers have four mixing zones between each element set. Inside each zone, the increased turbulence realized ensures that the chemical additives are dispersed throughout the circumference of the pipeline. The first section of the element redirects the flow from the top of the pipe wall, forcing it to the bottom. The second section reverses the process, forcing the flow back to the top. The same mixing action takes place from side-to-side of the pipe wall. using between two and six mixing elements, with velocities ranging from 1 to 10 feet per second, mixing is completed. In addition, the angles of the elements can be changed to meet pressure drop restrictions in gravity feed applications, or where pump pressure is limited.
When installing your JDMIX unit, it is important to recognize that the input flow rates of materials must correspond to the output ratios required in the mixer. this must be kept in mind when selecting the material pumping system. Low viscosity materials may be handled by centrifugal pumps, while high viscosity materials require positive displacement pumps. Additives to the main product flow must be introduced in a non-pulsating manner. See the figures below for our guideline recommendations.
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