When will I need to use a mechanical inline mixer over a static mixer?
Inline Mixer Guide
Static mixers are simple, maintenance free mixers which comprise a section of pipe fitted with helical baffles that divert and disrupt the flow of liquid as it is pumped through the pipeline. Static mixers have no moving parts and utilize a pump to generate the required flow through the pipeline.
Static mixers are very effective for simple in-line blending tasks, such as liquid/liquid blending or dispersing gases into liquids, with continuous flow.
An inline mechanical mixer is typically high shear and is superior configuration for more demanding duties, including blending liquids with varying viscosities, creating fine emulsions or suspensions, disintegrating and dissolving solids, incorporating powders or where two materials react together on contact.
A Mixquip Series 600 In-Line mixer can be included “in series” after a Mixquip Statflo static mixer , where the static mixer creates a preliminary mixture, which then passes into the In-Line mixer and is subjected to intense high shear mixing action, resulting in a homogeneous product with a fine particulate or globule size.