Variable Flow Static Mixer enables bitumen pumping via pipeline.
December 11, 2012 -
Constructed of 316SS and available in 2–60 in. ID sizes, Model 2900 mixes multiple diluents to correct viscosity and density over wide range of flow rates, achieving uniform concentration of injected materials within short downstream distance. Unit is combined with wafer-style static mixer to achieve low CoV of injected diluents. Accommodating flow rates at up to 20:1 turndown ratio, system is capable of mixing well at low flow rates and without head loss penalty at high flow rates.
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Westfall Mfg. Co.
15 Broad Common Rd.
Bristol, RI, 02809-2721
Variable Flow Static Mixer Enables Bitumen Pumping Via Pipeline
A static mixer for bitumen processing that mixes multiple diluents to the correct viscosity and density, allowing pumping over a wide range of flow rates, is being introduced by Westfall Manufacturing Company of Bristol, RI.
The Westfall Model 2900 Variable Flow Static Mixer for bitumen blending, viscosity, and density control is combined with their wafer-style static mixer to achieve a low CoV (coefficient of variation) of injected diluents. Capable of achieving a uniform concentration of injected materials within a short downstream distance, while meeting the maximum pressure loss criteria, this highly efficient mixer reduces consumption of the bitumen diluents.
Capable of mixing well at low flow rates and without a head loss penalty at high flow rates, the Westfall Model 2900 Variable Flow Static Mixer for bitumen blending and viscosity control creates shear-induced turbulence which produced superior fluid mixing. Accommodating flow rates at up to a 20 to 1 turndown ratio, a computational flow model of this mixer for bitumen viscosity control was created by Alden Research Laboratory, Inc.
The Westfall Model 2900 Variable Flow Static Mixer is made from 316SS and is available in 2” to 60” I.D. sizes, priced according to application.
For more information contact:
Westfall Manufacturing Company
Robert Glanville, Marketing Director
15 Broad Common Rd.
Bristol, RI 02809-2721
(888) 928-3747 FAX (401) 253-6530