Compact In-line Water Mixer

Westfall Manufacturing Co. has introduced a fixed plate static injection mixer for water treatment, desalination and water purifica-tion systems that is considerably smaller, lighter and less expensive to purchase and install than a traditional mixer. The Westfall Model 2800 static mixer is a 316SS wafer-style fixed plate with integral gaskets and a pre-drilled flange that is designed to fit into the mating flange bolt circle of any piping system to provide rapid mixing. Achieving better than 98% inject-ed fluid dispersion only 10 diameters downstream, the short laying length is a fraction of traditional mixers, which makes it considerably less costly to produce, ship, install and maintain.

Available up to 10 ft (3.05-m) diameter, the 2-in.-wide (50-mm) mixer can replace a traditional mixer which is typically 25 ft (7.62 m) long and expensive to transport. Featuring beta ratios from 0.7 to 0.9, these feed line mixers can accommodate one or more fluids which are rapidly mixed by a combination of alternated vortex shedding and intense shear zone turbulence.

As featured in Womp 2012 Vol 03 -