Mixing is one of the most critical unit processes of most manufacturing plants, and therefore it is essential to investigate all the variables that will determine the most appropriate mixer for each application.
A mixer is required to perform one or more of five major duties. These duties define most mixing applications and typically are:
- Suspension of solids.
- Dispersion (liquid/liquid and liqud/solid).
- Heat Transfer.
With the numerous variables that affect each of these duties and these being further complicated when the duties are combined, Unit Process Consulting personnel are able to assess the correct impeller type, positioning and power levels necessary to achieve the required outcome.
This information combined with the vessel geometry then determines the mechanical design of a mixer. Being such a critical part of the production process we believe in a robust design to eliminate downtime and minimise maintenance.
We are able to offer the design, manufacture and supply of a complete range of mixing equipment to industry. The range of mixers includes sizes from pilot plant scale to production vessels, from liquids with low viscosities to applications involving pastes and from 0.25 kW to 100 kW (and above in certain applications). All our mixers are custom designed to your requirements.
Along with these services for the supply of new mixers we are also able to assist with the evaluation and upgrading of existing equipment and trouble shooting with problem installations.
Unit Process Consulting combines process know-how with mixing technology and the complete range of mixers and impeller designs to optimise your results.