Principles of Operation
In all Kenics® KM Series Static Mixers, a patented helical mixing element directs the flow of material radially toward the pipe walls and back to the center. Additional velocity reversal and flow division results from combining alternating right- and left-hand elements, thus increasing mixing efficiency. All material is continuously and completely mixed, eliminating radial gradients in temperature, velocity and material composition.
Numerous independent studies have shown that Kenics Static Mixers maximize mixing efficiency without the wasted energy and material blockage typically found in more restrictive motionless mixers.
The KM Static Mixer produces rapid mixing by inducing circular patterns that reverse direction at each element intersection.
The alternating helical elements of the KM Static Mixer continually divide, stretch and reorient the flow stream to produce complete mixing with minimum pressure drop.
The uniform turbulent shear field of the KM Static Mixer quickly disperses immiscible liquids and produces a narrow drop size distribution.
Gas Liquid Dispersion
Gases can be incorporated into turbulent liquids using the KM Static Mixer. Mass transfer rates are dramatically enhanced to maximize absorption or reaction.
A special line of KM style mixers, called Thermogenizers, are available to blend thermal gradients as well as supplemental color and additive blending.
- Sizes: 3/16" to 120"
- Material: Carbon steel, 304, 316, Alloy 20, Monel 400, Hastelloy C-276 & B2/3, Titanium, Nickel 200, Inconnel 600/625, PTFE, PVC, CPVC, FRP and other materials to meet your requirements.
- Geometry: Limited to round pipe, tubing or duct
- Retention types: Welded, removable, edge-sealed