Kenics static mixers and heat exchangers utilize process specific elements in a housing for continuous flow applications. The elements use the energy from the process stream to provide blending, dispersion, and heat transfer with minimal pressure (energy) loss. Shell and tube exchangers utilized Kenics elements to boost heat transfer rates for high viscosity cooling and heating applications over conventional shell and tube heat exchangers.
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.
For demanding mixing applications, such as those involving fluids with widely disparate viscosities or volume ratios, the common limiting factor in static mixer design is the allowable mixer length. The KMX was patented in 2002 and enhanced in 2012 to handle difficult laminar flow mixing applications. Specifically the mixer is intended for extreme viscosity and volumetric ratios.
The patented tab geometry of the Kenics® HEV Static Mixer maximizes the conversion of turbulent energy into efficient mixing for a variety of line shapes and sizes. The mixing elements take advantage of the naturally occurring vortices induced by the element edges to produce complete stream uniformity.
UltraTab mixers provide rapid mixing in short distances common in water treatment, desalinization plants, and chemical processing applications. A low pressure drop through the mixer provides energy savings to the process.
The WVM mixers consist of a simple wall additive injection point, a pre-distribution tab immediately downstream of the injection point and banks of trapezoidal shaped mixing elements. The number of banks of mixing elements varies depending on the mixture quality required for the process. The dimensions, angle of attack and spacing of the trapezoidal mixing elements varies between the WVM models A, B and C. The pre-distribution tab and the injection point design are the same for all WVM models.
Kenics® Static Mixer technology, available exclusively in Kenics® Heat Exchangers, offers the highest available coefficients for fast, uniform heat transfer. Capable of reliable operation in a wide range of process applications, including those in the polymer, plastic, and food and beverage industries, Kenics Heat Exchangers require less space, less energy and less residence time than standard designs.