Vortex MixMate

Safe chemical mixing barrel for corrosive materials

The Alfa Laval Vortex Mixmate is a high quality, harsh chemical mixing barrel for tough industrial applications. It is designed and built for safe, rapid, homogeneous mixing and dispensing of small batches of hazardous liquids.

Safe, effective mixing of aggressive chemical solutions

  • Simple, safe and robust design
  • High quality materials
  • Low maintenance
  • Easy dispensing of mixed solutions
  • Easily integrated with the Alfa Laval Vortex Shear-Mixer

The Alfa Laval Vortex Mixmate consists of a 379 l (100 gallon) stainless steel cylindrical container with work table and a protective baffle to help eliminate the risk of liquid splash-back during mixing. It also has a stainless steel, lockable hinged safety cover with a viewing window.

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How it works

Once the Alfa Laval Vortex Mixmate is filled with fresh water, the 4 hp air motor is switched on to agitate the water. Powdered or pelletized chemicals are then gradually added and robustly mixed into a concentrated solution by the stainless steel impeller. The thermal gauge indicates when the reaction temperature has levelled off and the solution is fully mixed.

Basic equipment

The Alfa Laval Vortex Mixmate consists of a 100 gallon stainless steel drum with worktable and a protection baffle designed to greatly reduct the risk of liquid splash-back during mixing. It features a stainless steel, lockable, hinged safety cover with a viewing window. The unit has a 1.5” water inlet and discharge outlets with stainless steel ball valves, a 3” overflow port, and astainless steel turbine impeller and shaft powered by a four horsepower motor. The entire assembly is packaged neatly and mounted on a stainless steel skid base and table support legs.

Additional equipment

• Air compressor

• Alfa Laval Vortex Shear-Mixer

The benefit by using vortex mixmate technology

Highly hazardous substances such as caustic soda, caustic potash, and soda ash are added to drilling muds as additives to help maintain elevated fluid pH ranges. Additives are commonly supplied in sacks of powder or pellets and are mixed directly with fresh water at drill sites to create highly concentrated solutions before they are added into the drilling mud.

The mixing of caustic and soda ash with water are highly exothermic, causing heat generating reactions. Therefore, the solutions that result are hot, highly alkaline, corrosive, and can easily burn skin and eyes if caution is not taken while mixing. With an estimated 1.5 to 1.8 million sacks of caustic handled by oil field workers annually, there is a potential of injury associated with the handling and mixing of these mud ingredients.

The Alfa Laval Vortex Mixmate is constructed of high quality materials that can withstand the corrosive nature associated with these additives. It is designed to provide rapid, consistent, and homogeneous mixing and dispensing of drilling mud solutions while preventing accidental exposure.

Learn more

You can read more about the efficiency, practicality and technical details of the Alfa Laval Vortex Mixmate by downloading the product leaflet.

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