Unless you spend a lot of time in specific industries, you will never know what a static mixer is. A PVC static mixer has some of its own unique qualities, but that still does not mean anything to you unless you already know about static mixers. For the non-industrial types out there, here is your introduction to static mixers, and some of the more common applications for these pieces of equipment.

The Static Mixer

Mixers commonly blend liquids, but static mixers churn semi-solids and sort solids from semi-solids. Sometimes a static mixer also churns solids into mostly liquid states. A PVC static mixer is comprised of PVC plastic, but it can keep melted PVC plastic from cooling and hardening, too.

Inside the static mixers are a series of twisted plates that help mixtures turn over and remain or become fluid. They are very similar to the giant paddles used in vats for making ice cream, butter, and cheese, except these paddles or plates in the static mixers are much smaller. You can see some of them in clear mixer tubes, but you will not be able to see them inside the opaque mixer tubes.

Common Applications

Not all of the applications of static mixers are pleasant, but all are very productive. For example, static mixers are frequently used in wastewater treatment plants. The mixers help channel liquid waste straight on through to the next step while grinding solid waste into a liquid form before sending it onward. 

Another example is the construction use of static mixers to create concrete and cement. Without the static mixers, these materials would quickly become solids, creating massive chunks of solidified material that would be entirely unusable. The same holds true for asphalt, bitumen, and tar. Static mixers are used for all of these for the same reason. 

Creating epoxies and resins is another use for static mixers. Since these materials are incredibly sticky, they have to be mixed devoid of contact with air so that they do not dry out during the creation process. The static mixers help push the resins and epoxies into containers too, removing the possibility that they would dry and solidify prior to bottling or tubing and then become utterly useless. 

Mixing dangerous chemicals is a hands-off operation. Industrial chemicals can frequently cause injuries to the skin, nasal passageways, eyes, etc.. The static mixers take care of this issue by being the only things that typically mix the chemicals.

Contact a company like StataMix LLC to learn more.