|Impeller Type||Central / off center
Baffles: 0 / 2 / 3 / 4
Blades: 2 / 3 / 4
|Preferred Arrangement||Center Mounted|
|Heat Transfer||• •|
|Flow Range||Laminar / Transitional|
|Viscosity Range||1 - 5000|
|Features||- Universal mixing impeller for a wide viscosity range
- Variable blade angles (standard versions with 45° to 90°)
|Diameter Ratio||0.7 – 1.2 [d1 / d2]|
|Speed||30 - 300|
|Tip Speed||1 − 5 [ft/s]|
Gate agitators, also known as gate blade agitators, are a type of radial flow agitator commonly used in various industries for specific mixing applications. These agitators are characterized by their unique gate-shaped blades that create radial flow patterns within the mixing vessel. Here are some key features and characteristics of gate agitators:
Due to their effective mixing capabilities, gate agitators are commonly used in industries such as chemical processing, wastewater treatment, food and beverage, pulp and paper, and various other applications involving solids suspension and gentle mixing of high-viscosity materials. Their ability to handle a wide range of fluid viscosities and promote solids suspension makes them valuable tools in various industrial processes.
Gate agitators, also known as gate blade agitators, find application in various industries where their specific features and capabilities are advantageous. Here are some common industries where gate agitators are extensively used:
Gate agitators are selected for their ability to handle high-viscosity fluids, promote solids suspension, and provide gentle mixing, making them suitable for processes where shear-sensitive materials or dense mixtures need to be processed effectively. Their design is particularly advantageous in rectangular or square tanks where the gate blades can sweep the entire tank volume. The versatility and scalability of gate agitators make them valuable tools in a wide range of industrial applications.
Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) analysis for an agitator involves simulating and analyzing the flow of fluids and the associated mixing behavior within a mixing vessel or tank equipped with an agitator. This analysis is crucial in industries such as chemical engineering, pharmaceuticals, food processing, and more, where efficient mixing and agitation are essential processes.
Our step-by-step approach to conducting a CFD analysis for an agitator: