Helical Ribbon Agitators

  • Technical Parameters
Legend: • • • = high effectiveness / • • = moderate effectiveness / • = low effectiveness
Impeller Type Central / off center
Baffles: 0 / 2 / 3 / 4
Blades: 2 / 3 / 4
Stages: 1
Flow Direction Radial
Preferred Arrangement Center Mounted
Blending • •
Suspending • •
Dispersing • •
Heat Transfer • •
Gassing • •
Flow Range Turbulent / Transitional
Viscosity Range 1 - 50000
Features - Universal mixing impeller for a wide viscosity range
- Variable blade angles (standard versions with 20° to 45°)
Diameter Ratio 0.5 - 0.8 [d1 / d2]
Speed 300 - 1500
Tip Speed 5 − 20 [ft/s]
Features of paddle agitators

Helical ribbon agitators, also known as helical screw agitators, are a type of axial flow agitator commonly used in various industries for mixing and blending applications. These agitators have a unique helical ribbon-like blade design that imparts axial flow patterns within the mixing vessel. Here are some key features and characteristics of helical ribbon agitators:

  • 01. Helical Ribbon Blade Design
  • 02. Axial Flow Pattern
  • 03. Gentle Mixing
  • 04. High Viscosity Mixing
  • 05. Solids Suspension
  • 06. Heat Transfer
  • 07. Tank Shape
  • 08. Versatility
  • 09. Customization
  • 10. Maintenance

Due to their gentle mixing capabilities, ability to handle high-viscosity fluids, and effective solids suspension, helical ribbon agitators are commonly used in industries where vertical mixing and fluid circulation are critical. The versatility and scalability of helical ribbon agitators make them valuable tools in various industrial processes.

USE of paddle agitators

Helical ribbon agitators, with their unique features and capabilities, find widespread use in various industries where vertical mixing, gentle blending, and efficient solids suspension are essential. Here are some common industries where helical ribbon agitators are extensively employed:

  • 01. Food and Beverage Industry
  • 02. Pharmaceuticals
  • 03. Chemical Industry
  • 04. Paints and Coatings
  • 05. Adhesives and Sealants
  • 06. Cosmetics and Personal Care
  • 07. Petrochemical Industry
  • 08. Mining and Metallurgy
  • 09. Water and Wastewater Treatment
  • 10. Renewable Energy Production

Helical ribbon agitators are selected for their ability to handle high-viscosity fluids, gentle mixing capabilities, and efficient solids suspension. Their design allows for effective vertical mixing and fluid circulation, making them valuable tools in a wide range of industrial processes.

CFD ANALYSIS

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:

  • 01. Problem Definition and Geometry Creation
  • 02. Mesh Generation
  • 03. Boundary Conditions
  • 04. Solver Setup
  • 05. Simulation Run
  • 06. Post-processing and Analysis
  • 07. Optimization and Iteration
  • 08. Reporting and Documentation