Bitumen that is crude or filled with polymer must be stored at a high temperature (120-160° C) to be able to be pumped. An agitator is required to maintain constant temperature throughout the tank.
For this kind of storage, Milton Roy Mixing recommends one of two agitator types depending upon the process:
VDA mixers are direct driven mixers at 1500 rpmn.
VRH mixers are suitable for a lot of applications as: Water treatment: Homogenization, additive preparation, sludge suspension, flash mixing … ● And applications as Chemical Ind., consumable product (paint,ink,detergent...) and additive preparation in any Ind. For operations as: -dissolution -heat transfer -solid suspension -storage -...
Applications of VRP agitators include the blending of liquids as additives in water or oil, keeping solids such as lime in suspension, dissolving powders such as salts, heating liquids before reaction, cooling the bulk before conditioning, neutralization of waste, and additive makeup.
Applications of FRH agitators include flocculation process in water treatment for potable water (such as treatment of waste water), or any agitation operation requiring low rotation speed.
Side-entry applications include oil storage, raw and finished products, winemaking processes, ethanolic fermentation, and additive preparation. Processes include homogenization and heat transfer (heating, cooling, temperature holding, and transfer).
HM agitators provide a customized solution for steps in water treatment that must be studied in order to find specific solutions.