How the Pulsair mixing tank process works.
Pulsair Systems was founded in 1983 by Richard E. Parks. Pulsair patented what is know today in the mixing world as “large bubble mixing”, “compressed air mixing”, “compressed gas mixing”, “pulsed air mixing” or other related description. They all describe the mixing process that Pulsair invented and proved worked to mix and blend high viscosity liquids and high solid liquids. This innovative and powerful “pulsed air technology” is the mixing and blending of liquids using sequentially injected bursts or pulses of compressed air or gas. These pulses are released through a series of flat, round disks called accumulator plates that are secured to the tank bottom. By strategically locating the accumulator plates on the tank floor, virtually 100% of the tank’s liquid contents can be uniformly mixed.
This process of sequentially releasing the bubbles at timed intervals creates immediate vertical circulation in the tank and mixes 100% of the tanks contents. The sudden release of air shocks the liquids, setting the liquid molecules in motions. As the air pulse is “squeezed out” beneath the open accumulator plate, is shoots out laterally in a 360 degree direction sweeping the settled solids on the tank floor creating a pressure zone around the plate.
The air then accumulates over the plate into large, oval shaped bubbles. Underneath these large, wide bubbles, a vacuum is created that quickly pull the bottom liquids and solids up to the surface. After the pulse of compressed air is instantaneously released, gravity and physics take over to force the air bubble to the liquid surface. As the bubble rises it also pushes the liquid above it up and out toward the tank perimeter. With no moving parts and minimal maintenance, pulsed air mixing technology reduces the need for extra maintenance, tank downtime and costly repairs commonly associated with mechanical mixing systems.
The size of the air bubble, frequency of pulses and number of accumulator plates in the tank dependent on the diameter and geometry of the tank. The mixing goals and the type of liquid are also factored in when designing a Pulsair mixing system for your tank.
Installation of Pulsair’s mixing systems simple and easy. Once they are installed, they require very little maintenance. The Pulsair mixing systems are sold as “kits” and include a set of tank drawings (for PPC systems). This enables the customer or contractor save money on the installation.