Food Oil Mixing Test
PULSAIR's European representative set up a food oil test with a potential PULSAIR customer. They installed a 13 plate 3 valve test system in a 237,000 gallon (897T) unrefined oil storage tank. The customer had been experiencing considerable fallout of material from the oil. The fallout was collecting and building in the tank bottom, resulting in a recurring need to take the tank out of service for cleaning.
In a test that PULSAIR founder Dick Parks was able to observe, there was constant movement of the oil using only 20 cubic meters of Nitrogen per hour at a pulse rate of 1 per minute. This consumption is consistent with our estimates as 20 cubic meters per hour is equivalent to 11.8 SCFM.
The raw material storage tanks receive oil from many sources. Because the raw oil varies in many ways, including density, it tends to stratify during storage. When the oils are fed into the refining process the equipment must continually be adjusted to compensate for stratification, which often produces a substandard product. PULSAIR homogenizes the feed stocks and eliminates the need for constant adjustments to the refining equipment. Best of all, the product is finished to a more constant, higher quality.