ParkProcess’ JetFlo Tank Jet Mixer is designed to pull in 3 times the amount of surrounding fluid that is pumped through its nozzle, ejecting the mixture in a rapidly expanding plume through the venturi section of the mixer. These mixers are made so that the nozzle insert and venturi insert are replaceable without having to replace the complete mixer. The JetFlo is simple to install and easy to assemble/disassemble using two groove style clamps to keep the removable parts in place.
Tank jet mixers are a cost effective and quite often a more efficient alternative to standard mechanical agitators. The JetFlo mixer can be installed in practically any position in a tank or basin, although there are preferred orientations and locations for the mixers depends on the shape and size of the vessel/basin in which they are installed.
- Heat transfer
- Chemical mixing
- Solids suspension
- Sludge mixing
- Flash mixing
- Lime mixing
- Small compact unit
- No moving parts
- Controllable performance
- Removable nozzle and venturi
- Pulls in 3 gallons of fluid for every one gallon pumped through the nozzle
- JetFlo body is made of carbon steel with special coating, but 304 stainless steel, 316 stainless steel, or other metals are available options.
- JetFlo nozzle and venturi are made of UHMW Polyethylene, but PVC, nylon, kynar, ryton or other plastics as well as stainless steel are available options.
- Nozzle and Venturi pieces are held in place using groove type clamps.
- JetFlo tank mixers are available in 1” through 6” pipe sizes, handling flows from 15 to over 1,000gpm.
|As fluid is pumped through the JetFlo’s inlet nozzle, a low pressure zone is created between the end of the nozzle and the inlet of the diffuser section. This low pressure zone pulls in surrounding fluid and entrains it in the motive flow from the nozzle. The diffuser (venturi) section produces the velocity recovery necessary to keep the plume of fluid together and with enough dynamic energy to push far into the surrounding fluid. This action entrains even more of the surrounding fluid into the expanding plume creating a movement of all the fluid in the vessel/basin.|
If the turnover rate of a given amount of fluid is one minute, the amount of fluid using the JetFlo can be easily calculated by taking the volume and dividing by four. This number represents the amount of fluid that must be fed to the JetFlo(s) to turn the given volume in one minute. For example, if the tank is 1000 gallons, then JetFlo(s) will be able to turn that volume in one minute with a pump that will flow 250gpm. If the requirement is to turn the tank in one hour, then a pump that flows 250/60 or 4.166gpm would be sufficient using a JetFlo mixer. For a 100,000 gallon tank that needs to be turned once per day, the requirement would be 100.000/4= 25,000/24= 1041. 1041/60 = 17.36gpm. So the pump for this application would have to be able to pump 17.36gpm. Then the number and size of JetFlos would need to be decided. Typically with larger tanks it is best to use multiple JetFlos so they can be positioned in advantageous locations to create the best mixing action. In the case of the 100,000 gallon tank it might be best to use at least 4 JetFlos. Since the total flow required from the pump to turn the tank in 24 hours is 17.36gpm, each JetFlo would be fed 17.36/4 = 4.34gpm. The depth of the tank/basin will also come into play since there is a psi requirement by the JetFlo to function properly. A 30psi pressure drop across the nozzle of the JetFlo is usually enough to create the mixing plume necessary to create thorough mixing. So, the depth that the JetFlo is positioned below the surface of the fluid in the tank/basin should be added in psi to the required pressure of the feed pump. The flow will determine the size of the JetFlo and with that given flow, the nozzle chart is used to pick out the correct size JetFlo.
All dimensions subject to change without notice. All dimensions in inches.