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  • Kristen Modzelewski

In-tank eductor technology for suspending solids & mixing - fuels refinery in the Southern US

Updated: Mar 23, 2023

A fuels refinery in the Southern US contacted us in regards to our in-tank eductor technology, Tank Liquid Agitators (TLAs). The tank at this refinery is used for crude oil that is received from a ship and then moved into the refinery for processing. The eductor array shown below is only one set. All eductors are mounted uniquely on one side to generate movement instead of a typical circular or rectangular array. This plant is suspending solids as well as mixing.

#FunFact - The TLA operates on the principle of flow dynamics. Pressurized fluid is accelerated through the nozzle to become a high velocity stream that entrains tank contents and intimately mixes with them. This combined stream exits the TLA at a high velocity creating a flow field capable of causing additional agitation and mixing the tank contents.

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