Dave Dickey Forum Moderator 246 Posts
Re: Calculating rpm power10 May 2007 at 1:29pmThe answer is dont do it.
There is no way an impeller that large should ever be rotated at 180 rpm in a vessel that size. Without baffles, the liquid contents would swirl over the top to the tank an splash everywhere around the tank. At 180 rpm, without baffles, the impeller power draw would be about 7.8 kW, that's kilowatts, not watts. At 360 rpm, the power jumps to 61 kW. The mixer described is suitable for a much larger tank, not for one 2 m tall and 1.5 m in diameter, regardless of the contents. Baffles only make the design worse, because the power levels are about three times the levels without baffles.
Do not attempt to operate the mixer in the manner described!