We represent a company that sells second - hand equipment, our customer needs a practical way to mix a viscous product and the agitator is a 36 hp - 120 RPM, but the structure to handle this agitator in a 1200 gal SS reactor is very complicated according to our main engineer in USA. We do not have more in the inventory, what could be the mechanical structure suitable to install the agitator in the reactor?
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Dave Dickey Forum Moderator 246 Posts
Re:8 August 2006 at 1:29pm
A typical 1200 gal reactor is about 6 ft. (72 in.) in diameter and a 36 hp mixer running at 120 rpm requires support for 18,900 in-lbs of torque. Based on that information, the following mountings are suggested:
- Open tank - two W8 X 10 beams with cross bracing.
- Closed tank - nozzle mount - 12" ANSI nozzle on 5/16" thick head, for head thicknesses less than 5/16", a 5/16" reinforcing plate is needed.
- Closed tank - pad mount - 12"ANSI pad on a 1/4" thick head, for head thicknesses less than 1/4", a 1/4" reinforcing plate is needed.