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Re: How do I select the optimal location for an impeller inside a tank?8 February 2012 at 1:29pm
Based on the tank dimensions and liquid densities, this is a storage tank for hydrocarbon liquids. Therefore, the logical mixer is a side-entering mixer, which is usually sized based on horsepower, with a practical gear reduction and impeller speed. The impeller and corresponding pumping capacity is sized to utilize the available motor power. For content uniformity, between 3 and 10 tank turnovers are typical for side-entering mixers. This application would require a 30 hp to 50 hp side-entering mixer.
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