Sonic Mixing Systems for Dispersing Fumed Silica
The Sonolator very effectively disperses and homogenizes fumed silica liquid slurries, and usually at much lower pressures than the 5,000 psi often suggested. The Sonolator, for example, will disperse fumed silica into polyester resins, generating the desired thixotropic index while eliminating gel agglomeration, at only 500 psi! Our systems use a PD pump to force the silica premix through a specially engineered Orifice, generating pressure and cavitation. The mix then exits the Orifice at extremely high velocity, striking a blade in its path that helps generate excessive cavitation. The fluid acceleration, cavitation and pressure work together to significantly reduce silica agglomerates, thereby improving thix index and product stability and appearance.
Comprehensive Equipment, Instrumentation and Controls
Our comprehensive systems include a PD pump and our Sonolator dispersion device along with instrumentation and controls. When the fluid slurry is forced through the Sonolator dispersion chamber, the acceleration and cavitation inside violently rips solid agglomerates apart, forcing smaller particles into a uniform suspension. Many applications involve the use of polyester resins and other flammable fluids, so our systems can be designed with XP rated controls to meet class 1 div 1 and div 2 areas. The systems are customized to meet your standards and include 3D layout approval drawings. We also provide electrical VFD and PLC cabinets for automated operations of the skid. See about customization experience here