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CMC Mixing Unit

CMC Mixing Unit

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Mixing Unit

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The CMC mixing unit is a skid designed for a fast dispersion of hydrocolloid products such as carboxymethylcellulose (CMC), flours, carbopol, pectin, and guar or xanthan gum. These additives are widely used in industry on account of their multiple properties: as thickeners, jellifying agents, stabilisers, complexing agents, etc. In the food industry, these additives provide texture, body, consistency and stability to food products. In the cosmetics industry they are used as thickeners, stabilisers, suspending agents and film formers in creams, lotions or shampoo. 

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CMC Mixing Unit

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Operating principle

Hydrocolloid compounds are usually available in dry powder form, which must be diluted in water to obtain the desired colloidal solution. 
When these powders come into contact with water, lumps quickly form and it is difficult to obtain a homogeneous mixture using a conventional agitator. To overcome this problem, this mixing unit incorporates a rotor-stator mixer at the bottom of the tank that shears the product, thereby increasing the water-additive contact area. 
A cowles-type agitator fitted in the tank allows efficient circulation of the powder to the mixer lower head and also helps improve the dispersion time. 
When the process requires working with high powder percentages, the use of hot water can be an important factor as this allows the viscosity to be significantly increased. For such cases, the available options include a heating jacket and the replacement of the cowles-type propeller with another suitable agitation element such as anchor.

Design and features

AISI 316 stainless steel vertical body.
Vertical agitator with cowles propeller.
Tank bottom high-shear mixer.
Maximum and minimum level monitoring probe.
Tank-mounted sampling valve.
Powder adding and inspection manhole.
Clean-in-place (CIP) diffuser balls.
Manual discharge butterfly valve.
Electrical control panel.

Materials

Parts in contact with the product: AISI 316
Other materials: AISI 304
Seals in contact with the product: EPDM
Internal surface finish: 2B, with ground and polished welds Ra ≤ 0.8 µm
External surface finish: 2B

Options

Product discharge pump.
Skid-mounted discharge pump.
Pump protection level control.
Jacketed tank.
Electric element hot water generating system.
Anchor-type agitator or other agitation element according to client’s requirements.
Other options available upon demand according to special client’s requirements.

Documents

Operating principle

Hydrocolloid compounds are usually available in dry powder form, which must be diluted in water to obtain the desired colloidal solution. 
When these powders come into contact with water, lumps quickly form and it is difficult to obtain a homogeneous mixture using a conventional agitator. To overcome this problem, this mixing unit incorporates a rotor-stator mixer at the bottom of the tank that shears the product, thereby increasing the water-additive contact area. 
A cowles-type agitator fitted in the tank allows efficient circulation of the powder to the mixer lower head and also helps improve the dispersion time. 
When the process requires working with high powder percentages, the use of hot water can be an important factor as this allows the viscosity to be significantly increased. For such cases, the available options include a heating jacket and the replacement of the cowles-type propeller with another suitable agitation element such as anchor.

Materials and Options

Parts in contact with the product: AISI 316
Other materials: AISI 304
Seals in contact with the product: EPDM
Internal surface finish: 2B, with ground and polished welds Ra ≤ 0.8 µm
External surface finish: 2B

Product discharge pump.
Skid-mounted discharge pump.
Pump protection level control.
Jacketed tank.
Electric element hot water generating system.
Anchor-type agitator or other agitation element according to client’s requirements.
Other options available upon demand according to special client’s requirements.

Document № FTsolCMC.1_ES
Title Equipo de Mezcla CMC
File type .pdf
Summary El equipo de mezcla CMC es un equipo que permite la dispersión rápida de productos hidrocoloides como carboximetilcelulosa (CMC), harinas, carbopol, pectina, gomas guar o xantán.
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Document № FTsolCMC.1_EN
Title CMC Mixing Unit
File type .pdf
Summary The CMC mixing unit is a skid designed for a fast dispersion of hydrocolloid products such as carboxymethylcellulose (CMC), flours, carbopol, pectin, and guar or xanthan gum.
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Document № FTsolCMC.1_FR
Title Unité de Mélange CMC
File type .pdf
Summary L'unité de mélange CMC est un skid conçu pour une dispersion rapide de produits hydro colloïdes tels que : Le carboxyméthylcellulose (CMC), les farines, le carbopol, la pectine et la gomme de guar et de xanthane.
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Document № FTsolCMC.1_IT
Title Gruppo di Miscelazione CMC
File type .pdf
Summary Il gruppo di miscelazione CMC consente la dispersione rapida di prodotti idrocolloidali come carbossimetilcellulosa (CMC), farine, carbopol, pectina, gomma di guar o xantano.
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Document № FTsolCMC.1_RU
Title Блендер CMC
File type .pdf
Summary Блендер CMC обеспечивает быстрое диспергирование гидроколлоидных продуктов, таких как карбоксиметилцеллюлоза (КМЦ), мука, карбопол, пектин, гуаровая или ксантановая камедь.
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