Efficient Mixing and Blending from A to Z

One of the most important properties in Oil-based, Synthetic-based and Invert-Emulsion Drilling Fluids is the electrical stability (ES).  ES relates to the stability of the emulsion and oil-wetting capabilities. There are many factors that can affect the degree of emulsification, such as suspended solids, dynamic shear, temperature and pressure.  In many cases large volumes of oil-based drilling fluids are mixed without proper and adequate shearing, causing the oil to separate and barite settling.

The Chaos Mixer is a mixing device that will assure maximum Electrical Stability.  When the drilling fluid passes through the opposing Cavitation Mixing Nozzles and collapse in the mixing chamber due to the sudden reduction in pressure, the forming vapor bubbles implode, generating dynamic shear and fine particle dispersion.

Cavitation Mixing Nozzle:

Hydrodynamic Cavitation is the formation, growth and implosive collapse of developing vapor bubbles in a liquid, created by a fluctuation in fluid pressure.  The hydrodynamic process generating the formation, intensity of implosion and speed of collapse can be controlled through feed pressure to produce the necessary energy dissipation levels.  In the application of cavitation dispersion for finely dispersed emulsions, 92.4 ft/sec. or 40 PSI is adequate.

The slurry enters the converging section of the Cavitation Mixing Nozzle which increases the velocity to approximately 92.4 ft/sec., the slurry then passes through the throat section of the nozzle, gaining full velocity.  As the slurry enters the diverging section of the diffuser the high velocity is suddenly converted into pressure, causing vapor bubbles to form.

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Fig. 1 Model C-CH-10-G-01 Chaos Mixer

Fig. 2 Illustrates the full Chaos Mixer Assembly

Fig. 3 Illustrates the colliding forces within the Chaos Mixer 


Chaos Mixer Pictures


Below are some common applications with which we have achieved optimal results.  This is not an inclusive list, so if you do not see your specific ingredient listed below, please let us know and we will be glad to discuss it further.  Contact Us!

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A โ€“ F G โ€“ Pol Pot โ€“ Z
Ammonium Acetate Gelatines Potassium Acetates
Ammonium Silicate Gluten Potassium Aluminum Silicate
Anti-caking Agents Glycerol Protein Powders
Anti-foaming Agents Gravies Resins
Barley Flour Guar Gum Sodium Acetate
Bentonite Gum Arabic Sodium Aluminum Phosphate
Biopolymers Hard-to-mix Ingredients SCMC (Sodium Carboxymethylcellulose)
Calcium Bisulfate HEC (Hydroxy Ethyl Cellulose) Sodium Citrates
Calcium Carbonates HEMC (Hydroxy Ethyl Methyl Cellulose) Sodium Gluconate
Calcium Citrates Hydrocolloids Sorbitan (Emulsifier)
Calcium Formate Hydroxypropyl Cellulose Sulfuric Acid
CMC (Carboxymethylcellulose) Lime Starches
Carrageenan (Polysaccharides) Magnesium Sugar and Sugar Substitutes
Caropol Magnesium Stearate Tara Gum
Citric Acid Milk Powder Talc
Clays Mineral Salts Thickeners
EDTA Oils and Fats Vegetable Gums
Emulsifiers Pectins Wheat Flour
Flavours Polymers Xanthan Gum
Flocculants Polysorbates (Emulsifiers) Zinc Acetate



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Chaos Mixer Performance chart

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