Sunday, February 28, 2016

Using Eductors for Non-Powered Tank Mixing

eductor for tank mixing
Eductor for tank mixing
(courtesy of Jacoby Tarbox)
An eductor is a pump that uses a fluid to perform the work of pumping another fluid (or solid). The fluid doing the work is termed the motive fluid, and the fluid being pumped is the suction fluid. The motive fluid employed can be liquid. gas or steam. The suction fluid can be liquid. gas or steam. Other names for eductors include jet pumps, ejectors, Venturi pumps, siphon pumps, steam siphons, and injector pumps. Eductors operate on basic principles of flow dynamics.

Eductors require no power, which means no moving parts. The design of the eductor creates pressure differential allowing fluid to flow naturally within the device - creating suction, mixing, and pushing the liquid throughout the tank.

In-line eductors are the next generation of jet pumps, ejectors, and Venturi pumps providing in-line mixing, pumping, or heating in various process lines. Eductors reduce costs as there are no moving parts and require no direct power.

The video below, while marketing oriented, does a great job at demonstrating how tank mixing is accomplished efficiently and thoroughly with an array of eductors by calculating tank size and volume along with material properties to develop a mixing profile.


For more information, contact:

Mead O'Brien
(800) 892-2769
www.meadobrien.com