Tank Mixing Nozzles

A tank mixing nozzle is an efficient way to circulate fluids in closed or open tanks. Mixing nozzles can also continue to agitate the liquids after they’re combined, keeping solids suspended evenly.

Tank mixing nozzles can be educator or injection types. In eductor nozzles like the TurboMix, the initial fluid pumped into the system is combined with the tank contents within the nozzle, before being sprayed back into the tank.

As a nozzle design and manufacturing expert, BETE has developed custom tank mixing nozzles for a number of industries including agricultural and chemical processing. How can we put our innovation and experience to work for you?

What BETE nozzles are considered Tank Mixing or Agitation?

Tank Mixing Nozzle Design Specifications and Frequently Asked Questions

  • The TurboMix nozzle series is an eductor mixing nozzle. Eductor nozzles attach to a fluid line and spray a large straight jet of fluid through the nozzle’s first orifice. That initial fluid pumped into the system is called the motive fluid. The motive fluid jet steam sprays into a large opening immediately after exiting the first orifice. The action of this fluid passing into the second larger chamber makes a low pressure zone around the opening of the chamber. This low pressure zone forces a high volume of fluid to follow and mix with the motive fluid to eventually be thrown out the end of the nozzle.
  • The TurboMix nozzles most important design characteristic is the creation of the low pressure zone. The extra fluid this zone brings in allows the nozzle to have a discharge flow rate 3 - 5 times greater than that of the motive flow rate.

The TurboMix is a mixing nozzle. This means that a large flow rate is expelled out through the end of the nozzle and thrown up to as far as 15 feet in some instances. The farther this throw, the greater the mixing. As the nozzle throws the fluid, it disrupts the fluid in the path of the spray. While this is happening, the fluid around the nozzle cycles into the nozzle via the low pressure zone. All of these things happening at once generates the mixing ability of the nozzle.

The TurboMix sprays a straight jet of submerged fluid. Because of this, individual droplets do not have the ability to form.

The standard operating pressure for the TurboMix depends on the material of construction. If the nozzle is made from polypropylene, then it operates best on the pressure range of 10.0050.00 psi, with the most advantageous operating pressure being in the 25.0040.00 psi range. For TurboMixes made of metal, the standard operating range widens to 10.00100.00 psi with an optimal operating range of 30.0060.00 psi.

The flow rates for the TurboMix series are given in terms of what is being pumped, this is called the motive flow rate. After the nozzle generates the low pressure zone and sucks more fluid in, the discharge flow rate can be 3 - 5 times greater than the original motive flow rate. The flow rate range for the motive flow rate is 7.003180.00 gpm. This large range allows the TurboMix to lend itself to a wide variety of applications.

  • The TurboMix is the go-to mixing and agitation nozzle. The main benefit of using the TM for these application types is that the discharge flow rate can be 3 - 5 times greater than the motive flow rate. These nozzles types use a clever design to optimize mixing.
  • It is an effective and economical way to circulate liquids in closed or open tanks.
  • There are no moving parts.
  • It is inherently clog resistant and requires minimal maintenance.
  • The nozzles are available in both plastic and metal construction

Our knowledgeable team can help you find the best BETE tank mixing nozzle for your mixing or agitation process. Or if you are looking for an innovative way to reduce your system’s complexity, maintenance cost, and capital outlay, talk with a member of the BETE design team for a custom nozzle solution.