SAICHE-368: Design of Mixers

Provider: Engineers for Africa (John Broli)

Credits: 2

Valid from: 01/09/2020 - 31/08/2023 

Hours: 20

Type: Course

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About the course:

This course first overviews the range of mixers available and then addresses all the technical points of mixer design such as motor sizing, impeller design, shaft sealing, pressure and vacuum services. A solid presentation of all mixer design parameters including important tank or vessel installation and sizing for mixers is presented.
Special mixer types are then addressed and reviewed, covering liquid-liquid services, powder-powder services and other special services, such as static mixers.
The assessment of mixer system layouts and the conditions of the mixer operation are followed through to a selection of the mixer for the relevant service.
There are also some sub-courses that are always added such as motor drive system (including VSDs) and platform design and corrosion as materials selection parameters - to broaden the course and provide the full mixer system design considerations.
The mixer designs and thus selection are analysed through advanced systems, scoping, information and risk analytical methods. The final scope is prepared with control checklists and Interesting and unusual case studies are also presented.
A range of competencies are enhanced including use of engineering and contextual judgement, developing knowledge-based engineering problem-solving, as well as managing the impacts, benefits and consequences of advanced engineering practices.

OBJECTIVES AND ACHIEVEMENTS
The lead objective is to study each of the main mixer types used in a range of industries and applications, which will provide attendees with a sound assessment basis for mixer design (selection) in industrial applications and will limit or eliminate post installation failures and misapplications.
E4A focuses on key approaches to mixer design, points of critical importance and prior recorded failures, and thus serves to make the attendees aware of the wider but important considerations of mixer types and design of complete mixing systems.

VENUE: All of SADC, as the Course is digital and on-line. Live-course and run at office or at home workshops provides the ideal mix of course contents.