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Mixers – Vertical (Flash, Rapid Mix, Flocculator) – Lightnin

Lightnin- Mixers A World Leader in Industrial Mixing since 1923, Lightnin has 90 years of unrivaled experience in industrial mixing technology, process knowledge, and technological innovation. Lightnin enjoys a global reputation for durable, long-lasting mixers, agitators, aerators, and flocculators for fluid process systems. We offer a full spectrum of impeller designs for diverse applications. In addition, we offer a worldwide service network, mixer repair, gearbox repair, and replacement parts programs. Look to JCI and Lightnin for knowledge, technology, and service excellence.

WATER AND WASTEWATER TREATMENT

We understand every phase of water and wastewater treatment and apply Lightnin Mixing techniques and process know-how to optimize results. Just about every step in the water and waste water process depends on suspending solids, or flow streams being mixed uniformly with a liquid or gas. The right degree of fluid motion and shear stress is critical during each stage. Highly efficient impeller systems minimize running costs, while purpose built agitator drives minimize maintenance and ensure long term reliability. Application expertise includes;

  • Aeration
  • Equalization
  • Flash Mixing
  • Flocculation

CHEMICALS – PETROCHEMICALS

World class chemical and petrochemical companies around the globe rely on the mixing expertise and experience behind the Lightnin brand to maximize process efficiency and minimize  operating costs. Reliability and low cost of ownership are assured from standard equipment of 125W (0.17HP) through to custom designedequipment for critical process operations in excess of 2500kW (3350HP). Extensive experience includes:

  • Acetic Acid to VCM
  • Blending, high and low viscosity,
  • Newtonian & non-Newtonian
  • Crystallization
  • Dispersion, Dissolution
  • Heat Transfer

MINERALS PROCESSING

With Lightnin products SPX FLOW has pioneered many of the mixing techniques now considered standard for minerals recovery. From individual agitators for simple solids suspension applications; the exacting demands of High Pressure Oxidative leaching to the design of complex systems for counter-current solvent extraction. Our unique understanding of mixing requirements coupled with purpose designed agitator drives ensure optimum process performance and long term reliability. Process expertise from:

  • Alumina to Uranium and Zinc
  • Leaching, Conventional Leach, Carbon in Leach, Carbon in Pulp, Bio-Leach (Bio-Oxidation),
  • High Pressure Oxidative Leach
  • Precipitation

PHOSPHATES & FERTILIZER

Phosphates, Phosphoric Acid and Fertilizer production processes are recognized as some of the most arduous mixing applications requiring exceptionally rugged equipment design and a high level of process expertise. SPX has supplied hundreds of Lightnin brand agitators for general Phosphoric Acid Attack Tank and Reactor duties and is the largest supplier of the highly sophisticated draft tube type circulators for Isothermal reactors. Working closely with process licensors SPX FLOW is a key supplier of agitation systems for both hot and cold crystallizers for the production of Potash and other specialized fertilizers.

FLUE GAS DESULPHURIZATION

Since the first installation of its kind in the mid 1960’s, more than 1000 Lightnin brand Top and Side Entering Agitators for FGD process operations have been successfully applied around the world. SPX FLOW has extensive experience in the design and supply of Gas Sparge Systems for Mass Transfer in many differentmarkets and applications. Specifically a lance system has been developed for the Lightnin brand to provide the required mass transfer for FGD Absorbers. The technology has proven successful and allows Scrubber suppliers and Utilities to optimize their Oxidation systems for maximum efficiency.

FOOD & BEVERAGE

Mixing, stirring and blending of products are fundamental operations in Food & Beverage processing. Often a product consists of components that are either dissolved or contain a dispersion of particles of different sizes; such as milk which consists of fat, protein, carbohydrates, minerals and water. Whether you need a standalone mixer or a complete mixing and blending system,
SPX FLOW offers market-leading solutions from Lightnin. We help you determine the best solution for your mixing and blending needs to achieve the results you want. Lightnin Mixers comply with Food Safety Regulations 3A, FDA and CE standards.

Common applications include:

  • Milk
  • Yogurt
  • Juice
  • Soft drinks
  • Vegetable oil
  • Chocolate
  • Beer / Spirits
  • Sauces
  • Salad dressing

PHARMACEUTICALS

Applications to include Pharmaceutical, biotech, personal care, animal care, or medical application from a few liters to fermentation reactors in excess of  31,700gal. We recognize the importance of material traceability and can provide a comprehensive QAD package with the mixer. We can include: MTRs, FDA Conformity, CE Conformity, PMI, Quality Plan, Welder Qualifications and Surface Finish Certificates.