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• Uniform Blending
• Rapid Hydration
• Speed Mixing
• No moving parts
FOR LIQUID AND SLURRY APPLICATIONS

VORTEX VENTURES INC.


950 Portwest Drive, Suite 100
Houston,TX 77024
Phone: 713-869-2593
ax: 713-869-2596
ortex@vortexventures.com
www.vortexventures.com
LOBESTAR® MIXING EDUCTOR
DYNAMIC SHEAR/MIXING
The unique internal geometry of the LOBESTAR® NOZZLE generates an axial and radial flow
stream. The two distinct flow patterns produce dynamic turbulence in the mixing
chamber of the LOBESTAR® MIXING EDUCTOR. The dynamic turbulence
provides large interfacial contact between the two flow patterns,
resulting in rapid particles wetting and
product hydration.

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Nozzle geometry, aspect ratio,
Reynolds Numbers, viscosity and density influence
the downstream flow characteristics. The jet nozzle geometry
generally will passively dictate the behavior of the flow field in the diffuser
section of the jet pump. This flow field will influence the condition of the boundary layer.

SUCTION (3)
POWDER, GRANULAR OR
A SECONDARY LIQUID
INLET/SUCTION BLENDED
SLURRY

(1)
LOBESTAR®
POWER
JET NOZZLE

THROAT DIFFUSER
(2)

The four basic parts of the LOBESTAR® mixing


PRIMARY MIXING eductor are the (1) jet nozzle, (2) diffuser, (3) suction
LIQUID CHAMBER port and 4) mixing chamber.
FEED (4)

The term “Eductor” describes a jet pump without moving parts and utilizes fluid in motion to produce low pressure. Motive
power is provided by a centrifugal or gear pump. The pressurized fluid stream is converted from pressure-energy to high
velocity as the fluid enters a unique nozzle configuration, known as the LOBESTAR® NOZZLE. The issuing high velocity
jet stream produces a strong suction in the mixing chamber of the LOBESTAR® MIXING EDUCTOR, causing a powder,
granular material or a secondary fluid to be drawn through a suction port into the mixing chamber of the LOBESTAR®
MIXING EDUCTOR. An exchange of momentum occurs when the powder intersects with the motive fluid. The dynamic
turbulence between the two components produces a uniformly mixed stream traveling at a velocity intermediate between
the motive and suction velocities through a constant diameter throat where mixing is completed. The diffuser is shaped to
reduce the velocity gradually and convert velocity energy back to pressure at the discharge with a minimum loss of energy.
PAT. NO. 5,664,733 (713) 869-2593 • Fax: 713-869-2596 • 6950 Portwest Drive, Suite 100 • Houston,TX 77024
PAT. NO. 5,775,466 vortex@vortexventures.com • www.vortexventures.com
LOBESTAR MIXING EDUCTOR
®

FOR SANITARY APPLICATIONS


( FOOD, COSMETIC AND PHARMACEUTICAL )

Effective blending and mixing are an essential part of


MODEL V VE-SS-2 everyday operations in most industrial process industries.
TRI-CLAMP STYLE CONNECTION Specific application requirements may vary but the ultimate
achievement is to have a homogenous product. The
LOBESTAR® MIXING EDUCTOR is effective in speed
mixing most powders and granular materials without the
inherent problem of fisheyes or microgels. The
LOBESTAR® NOZZLE is completely recessed out of the
mixing chamber providing an obstruction free passageway
that eliminates plugging.

LOBESTAR® MIXING EDUCTORS are available in special materials,


such as KYNAR® and UHMW. KYNAR® is one of the most stable
commercial resins. KYNAR® resists strong acids, solvents and
reducing agents. Their inherent chemical resistance and high purity
make KYNAR® ideal for contact applications with acids, chlorine,
halogenated solvents and petrochemical mixtures.

LOBESTAR® MIXING EDUCTOR


with VALVE & HOPPER
The mixing and dynamic shearing by the LOBESTAR®
MIXING EDUCTOR translates into savings in
production usage. Proper mixing reduces the amount
of chemicals to achieve optimum physical properties.

LOBESTAR® MIXING EDUCTOR

Model shown with hopper


LOBESTAR® MODEL VVE-SS-3 by-pass so that a suction
hose can be attached to
TYPICAL draw material directly
PLANT from a bag or tote.
INSTALLATION
Arrangement MODEL VVE-SS-2
illustrates the flexibility
in suction selection
using a hose with and
on hopper

(713) 869-2593 • Fax: 713-869-2596 • 6950 Portwest Drive, Suite 100 • Houston,TX 77024
vortex@vortexventures.com • www.vortexventures.com
®

LOBESTAR MIXING EDUCTOR


LOBESTAR® MIXING EDUCTORS are available in alternative materials to be compatible with your product.

The LOBESTAR® SHEAR/MIXER provides the Dynamic Shear to produce greater interfacial contact. Dynamic
Shear is defined as stretching and folding under shear-stress conditions.

TRI - ACLAMP THREADED


A
B
B

C
C

Model Nominal Size A B C Model Nominal Size A B C


Number Inches / Cm inches/cm Number Inches / Cm inches/cm

V VE-1 1 8.38 4.18 1.13 V VE-1 1 7.87 2.50 3.18


(2.54) 21.20 10.60 2.87 (2.54) 20.00 6.35 8.08
V VE-1.5 1.5 11.18 4.75 1.38 V VE-1.5 1.5 9.87 3.38 3.00
(3.81) 28.30 12.00 3.50 (3.81) 25.00 8.59 7.62
V VE-2 2 13.44 5.00 1.63 V VE -2 2 14.50 5.25 3.68
(5.08) 34.13 1.27 4.10 (5.08) 36.80 13.30 93.40
V VE-3 3 18.88 5.18 2.13 V VE-3 3 18.50 6.00 6.00
(7.62) 4.80 13.15 5.41 (7.62) 46.99 15.24 15.24
V VE-4 4 20.25 6.25 2.75 V VE-4 4 23.00 7.00 7.00
(10.16) 25.00 8.36 6.99 (10.16) 58.42 17.78 17.78
V VE-6 6 25.00 8.63 4.63 V VE-6 6 30.00 7.50 7.50
(15.24) 6.35 21.92 11.76 (15.24) 7.620 19.05 19.05

FLANGED GROOVE
A

B
A
B

C C

Model Nominal Size A B C Model Nominal Size A B C


Number Inches / Cm inches/cm Number Inches / Cm inches/cm

V VE-1 1 8.00 2.63 3.32 V VE-1 1


(2.54) 20.32 66.80 8.43 (2.54) N/A N/A N/A
V VE-1.5 1.5 10.50 3.50 3.25 V VE-1.5 1.5
(3.81) 26.68 8.90 8.25 (3.81) N/A N/A N/A
V VE-2 2 15.25 5.63 4.06 V VE-2 2
(5.08) 38.70 14.30 10.30 (5.08) N/A N/A N/A
V VE-3 3 18.88 6.25 6.25 V VE-3 3 18.25 5.00 5.00
(7.26) 4.80 15.90 15.88 (7.62) 46.30 12.70 12.70
V VE-4 4 23.50 7.25 7.25 V VE-4 4 21.63 5.88 4.25
(10.16) 5.90 18.40 18.42 (10.16) 54.10 14.90 10.80
V VE-6 6 30.50 7.75 7.75 V VE-6 6 29.31 6.50 5.31
(15.24) 77.40 19.60 19.69 (15.24) 7.40 16.51 13.40
PAT. NO. 5,664,733 (713) 869-2593 • Fax: 713-869-2596 • 6950 Portwest Drive, Suite 100 • Houston,TX 77024 10110100
PAT. NO. 5,775,466 vortex@vortexventures.com • www.vortexventures.com