FERTILISERS AND CHEMICALS

Tanks West manufactures a range of mechanical mixing tanks suitable for most agricultural fertilisers. The increasingly widespread use of liquid fertilisers has produced a growing demand for mixing tanks, which allow on-site preparation of fertilisers and chemicals.

Using mixing tanks, growers are able to produce individual fertiliser combinations, to best suit their particular needs.

Featuring heavy-duty industrial impeller mixers direct mounted to the roof of the tank, our chemically resistant mixing tanks are capable of blending and dissolving dry fertilisers, additives and other liquids in a water-based solution.

FEATURES AND BENEFITS

  • High agitation rates for rapid batch turn around
  • Aggressive floor scouring to prevent sediment
  • Ability to produce specific fertiliser/Chemical Recipes
  • Single and Three phase drive motors available
  • Integrated design – no mounting frames required
  • Variety of hatch styles for easy loading of dry fertilisers

Tanks West mixing tanks enable growers to mix fertiliser and chemicals on site and tailor the mix to individual specifications.

WHY THE MIXERS WORK SO WELL

Tanks West mixing tanks utilise axial flow impellers which discharge downwards towards the vessel bottom this creates a flow pattern across the floor of the tank and up the vertical walls. This flow vector then blends with the circular flow being created by the rotation of the blade to give even mixing of the entire contents of the tank.

The batch turnover rate gives an indication of the pumping capacity of the mixer, it can be seen from the chart below that Tanks West mixing tanks are designed to move the entire contents of the tank twice each minute. In the large tanks this means the mixer is moving 20,000 litres of liquid per minute, or 30 times more than a common motor driven transfer pump.

A typical mix of say 4000 kg of dry fertiliser and 7000 litres of water would be mixed in under one hour.

DIMENSIONS AND SPECIFICATIONS

Tank Volume (L) Batch Volume (L) Height (m) Diameter (m) Floor Area (sqm) Hatch Size
23,000 20,000 2.40 3.60 10.20 1500×600
15,000 13,500 2.40 2.90 6.60 1500×600
12,000 10,000 1.80 2.90 6.60 1500×600
8,000 7,000 1.20 2.90 6.60 1500×600
4,500 4,000 1.20 2.30 4.15 1000×600
2,900 2,400 1.20 1.80 2.50 800×500
1,800 1,400 1.45 1.30 1.30 500×350

Prices on application. Tanks available up to 60,000L on request.

MOTOR SPECIFICATIONS

Single Phase 23,000L 15,000L 12,000L 8,000L 4,500L 2,900L 1,800L
Model/Drawing A3755/07 A3755/06 A3755/05 A3755/04 A3755/03 A3755/02 A3755/01
Motor kWs 2.2 1.1 0.55 0.55 0.37 0.75 0.37
Gearbox type SEW SEW SEW SEW SEW none none
Shaft diameter 45mm 40mm 30mm 30mm 30mm 20mm 20mm
Shaft speed RPM 251 178 149 694 694 1390 1360
Impeller diameter 590mm 600mm 600mm 490mm 500mm 160mm 140mm
Batch turnovers 1.6 1.6 2.03 2.24 3.3 1.5 1.7

 

Three Phase 23,000L 15,000L 12,000L 8,000L 4,500L 2,900L 1,800L
Model/Drawing A3755/07 A3755/06 A3755/05 A3755/04A A3755/03A A3755/02 A3755/01
Motor kWs 2.2 1.1 0.55 2.2-8pole 1.5-8pole 0.75-4pole 0.37-4pole
Gearbox type SEW SEW SEW none none none none
Shaft diameter 45mm 40mm 30mm 30mm 30mm 20mm 20mm
Shaft speed RPM 251 178 149 694 694 1390 1360
Impeller diameter 590mm 600mm 600mm 325mm 305mm 160mm 140mm
Batch turnovers 1.6 1.6 2.03 2.14 3.1 1.5 1.7