Komax Systems Inc.

15301 Graham St.
Huntington Beach,  CA  92649

United States
http://www.komax.com
  • Booth: 1030


Komax Custody Transfer Mixer or CT mixer; automatic sampler!

Komax CT mixers are installed in petroleum product transfer lines such as ship and tank truck terminals or refinery transfers in combination with a LACT unit. They assure that the bottom sediment and water – B, S & W – is thoroughly dispersed throughout the crude oil stream. Even water droplet size and distribution occurs over a wide flow range.


 Press Releases

  • HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA In every business every penny truly counts, it is no secret the oil and gas industry is on the top of that list. Komax Systems Custody Transfer Mixer can assure the oil and gas industry will get every dollar back they spend and then some.

    Focused On Results

    Komax engineers derived the Custody Transfer mixer design when approached by the Chief Engineer of Chevron Pipeline Company. The Carbon Steel Custody Transfer mixer was developed in response to a request of a low pressure drop static mixer designed specifically to optimize accuracy of crude oil sampling. 

    "Errors in crude oil sampling were an industry-wide problem plaguing profitability," Said Frank Estrada/Production Manager.  The engineers here at Komax went back to the drawing board to design a mixer of the future, working intensively to eliminate issues like wall streaming and ensuring uniform distribution. The internal vortices or back-mixing created by the Komax mixing elements also send a portion of the flow back upstream within the mixer, minimizing spikes of Bottom Sediment &Water concentration. This combination of smart mixing helps the custody transfer sampler maximize its accuracy.

    Proven Results

    The goal with custody transfer mixing is to make certain you get a truly representative sample, and with Komax, our design makes that as easy as 1,2,3.

    The Custody Transfer mixer can be in either a horizontal or vertical pipeline. In the horizontal line, the first element acts like a ramp, forcing the bottom water into the crude to be further mixed homogeneously. 

    "One of the best features of our products is the final mixing element that eliminates all of the axial rotation of the flow downstream of the mixer," said Nolan Smith/Sr. Applications Specialist. "Violent rotation would create barber poling in the water.  The automatic sampler is then located two to four pipe diameters downstream of the mixer.  The result means reliable data that shows up in the sampling."

    To date, Komax has installed more than 8,000 Custody Transfer Mixers worldwide. Komax is considered the industry standard. In fact, Komax Custody Transfer mixers paid for themselves in as little as six hours.

    CONTACT INFORMATION
    Robert S. Smith, President 

    Komax 15301 Graham Street Huntington Beach, CA  92649 1-800-826-0760


 Products

  • Custody Transfer Static Mixer
    Komax CT mixers are installed in petroleum custody transfer sampling lines such as ship and tank truck terminals or refinery transfers in combination with a LACT unit where proper crude oil metering is an absolute must....

  • The Komax CT mixer was specially designed to solve conventional custody transfer sampling and mixing problems. The CT mixer may be installed in a horizontal or vertical pipeline. In a horizontal line, the first mixing element is set 30 degrees off the centerline so the bottom mixing element ear acts as a ramp, forcing the bottom water up into the crude (see Figures 1 and 2). The internal vortices or back-mixing created by the Komax mixing elements also send a portion of the flow back upstream within the mixer, minimizing spikes of BS&W concentration. This combination of smart mixing helps the custody transfer sampler maximize its accuracy. Komax uniquely understands site-specific smart mixing, avoiding overmixing or emulsifying, and produces a very uniform distribution and droplet size of the water in the custody transfer metering process. 

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    custodytransfer_mixer04A very important feature of the Komax CT mixer is the addition of a special exit straightening fin that cancels all of the axial rotation of the flow downstream of the mixer. Violent rotation of the stream would cause the centrifuging problem (barber poling) of the water to re-occur. The automatic sampler is located two to four pipe diameters downstream of the mixer. The resulting samples provide highly reliable net crude oil measurements.

    Well over 10,000 Komax custody transfer sampling mixers have since been installed worldwide and this remarkably efficient device is now considered the industry standard for custody transfer applications. As a result of the spectacular results obtained mixing BS & W into crude oil process streams prior to sampling, KOMAX Custody Transfer mixers have been proven to pay for themselves in as little as six hours.


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