What Is A Fluidizer?
A Fluidizer is an apparatus used to extract saturated solid or thickened material from a storage device such as a wet bin or thickener. It is part of the eductor family of devices.
How Does It Work?
A high energy stream of liquid (most often water) is injected through a nozzle at high velocity. The jet creates a region of low pressure at the point of extraction which encourages the flow of material into the fluidizer.
The jet also imparts energy to the entrained material and enables it to accelerate from almost a static condition to the required flow rate.
Paterson & Cooke Fluidizers?
Paterson & Cooke supply custom designed fluidizers for client specific applications. We can either custom size a unit from our standard range or design a fluidizer from scratch. Our designs focus on facilitating bin extraction and we often design the complete
extraction system, including motive water and discharge slurry pump selection thereby integrating it completely into the client's plant design.
In bin extraction systems we often design the fluidizers to be an integral part of or become an extension of the storage bin such that it facilitates mass flow.
The Paterson & Cooke Fluidizers are designed using the best choice of fabrication method and material choice. The specific application and the number of units required over the life of the project as well as the duty and wear characteristics of the slurry are also taken into account.