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Remarkable power saving with SALOMIX™ agitator

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Sulzer Remarkable power saving with SALOMIX™ agitator

Remarkable power saving with SALOMIX™ agitator

By: Sulzer

Sulzer was looking for a field test installation for the new SALOMIX SSF100 side-mounted agitator. A Swedish customer was interested in the energy savings the agitator could offer compared to the existing one. Once the SALOMIX was running, the actual power saving was measured at 45 kW.

The project

The customer is a world-leading manufacturer of packaging cartons and liquid cartons intended for users with very high demands for efficient, creative and functional packaging solutions. The mill runs old agitators of the Jylhävaara type in several storage towers.

The power consumption of one of the installed agitators with a 75 kW motor was high. The mill was facing:

  • High power consumption and consequently high operational costs
  • Reliability problems
  • Difficulties in finding spare parts
Sulzer Old agitator installation

Old agitator installation

The solution

Sulzer replaced one of the old agitators (75 kW motor) with a SALOMIX SSF100 (30 kW motor) equipped with an EX3 propeller in October 2020. The agitator runs smoothly, and the vibration level is low. The calculated energy saving was realized as the EX3 propeller saves more than 60% energy compared to the previous agitator. The same process performance is still achieved.

“SALOMIX SSF did not only achieve a remarkable power saving, but the customer was also able to cut the high maintenance cost and get a compact installation.”Mats Rosengren, Area Sales Manager, Sulzer

Customer benefit

  • Power consumption reduced from 71 to 26 kW, a saving of 45 kW
  • Smooth operation with low vibrations
  • High reliability
  • Cost-effective Sulzer double mechanical seal SAC2
  • Compact installation

The power savings were achieved immediately after start-up. The customer, therefore, decided to buy the installation shortly after.

Product data

Agitator model: SSF100-130 with a 30 kW motor vPropeller: EX3-1300

Energy savings: 45 kW, more than 60%

Seal type: Double mechanical Sulzer SAC2

Support legs: Advanced type

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About Sulzer
Sulzer is a global leader in fluid engineering. We specialize in pumping, agitation, mixing, separation, and application technologies for fluids of all types. Our customers benefit from our commitment to innovation, performance, and quality and from our responsive network of 180 world-class production facilities and service centers across the globe. Sulzer has been headquartered in Winterthur, Switzerland, since 1834. In 2020, our 15’000 employees delivered revenues of CHF 3.3 billion. Our shares are traded on the SIX Swiss Exchange (SIX: SUN). The Pumps Equipment division specializes in pumping solutions specifically engineered for the processes of our customers. We provide pumps, agitators, compressors, grinders, and screens developed through intensive research and development in fluid dynamics and advanced materials. We are a market leader in pumping solutions for water, oil and gas, power, chemicals, and most industrial segments.

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