ESSENTIAL FOR DRY POLYMERS
When working with dry polymers, it is crucial that they are added and hydrated properly to prevent problems such as lumping or product inefficiency. If the dry polymer particles are not individually hydrated, clumps of un-dissolved polymer will form. These clumps could result in plugged filters, ball valves and check valves. Adding dry polymers too quickly or too slowly can create inconsistent batches in your liquid system, which is why a dry polymer dispenser is essential.
SNP’s material handling eductor, also known as a hootonanny or liquid jet pump, can prevent most of these issues. It provides an efficient system for the addition of water-soluble polymers such as guar, polyvinyl alcohol, xanthan gum, sugar, starches, sodium alginate, polyacrylamides and more. Using venturi action, our polymer eductor pulls the dry product uniformly into a water vortex thus wetting the particles and ensuring complete hydration of these particles in the system.
An SNP dry polymer eductor is easy to install for immediate application and use. It requires a water source of at least 50 psi to create a strong vacuum. Once your water pressure is up to 50 psi, add your material to the intake. After this has been done, the eductor does its job to completely wet and disperse the dry polymer particles. An SNP material handling eductor can be used manually by adding material via the large funnel or it can be integrated into an automated system.
The SNP eductor is designed for long lasting service. SNP stocks a full line of replacement parts should your eductor require service or a spare dry zone insert. Every SNP dry polymer eductor includes complete installation and usage instructions.
If you aren’t sure how to integrate an eductor into your system, give us a call at 919-598-0400 or contact us here. Our engineers are experienced in designing and implementing dry addition systems and will be glad to assist you in the selection and installation of your new SNP dry polymer eductor.