Philadelphia Mixing Solutions Ltd. (PMSL, www.philamixers.com), a provider of industrial mechanical and process mixing technology, opened what it calls the world’s largest research and development lab for customers and contract facilities. The facility is designed to analyze and evaluate all mixing and process optimization solutions. It is staffed by four full-time professionals led by Dr. Wojciech Wyczalkowski, PMSL’s director of technology.

The 30,000 square-foot facility has specific areas dedicated to testing for chemical processing, oil storage, energy, and wastewater biological treatment applications. It is also capable of conducting full-scale destructive testing in a dedicated tank.

PMSL’s lab supports mixing processes from beaker-size to scale-up tanks to full-scale aeration testing in a 750,000 gallon indoor basin. The R&D lab is available to provide results of equipment upgrades, process improvements, and comparative studies. All results and test data are shared with customers and analyzed with the application engineer staff to ensure the data is understood and all options are explored. PMSL utilizes the latest in advanced technology including Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) modeling, Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV), and Finite Element Analysis (FEA) modeling. The results are computer recorded at the lab to view real-time data changes. All systems have built-in redundancy.