Hilltip Introduces Brine Blenders
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Hilltip Introduces Brine Blenders

External, electric blender comes in three sizes up to 800 gallons.

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Due to the rapidly growing demand for brine in ice maintenance programs, Hilltip has brought to market BrimeMixx, brine solution blender that come in 135, 370 and 800 gallon sizes. The external brine blender is designed to simplify the correct combination of water and salt for either anti-icing or direct de-icing applications.

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The BrineMixx works by filling the tank with fresh water and adding rock salt to preset amounts based on the amount of water present. An electric-powered, 103-gpm pump properly circulates the mixture. Since these are smaller batches, it doesn’t require much agitation to achieve the ideal salinity concentration of 23.3 percent. According to Hilltip, it takes a little more than an hour to mix a full 800-gallon tank of brine.

Once a batch is complete, he brine can be pumped directly from the blending tank to the spreader or sprayer as it’s being produced, alleviating the need for a storage tank. A heavy-duty filter is located between the valve and transfer hose, capturing dirt and contaminants, keeping them from the application equipment.

The blending tank and lid are constructed out of durable polyethylene, making the brine blender rust and corrosion free. A liquid-level indicator is integrated into the blending tank and a sharp-edged spike strip is included on the top grate to simplify opening salt bags. Also, a salinity meter is included for accurate brine testing.