Environment & Safety Gas Processing/LNG Maintenance & Reliability Petrochemicals Process Control Process Optimization Project Management Refining

Laxmi Advani

L&T Energy Hydrocarbon, Mumbai, India

Laxmi Advani is a chemical engineer with more than 13 yr of experience in process engineering within the chemical process industry. She has worked on numerous greenfield and brownfield projects/proposals in oil and gas, LNG regassification terminals, petrochemicals, offsite/utilities and specialty chemicals facilities during her tenure with companies like Petrofac, Larsen & Toubro and Toyo Engineering. In an ongoing project, she has utilized learnings for multiple side-entry jet mixers, the design aspects of these mixers, mixing time evaluation criteria and their installation. Advani earned a B.Tech degree in chemical engineering from the Institute of Chemical Technology (formerly known as UDCT) in Mumbai. Additionally, she is a TUV certified Functional Safety Professional (Level 1). She intends to appear for PMP certifications that will enhance her capabilities in the project management domain.

Tank side-entry jet mixer design, arrangement and applications

L&T Energy Hydrocarbon: Laxmi Advani

Side entry mixers, or jet mixers, are commonly used to achieve mixing in storage tanks and reactors. Impellers are another conventional device used for mixing in industry, but they are expensive for large storage tanks and underground tanks, so jet mixers have proven to be a better alternative.

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