Typically, when you purchase a glass-lined vessel, you specify it according to the batch size of your intended process. Sometimes, however, it is necessary (or desirable) to run smaller batches in existing equipment that was designed for much higher volumes. Low level mixing is also inevitable when your vessel contents require constant agitation, even during emptying of the reactor. But is it even possible to mix 5 gallons of product in a 500-gallon vessel? The answer is yes, but there are cautions, rules, and guidelines that should be obeyed in order to successfully accomplish low-level mixing. In this post we’ll tell you all about them, so you can run your agitator correctly and safely in small batches.