The article presents results of the research that was carried out taking into account the influence of the (impact pads) turbulence inhibitor geometry and its equipment of the working space on the hydrodynamic conditions occurring in T-type tundish. Four different turbulence inhibitors were discussed. They differ in shape and configuration of external walls. The research was conducted basing on the numerical simulations as well as on tests performed on physical water model. As a result of calculations the velocity field distribution, turbulence field and marker concentration distribution in the liquid steel for the tested geometrical variants of turbulence inhibitors were obtained. Worked out RTD curves (Residence Time Distribution) allowed to determine the kinetics of steel mixing (the range of transient zone was estimated), and the percentage participation of the particular flow zones. The test carried out on the water model concerned one of the tested turbulence inhibitors. Research was done to verify the parameter settings of the numerical model applied in calculations. Obtained results gave valuable information about the work of the object after applying different turbulence inhibitors.