Cleaning/Washing Nozzles: Bottles

Washing or rinsing the inside or exterior of a bottle or small container


Bottle washing generally refers to the cleaning of the inside of a bottle or small container (typically under 5 gallons capacity) for the purpose of removing old product or for sanitation. It can also refer to a rinsing or washing of the outside of a bottle to expunge product or foam that overflowed the container during the filling process. Spray nozzles can help to maximize the efficiency of washing applications by ensuring proper distribution of the cleaning media and/or maximizing impact from the available flow rate/pressure of the system, reducing operating and disposal costs.

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Selecting a Bottle Washing Nozzle: 

Important factors to consider:

  • Bottle size and shape
  • Application details and requirements
    • Residue to be removed
    • Temperature and chemical composition of wash fluid
      • Required materials of construction for corrosive residues and spray media
    • Interior vs exterior wash
      • Interior: Available bottle opening sizes
      • Exterior: Available nozzle mounting locations
  • Available/required flow rate
    • Achieve effective washing while minimize costs of treating or disposing of wastewater
  • Available pressure drop (∆P) across the nozzle
    • ∆P = supply pressure at nozzle inlet - process pressure outside nozzle
  • Our experienced engineers can help determine which nozzle will perform as required with your design details

Common Bottle Washing Nozzle Uses and Industries: 

HydroWhirl S

  • Dual bearing track design allows for operation in any orientation (including vertically upward) to allow for bottles to be placed over them
  • Uses less water than static spray balls
  • Constructed completely of 316 stainless steel
  • Available with ATEX approval for Zone 0
Nozzle Type(s):
Rotating - Free Spinning
  • Rotating spray balls provide even 360° even coverage, while sweeping fans increase washing effectiveness, for efficient washing of bottle interiors
Spray Pattern(s):
Tank Washing
Flow Range:
1.26 to 16.5 gpm
Typical Pressure Range:
20 to 50 psi
Angle Range:
360°
Common Materials:
316L / 316

Tank Washing

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Nozzle Number Connection Sizes Spray Angles gpm @ psi     (density: 1 SG)
10 psi 20 psi 30 psi 40 psi 50 psi 60 psi
HWS 20-3 1/8″, 1/4″,
3/8″ tube,
1/2″ tube,
DN8 tube,
DN10 tube
360° 1.26 1.63 1.89 2.10 2.28 2.44
HWS 30-5 1/4″, 3/8″, 1/2″,
3/8″ tube,
1/2″ tube,
3/4″ tube,
DN10 tube,
DN15 tube
360° 2.30 3.32 4.10 4.77 5.36 5.90
HWS 20-4 1/8″, 1/4″,
3/8″ tube,
1/2″ tube,
DN8 tube,
DN10 tube
360° 2.14 2.79 3.26 3.64 3.97 4.26
HWS 20 1/8″, 1/4″,
3/8″ tube,
1/2″ tube,
DN8 tube,
DN10 tube
360° 3.11 4.44 5.47 6.35 7.12 7.82
HWS 30 1/4″, 3/8″, 1/2″,
3/8″ tube,
1/2″ tube,
3/4″ tube,
DN10 tube,
DN15 tube
360° 5.70 8.13 10.0 11.6 13.0 14.2

These values are filtered based on search criteria or application and do not represent the full range of nozzles for this series. Click here to see all available series offerings.

HydroWhirl Poseidon

  • Slow, controlled rotation maximizes impact from a rotating spray ball design
  • Slow rotation results in longer dwell time on the target for improved cleaning
  • Constructed completely of PTFE
Nozzle Type(s):
Rotating - Controlled Spin
  • Rotating spray balls provide even 360° even coverage, while sweeping fans increase washing effectiveness, for efficient washing of bottle interiors
Spray Pattern(s):
Tank Washing
Flow Range:
4.45 to 12.7 gpm
Typical Pressure Range:
20 to 60 psi
Angle Range:
360°
Common Materials:
PTFE
  • PTFE material is ideal for chemical resistance
  • Polymer material won't scratch or damage bottles during insertion or removal

Tank Washing

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Nozzle Number Connection Sizes Spray Angles gpm @ psi     (density: 1 SG)
10 psi 20 psi 30 psi 40 psi 50 psi 60 psi
HWP 10 1/4″, 3/8″, 1/2″,
1/2″ tube,
3/4″ tube,
DN10 tube,
DN15 tube
360° 4.44 6.30 7.73 8.93 10.0 11.0

These values are filtered based on search criteria or application and do not represent the full range of nozzles for this series. Click here to see all available series offerings.

TW

  • Unique washing spiral design provides 180° to 270° of coverage with minimal clearance diameter and maximum clog resistance
  • Compact physical design that fits through small openings
  • Sprays backward as well as forward
  • Great for washing carboys and similar tanks
Nozzle Type(s):
Spiral
  • Spiral nozzles are a compact, rugged, one-piece design- providing unparalleled clog resistance with no internal vanes or components
Spray Pattern(s):
Tank Washing
Flow Range:
3.00 to 23.8 gpm
Typical Pressure Range:
20 to 50 psi
Angle Range:
180 - 270°
Common Materials:
316

Tank Washing

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Nozzle Number Connection Sizes Spray Angles gpm @ psi     (density: 1 SG)
10 psi 20 psi 40 psi 50 psi 60 psi 100 psi
TW 12 3/8″ 180°, 270° 3.00 4.24 6.00 6.71 7.35 9.49
TW 14 3/8″ 180°, 270° 4.05 5.72 8.10 9.05 9.91 12.8
TW 16 3/8″ 180°, 270° 5.31 7.51 10.6 11.9 13.0 16.8

These values are filtered based on search criteria or application and do not represent the full range of nozzles for this series. Click here to see all available series offerings.

NF

  • Durable one-piece construction
  • High impact
  • Axial spray design with no internal components provides flexible and clog resistant design for almost any application
Nozzle Type(s):
Fan
  • Flat fan nozzles concentrate the spray media to provide the most impact for washing bottle exteriors
Spray Pattern(s):
Fan
Flow Range:
.353 to 35.3 gpm
Typical Pressure Range:
20 to 100 psi
Angle Range:
50 - 90°
Common Materials:
PVC, Polypropylene, PTFE, 303, 316

Fan

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Nozzle Number Connection Sizes Spray Angles gpm @ psi     (density: 1 SG)
5 psi 20 psi 40 psi 100 psi 200 psi 400 psi
NF 10 1/8″, 1/4″, 3/8″ 50°, 65°, 80°, 90° .353 .707 .999 1.58 2.23 3.16
NF 15 1/8″, 1/4″, 3/8″ 50°, 65°, 80°, 90° .530 1.06 1.50 2.37 3.35 4.74
NF 20 1/8″, 1/4″, 3/8″ 50°, 65°, 80°, 90° .707 1.41 2.00 3.16 4.47 6.32
NF 30 1/8″, 1/4″, 3/8″ 50°, 65°, 80°, 90° 1.06 2.12 3.00 4.74 6.70 9.48
NF 40 1/8″, 1/4″, 3/8″ 50°, 65°, 80°, 90° 1.41 2.83 4.00 6.32 8.94 12.6
NF 50 1/4″, 3/8″ 50°, 65°, 80°, 90° 1.77 3.54 5.00 7.91 11.2 15.8
NF 60 1/4″, 3/8″, 1/2″ 50°, 65°, 80°, 90° 2.12 4.24 6.00 9.49 13.4 19.0
NF 70 1/4″, 3/8″, 1/2″ 50°, 65°, 80°, 90° 2.48 4.96 7.02 11.1 15.7 22.2
NF 80 3/8″, 1/2″ 50°, 65°, 80°, 90° 2.82 5.63 7.97 12.6 17.8 25.2
NF 90 3/8″, 1/2″ 50°, 65°, 80°, 90° 3.18 6.35 8.98 14.2 20.1 28.4
NF 100 3/8″, 1/2″ 50°, 65°, 80°, 90° 3.53 7.07 9.99 15.8 22.3 31.6

These values are filtered based on search criteria or application and do not represent the full range of nozzles for this series. Click here to see all available series offerings.

MPL

  • BETE's unique, clog resistant S-vane design gives the MaxiPass L the largest free passage available for a given flow rate, making it resistant to clogging, efficient, and reliable
  • Easily handles liquids with high particulate concentrations
  • High reliability spray performance under the most difficult conditions
  • Lower flow rates than MaxiPass series
Nozzle Type(s):
Whirl
  • Axial whirl nozzles provide even coverage and wide coverage areas for efficient bottle exterior washing / rinsing
Spray Pattern(s):
Full Cone
Flow Range:
.086 to 3.02 gpm
Typical Pressure Range:
20 to 80 psi
Angle Range:
50 - 135°
Common Materials:
303, 316

Full Cone

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Nozzle Number Connection Sizes Spray Angles gpm @ psi     (density: 1 SG)
10 psi 20 psi 40 psi 50 psi 60 psi 80 psi
MPL 0.21 1/8″ 51°, 77°, 129° .116 .156 .210 .231 .250 .283
MPL 0.30 1/8″ 53°, 86°, 134° .164 .221 .298 .328 .355 .401
MPL 0.42 1/8″ 51°, 90°, 128° .231 .312 .420 .462 .500 .566
MPL 0.57 1/8″ 61°, 92°, 127° .315 .424 .572 .629 .680 .770
MPL 0.77 1/4″ 62°, 90°, 125° .425 .573 .772 .850 .919 1.04
MPL 1.12 1/4″ 60°, 92°, 124° .616 .830 1.12 1.23 1.33 1.51
MPL 1.51 1/4″ 70°, 97°, 123° .832 1.12 1.51 1.66 1.80 2.03

These values are filtered based on search criteria or application and do not represent the full range of nozzles for this series. Click here to see all available series offerings.

WL

  • Versatile whirl nozzle in a variety of flow rates, spray angles, and materials
  • Whirl vane design produces very uniform coverage
Nozzle Type(s):
Whirl
  • Axial whirl nozzles provide even coverage and wide coverage areas for efficient bottle exterior washing / rinsing
Spray Pattern(s):
Full Cone
Flow Range:
.094 to 23.0 gpm
Typical Pressure Range:
20 to 100 psi
Angle Range:
60 - 120°
Common Materials:
PVC, Polypropylene, PTFE, 303, 316

Full Cone

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Nozzle Number Connection Sizes Spray Angles gpm @ psi     (density: 1 SG)
10 psi 20 psi 40 psi 100 psi 200 psi 400 psi
WL 1/4 1/8″ 60°, 90°, 120° .130 .180 .249 .383 .531 .735
WL 1/2 1/8″ 60°, 90°, 120° .260 .360 .498 .766 1.06 1.47
WL 3/4 1/8″ 60°, 90°, 120° .390 .540 .747 1.15 1.59 2.21
WL 1 1/4″ 60°, 90°, 120° .522 .724 1.00 1.54 2.14 2.96
WL 1 1/2 1/4″ 60°, 90°, 120° .782 1.08 1.50 2.31 3.20 4.43
WL 2 3/8″ 60°, 90°, 120° 1.04 1.44 2.00 3.07 4.26 5.90
WL 3 3/8″ 60°, 90°, 120° 1.56 2.17 3.00 4.62 6.39 8.86
WL 4 3/8″ 60°, 90°, 120° 2.08 2.89 4.00 6.15 8.52 11.8
WL 5 1/2″ 60°, 90°, 120° 2.61 3.61 5.00 7.69 10.7 14.8
WL 6 1/2″ 60°, 90°, 120° 3.13 4.33 6.00 9.23 12.8 17.7
WL 7 1/2″ 60°, 90°, 120° 3.66 5.07 7.02 10.8 15.0 20.7

These values are filtered based on search criteria or application and do not represent the full range of nozzles for this series. Click here to see all available series offerings.