Chemical Injection Nozzles: Inhibitor (Corrosion/Scale Prevention)

Inject inhibitors into process piping or vessels to prevent corrosion and scale


Many systems and processes can suffer from performance issues related to corrosion and/or scale buildup in various components such as piping, heat exchangers, pumps, valves, etc. Corrosion can affect the safety and mechanical integrity of a system by degrading materials and components. Scale build-up can affect the efficiency of a process by decreasing flow passages and potentially blocking all or part of a process stream. Heavy scale buildup has the potential to break off and clog or damage downstream equipment.

Compared to open-ended injection quills, BETE spray nozzles are designed to maximize efficiency in inhibitor injection applications as they atomize and distribute the inhibitor liquid into the process stream or vessel which increases the coverage and reaction surface area that reacts with chemicals and compounds in the process that may cause corrosion or scale formation. Spray nozzles coupled with BETE injection lances can distribute the inhibitors as evenly as possible along the center line of process streams or vessels.
 

Selecting a Corrosion/Scale Inhibitor Nozzle:

Important factors to consider:

  • Inhibitor density and viscosity
  • Process pipe/vessel size, velocity, pressure, temperature, and fluid composition
  • Available installation ports and required clearance diameters
    • In general process piping applications, a minimum of 3-5 pipe diameters of straight length upstream and 5-10 pipe diameters of straight length downstream are recommended to ensure spray dispersion
  • Required materials of construction for corrosive environments
  • Ease of maintenance/replacement
    • Retractable lances allow for quill/lance removal while leaving the process online
  • Required inhibitor flow rate
  • Available pressure drop (∆P) across the nozzle
    • ∆P = supply pressure at nozzle inlet - process pressure outside nozzle
  • Availability of steam, compressed air, nitrogen, or other carrier/atomization gases
  • Our experienced engineers can help determine which nozzle will perform as required with your design details

Common Corrosion/Scale Inhibitor Nozzle Uses and Industries:

MicroWhirl

  • Outstanding atomization
  • Optional safety wire hole available
Nozzle Type(s):
Whirl
  • Misting nozzles provide the low flow rates and fine atomization required for efficient, inhibitor injection
Spray Pattern(s):
Mist
Flow Range:
.008 to .380 gpm
Typical Pressure Range:
100 to 1000 psi
Angle Range:
1 - 120°
Common Materials:
316, Alloy C-276

Mist

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Nozzle Number Connection Sizes Spray Angles gpm @ psi     (density: 1 SG)
100 psi 250 psi 500 psi 1000 psi 2000 psi 3000 psi
MW 085 1/8″, 1/4″, 3/8-24 70° .008 .013 .019 .027 .038 .047
MW 105 1/8″, 1/4″, 3/8-24 70° .010 .017 .024 .033 .047 .058
MW 125 1/8″, 1/4″, 3/8-24 70° .012 .020 .028 .040 .056 .068
MW 145 1/8″, 1/4″, 3/8-24 70° .014 .023 .032 .046 .065 .079
MW 195 1/8″, 1/4″, 3/8-24 70° .020 .031 .044 .062 .087 .107
MW 275 1/8″, 1/4″, 3/8-24 70° .028 .044 .062 .087 .123 .151
MW 695 1/8″, 1/4″, 3/8-24 70° .069 .110 .155 .219 .310 .380

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.

PJ

  • Impingement style nozzle with external pin
  • No whirl vanes or internal parts
  • Lower flow rates than P series
  • Multiple filter options available
  • Optional safety wire hole available
Nozzle Type(s):
Impingement
  • Misting nozzles provide the low flow rates and fine atomization required for efficient, inhibitor injection
Spray Pattern(s):
Mist
Flow Range:
.007 to 2.43 gpm
Typical Pressure Range:
50 to 1000 psi
Angle Range:
90°
Common Materials:
316, Alloy C-276

Mist

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Nozzle Number Connection Sizes Spray Angles gpm @ psi     (density: 1 SG)
10 psi 40 psi 100 psi 1000 psi 2000 psi 3000 psi
PJ 6 1/8″, 1/4″ 90° - - .010 .030 .042 .052
PJ 8 1/8″, 1/4″ 90° - - .018 .057 .080 .099
PJ 10 1/8″, 1/4″ 90° - .017 .027 .085 .120 .147
PJ 12 1/8″, 1/4″ 90° - .023 .036 .115 .163 .199
PJ 15 1/8″, 1/4″ 90° - .037 .058 .185 .262 .320
PJ 20 1/8″, 1/4″ 90° .034 .067 .106 .335 .474 .581
PJ 24 1/8″, 1/4″ 90° .050 .100 .158 .500 .707 .865
PJ 28 1/8″, 1/4″ 90° .065 .130 .206 .651 .921 1.13
PJ 32 1/8″, 1/4″ 90° .090 .180 .285 .901 1.27 1.56
PJ 40 1/8″, 1/4″ 90° .140 .280 .443 1.40 1.98 2.43

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.

L

  • Unique misting spiral design provides fine atomization in a durable clog-resistant design with no internal components
  • Misting nozzle with large free passage
Nozzle Type(s):
Spiral
  • Misting nozzles provide the low flow rates and fine atomization required for efficient, inhibitor injection
Spray Pattern(s):
Mist
Flow Range:
.139 to 3.82 gpm
Typical Pressure Range:
30 to 100 psi
Angle Range:
90°
Common Materials:
317L, Alloy C-276, Alloy C-22

Mist

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Nozzle Number Connection Sizes Spray Angles gpm @ psi     (density: 1 SG)
10 psi 50 psi 100 psi 250 psi 500 psi 1000 psi
L 40 1/8″, 1/4″ 90° .139 .311 .440 .696 .984 1.39
L 48 1/8″, 1/4″ 90° .199 .445 .630 .996 1.41 1.99
L 54 1/8″, 1/4″ 90° .266 .594 .840 1.33 1.88 2.66
L 66 1/8″, 1/4″ 90° .376 .841 1.19 1.88 2.66 3.76
L 80 1/8″, 1/4″ 90° .541 1.21 1.71 2.70 3.82 5.41

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.

WTX

  • Tangential whirl nozzle with oversized body for extended life
  • Large free passage
  • No internal vanes
Nozzle Type(s):
Tangential Whirl
  • Tangential whirl, full cone nozzles provide a right-angle design to spray evenly along the centerline of process piping, without the need for an elbow, allowing for small clearance diameters
  • No internal vanes give tangential whirl style of nozzles inherent clog resistance
Spray Pattern(s):
Hollow Cone
Flow Range:
.035 to 12.6 gpm
Typical Pressure Range:
10 to 100 psi
Angle Range:
70 - 120°
Common Materials:
316, Duplex, Alloy C-276, Alloy C-22, Alloy 625, Alloy 825

Hollow Cone

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Nozzle Number Connection Sizes Spray Angles gpm @ psi     (density: 1 SG)
5 psi 10 psi 20 psi 40 psi 60 psi 100 psi
WTX 10 1/8″ 70°, 110° .035 .050 .071 .100 .122 .158
WTX 12 1/4″ 80° .042 .060 .085 .120 .147 .190
WTX 18 1/4″ 80° .064 .090 .127 .180 .221 .285
WTX 20 1/8″, 1/4″ 70°, 110°, 115° .071 .100 .141 .200 .245 .316
WTX 27 1/4″ 80° .096 .135 .191 .270 .331 .427
WTX 35 1/4″ 100° .124 .175 .247 .350 .428 .553
WTX 40 1/8″, 1/4″ 70°, 80° .141 .200 .283 .400 .490 .632
WTX 42 1/4″ 120° .148 .210 .297 .420 .514 .664
WTX 48 1/4″ 105° .170 .240 .339 .480 .588 .759
WTX 50 1/8″ 115° .177 .250 .354 .500 .613 .791
WTX 53 1/4″ 80° .187 .265 .375 .530 .649 .838
WTX 60 1/8″, 1/4″ 70°, 115° .212 .300 .424 .600 .735 .949
WTX 68 1/4″ 120° .241 .342 .483 .683 .837 1.08
WTX 70 1/8″ 115° .248 .351 .496 .702 .860 1.11
WTX 80 1/8″, 1/4″ 120° .282 .398 .563 .797 .976 1.26
WTX 100 1/8″, 1/4″, 3/8″ 70°, 115° .353 .500 .707 .999 1.22 1.58
WTX 130 1/8″, 1/4″, 3/8″ 120° .461 .651 .921 1.30 1.60 2.06
WTX 150 1/4″, 3/8″ 120° .530 .749 1.06 1.50 1.84 2.37
WTX 160 1/8″, 1/4″, 3/8″ 70° .566 .800 1.13 1.60 1.96 2.53
WTX 180 1/8″, 1/4″, 3/8″ 120° .637 .901 1.27 1.80 2.21 2.85
WTX 200 1/8″, 1/4″, 3/8″ 70°, 115°, 120° .707 .999 1.41 2.00 2.45 3.16
WTX 220 1/4″, 3/8″ 120° .778 1.10 1.56 2.20 2.70 3.48
WTX 240 1/4″ 120° .847 1.20 1.69 2.40 2.94 3.79
WTX 260 1/4″, 3/8″ 80°, 120° .919 1.30 1.84 2.60 3.18 4.11
WTX 270 3/8″ 120° .955 1.35 1.91 2.70 3.31 4.27
WTX 280 1/4″ 80° .991 1.40 1.98 2.80 3.43 4.43
WTX 300 1/4″, 3/8″ 70°, 100°, 115° 1.06 1.50 2.12 3.00 3.67 4.74
WTX 340 1/4″ 80° 1.20 1.70 2.41 3.40 4.17 5.38
WTX 350 3/8″ 115° 1.24 1.75 2.47 3.50 4.28 5.53
WTX 400 1/4″, 3/8″ 70°, 80°, 105° 1.41 2.00 2.83 4.00 4.90 6.32
WTX 440 3/8″ 105° 1.56 2.20 3.11 4.40 5.39 6.96
WTX 480 1/4″ 80° 1.70 2.40 3.39 4.80 5.88 7.59
WTX 500 3/8″, 1/2″ 70°, 105° 1.77 2.50 3.54 5.00 6.13 7.91
WTX 560 3/8″ 105° 1.98 2.80 3.96 5.60 6.86 8.85
WTX 580 1/4″ 80° 2.05 2.90 4.10 5.80 7.10 9.17
WTX 600 3/8″, 1/2″ 70° 2.12 3.00 4.24 6.00 7.35 9.49
WTX 640 1/4″ 80° 2.26 3.19 4.52 6.39 7.82 10.1
WTX 680 1/4″ 80° 2.41 3.42 4.83 6.83 8.37 10.8
WTX 800 1/4″, 1/2″, 3/4″ 70°, 80° 2.82 3.98 5.63 7.97 9.76 12.6

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.

WTZ

  • Special whirl chamber body designed to maximize service life
  • Full cone tangential whirl nozzle
  • Large free passage
  • No internal vanes
Nozzle Type(s):
Tangential Whirl
  • Tangential whirl, hollow cone nozzles provide a right-angle design to spray evenly along the centerline of process piping with the need for an elbow allowing for small clearance diameters
  • No internal vanes give tangential whirl style of nozzles inherent clog resistance
Spray Pattern(s):
Full Cone
Flow Range:
.177 to 7.85 gpm
Typical Pressure Range:
10 to 100 psi
Angle Range:
90 - 110°
Common Materials:
316, Duplex, Alloy C-276, Alloy C-22, Alloy 625, Alloy 825

Full Cone

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Nozzle Number Connection Sizes Spray Angles gpm @ psi     (density: 1 SG)
5 psi 10 psi 20 psi 40 psi 60 psi 100 psi
WTZ 50 1/4″ 90°, 110° .177 .250 .353 .500 .612 .790
WTZ 56 1/4″ 90°, 110° .197 .278 .394 .557 .682 .880
WTZ 62 1/4″ 90°, 110° .219 .310 .438 .620 .759 .980
WTZ 77 1/4″ 90°, 110° .273 .386 .546 .772 .945 1.22
WTZ 98 3/8″ 90°, 110° .347 .490 .693 .980 1.20 1.55
WTZ 120 3/8″ 90°, 110° .438 .620 .877 1.24 1.52 1.96
WTZ 150 3/8″ 90°, 110° .548 .775 1.10 1.55 1.90 2.45
WTZ 170 3/8″ 90°, 110° .615 .870 1.23 1.74 2.13 2.75
WTZ 200 3/8″ 90°, 110° .691 .977 1.38 1.95 2.39 3.09
WTZ 250 3/8″ 90°, 110° .877 1.24 1.75 2.48 3.04 3.92
WTZ 280 3/8″ 90°, 110° .986 1.39 1.97 2.79 3.42 4.41
WTZ 310 3/8″ 90°, 110° 1.10 1.55 2.19 3.10 3.80 4.90
WTZ 390 3/8″ 90°, 110° 1.37 1.94 2.74 3.88 4.75 6.13
WTZ 500 3/8″ 90°, 110° 1.76 2.48 3.51 4.96 6.08 7.85

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.

XAPR

  • Internal mix air atomizing nozzle
  • Wide variety of hardware configurations
  • Available with clean out and shut off capabilities
  • Nickel alloy and other 300 series stainless steels available by request
Nozzle Type(s):
Air-Atomizing
  • Air-atomizing nozzles provide the fine atomization and high turndown rates often required for scavenger injection applications
Spray Pattern(s):
Hollow Cone
Angle Range:
12 - 22°
Common Materials:
316, Alloy C-276, Alloy 625

XAPR

  • Internal mix air atomizing nozzle
  • Wide variety of hardware configurations
  • Available with clean out and shut off capabilities
  • Nickel alloy and other 300 series stainless steels available by request
Nozzle Type(s):
Air-Atomizing
  • Air-atomizing nozzles provide the fine atomization and high turndown rates often required for scavenger injection applications
Spray Pattern(s):
Full Cone
Angle Range:
12 - 22°
Common Materials:
316, Alloy C-276, Alloy 625