Tank Washing Nozzles

The most defining characteristic of a tank wash nozzle is the ability to produce spray patterns that provide 180 degree up to 360 degree omnidirectional coverage for cleaning, washing and rinsing every size container from small bottles and medium-sized drums to large railroad tankers.

With over 50 years of nozzle manufacturing and design experience, BETE can help you find the best nozzle from our extensive inventory or custom create the best tank washing nozzle for you.


What BETE nozzles are considered Tank Washing?

Tank Washing Nozzle Design Specifications and Frequently Asked Questions

Typically, a tank washing nozzle has an omnidirectional spray pattern covering 360 degrees in all directions. Other patterns such as 270 and 180 degree spray angles are available for applications where only certain areas need coverage, for instance, in tanks with open tops where a standard tank washing nozzle would spray out the top.

Larger droplets carry more momentum for better cleaning performance, so recommended operating pressures are selected to balance large drop size and high emitting velocity.

We recommend Orbitors operate between 45.00 and 145.00 psi. All other tank wash nozzles work best in the 30.00 to 50.00 psi range, as higher operating pressures result in smaller droplets and decreased cleaning performance.

Ideal flow rate is most significantly influenced by the size of the tank. Larger tank diameters will require nozzles with higher flow rates. Nozzle data sheets have maximum recommended tank sizes based on nozzle model and operating pressure.

It is important to keep in mind that internal obstructions within the tank such as mixers, agitators, baffles, etc. can cause interference, so obscured surfaces may not get cleaned properly. In such instances, it may be practical to position multiple nozzles to provide coverage on all surfaces.

Tank washing nozzles are the only nozzles that produce omnidirectional, 360-degree coverage suitable for washing all surfaces from bottom to top of a given bottle, drum, tank or enclosure.

Our new rapid prototype machine allow us to develop customized spray nozzle design solutions —fast. Talk with us to combine our engineering experience with your needs for an optimal tank washing nozzle for your industry process.