Snow Making (Nucleation) Nozzles

Create man-made snow in cold environments


To extend and improve snow conditions, snow is often made by spraying water in a cold environment, growing a snow crystal, and thensnow.jpg blowing the resulting snow where it is desired. The water sprayed from an atomizing nozzle creates a fog of tiny water droplets and these micro drops quickly freeze to form the nucleus of a snowflake. Secondary nozzles are used to generate slightly larger water droplets that adhere and freeze to the nucleus created by the spray from the primary nozzle. These secondary nozzles do not need as fine an atomization. Throughout the entire process a compressor or blower pushes cold air past the nozzles in the snow making assembly and propels the snow out of the snow gun.

Selecting a Snow Making (Nucleation) Nozzle:

Important factors to consider:

  • Equipment specifications and requirements
    • Tower Guns
    • Fan Guns
    • Air/water mixtures
      • Two-phase flow effects on spray nozzle performance
  • Available air and water flow rates
  • Available air and water operating pressures
  • Required spray patterns/coverage
  • Our experienced engineers can help determine which nozzle will perform as required with your design details


Common Snow Making (Nucleation) Nozzle Uses and Industries:

  • Snow making equipment
    • Tower guns
    • Fan guns
  • Mountain resorts
    • Skiing, snowboarding, tubing, snow showing
  • Indoor ski facilities
  • Special effects and entertainment
  • Backyards

XAAD

  • 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 fine atomization and flexible flow rate ranges making them ideal for nucleator nozzles
Spray Pattern(s):
Hollow Cone
Angle Range:
70°
Common Materials:
Nickel-plated Brass, 303, 316

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 fine atomization and flexible flow rate ranges making them ideal for nucleator nozzles
Spray Pattern(s):
Hollow Cone
Angle Range:
12 - 22°
Common Materials:
Nickel-plated Brass, 303, 316

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 fine atomization and flexible flow rate ranges making them ideal for nucleator nozzles
Spray Pattern(s):
Full Cone
Angle Range:
12 - 22°
Common Materials:
Nickel-plated Brass, 303, 316

MicroWhirl

  • Outstanding atomization
  • Optional safety wire hole available
Nozzle Type(s):
Whirl
  • BETE misting nozzles provide the low flow rates and fine atomization required by nucleation nozzles
Spray Pattern(s):
Mist
Flow Range:
.008 to .380 gpm
Typical Pressure Range:
1000 to 3000 psi
Angle Range:
1 - 120°
Common Materials:
303, 316

Mist

Select a nozzle number below for performance graph, drawings, and to request a quote.
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

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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
  • Axial fan nozzles allow for directed secondary spray for optimal contact and agglomeration with nucleation spray
Spray Pattern(s):
Fan
Flow Range:
.035 to 35.3 gpm
Typical Pressure Range:
50 to 400 psi
Angle Range:
30 - 120°
Common Materials:
Brass, 303, 316

Fan

Select a nozzle number below for performance graph, drawings, and to request a quote.
Nozzle Number Connection Sizes Spray Angles gpm @ psi     (density: 1 SG)
5 psi 20 psi 40 psi 100 psi 200 psi 400 psi
NF 01 1/8″, 1/4″ 30°, 50°, 65°, 80°, 90°, 110°, 120° .035 .071 .100 .158 .223 .316
NF 015 1/8″, 1/4″ 30°, 50°, 65°, 80°, 90°, 110°, 120° .053 .106 .150 .237 .335 .474
NF 02 1/8″, 1/4″ 30°, 50°, 65°, 80°, 90°, 110°, 120° .071 .141 .200 .316 .447 .632
NF 025 1/8″, 1/4″ 30°, 50°, 65°, 80°, 90°, 110°, 120° .088 .177 .250 .395 .559 .790
NF 03 1/8″, 1/4″ 30°, 50°, 65°, 80°, 90°, 110°, 120° .106 .212 .300 .474 .670 .948
NF 04 1/8″, 1/4″ 30°, 50°, 65°, 80°, 90°, 110°, 120° .141 .283 .400 .632 .894 1.26
NF 05 1/8″, 1/4″ 30°, 50°, 65°, 80°, 90°, 110°, 120° .177 .354 .500 .791 1.12 1.58
NF 06 1/8″, 1/4″ 30°, 50°, 65°, 80°, 90°, 110°, 120° .212 .424 .600 .949 1.34 1.90
NF 08 1/8″, 1/4″ 30°, 50°, 65°, 80°, 90°, 110°, 120° .282 .563 .797 1.26 1.78 2.52
NF 10 1/8″, 1/4″, 3/8″ 30°, 50°, 65°, 80°, 90°, 110°, 120° .353 .707 .999 1.58 2.23 3.16
NF 15 1/8″, 1/4″, 3/8″ 30°, 50°, 65°, 80°, 90°, 110°, 120° .530 1.06 1.50 2.37 3.35 4.74
NF 20 1/8″, 1/4″, 3/8″ 30°, 50°, 65°, 80°, 90°, 110°, 120° .707 1.41 2.00 3.16 4.47 6.32
NF 30 1/8″, 1/4″, 3/8″ 30°, 50°, 65°, 80°, 90°, 110°, 120° 1.06 2.12 3.00 4.74 6.70 9.48
NF 40 1/8″, 1/4″, 3/8″ 30°, 50°, 65°, 80°, 90°, 110°, 120° 1.41 2.83 4.00 6.32 8.94 12.6
NF 50 1/4″, 3/8″ 30°, 50°, 65°, 80°, 90°, 110°, 120° 1.77 3.54 5.00 7.91 11.2 15.8
NF 60 1/4″, 3/8″, 1/2″ 30°, 50°, 65°, 80°, 90°, 110°, 120° 2.12 4.24 6.00 9.49 13.4 19.0
NF 70 1/4″, 3/8″, 1/2″ 30°, 50°, 65°, 80°, 90°, 110°, 120° 2.48 4.96 7.02 11.1 15.7 22.2
NF 80 3/8″, 1/2″ 30°, 50°, 65°, 80°, 90°, 110°, 120° 2.82 5.63 7.97 12.6 17.8 25.2
NF 90 3/8″, 1/2″ 30°, 50°, 65°, 80°, 90°, 110°, 120° 3.18 6.35 8.98 14.2 20.1 28.4
NF 100 3/8″, 1/2″ 30°, 50°, 65°, 80°, 90°, 110°, 120° 3.53 7.07 9.99 15.8 22.3 31.6

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MPL

  • The design features of the MaxiPass L provide high reliability in freezing conditions
  • 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 feature internal vanes which can help act simultaneously as static mixers and spray nozzles providing an evenly mixed / distribution of two-phase spray media when used with air-water mixtures
Spray Pattern(s):
Full Cone
Flow Range:
.086 to 3.02 gpm
Typical Pressure Range:
50 to 100 psi
Angle Range:
50 - 135°
Common Materials:
Brass, 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

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MaxiPass

  • The design features of the MaxiPass provide high reliability in freezing conditions
  • BETE's unique, clog resistant S-vane design gives the MaxiPass the largest free passage available for a given flow rate, making it resistant to clogging, efficient, and reliable
  • Easily handles liquids with a high solids concentration
  • High reliability spray performance under the most difficult conditions
Nozzle Type(s):
Whirl
  • Axial whirl nozzles feature internal vanes which can help act simultaneously as static mixers and spray nozzles providing an evenly mixed / distribution of two-phase spray media when used with air-water mixtures
Spray Pattern(s):
Full Cone
Flow Range:
.697 to 18.3 gpm
Typical Pressure Range:
50 to 100 psi
Angle Range:
60 - 120°
Common Materials:
Brass, 316

Full Cone

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Nozzle Number Connection Sizes Spray Angles gpm @ psi     (density: 1 SG)
3 psi 5 psi 10 psi 20 psi 50 psi 80 psi
MP 125 3/8″ 60°, 90°, 120° .697 .886 1.23 1.70 2.62 3.26
MP 156 3/8″ 60°, 90°, 120° 1.11 1.41 1.95 2.70 4.16 5.18
MP 187 3/8″, 1/2″ 60°, 90°, 120° 1.60 2.03 2.82 3.90 6.00 7.48
MP 218 1/2″ 60°, 90°, 120° 2.55 3.24 4.49 6.21 9.56 11.9

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