Tank Washing Nozzles; Tank Cleaning, Drum Washing Nozzles, Bottle Washing Nozzles, CIP
Rinsing and solvent cleaning of tanks, drums and process equipment
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Tank washing is an important job in many industrial applications, and can be time-consuming and expensive without the correct solution for the given application. BETE nozzles provide three different approaches to tank washing.
- Static nozzles: these nozzles do not rotate and therefore require a large amount of cleaning fluid compared to the other two styles. However, because they have no moving components, static nozzles may provide a longer service life.
- Reaction-force driven nozzles: these nozzles use spinning heads that rotate from the force of the cleaning liquid leaving the head. Reactionary-force driven nozzles are very efficient and use comparatively a much smaller amount of cleaning fluid than static nozzles. Some reaction force nozzles are free-spinning while others rotate much more slowly.
- Turbine driven nozzles: these nozzles use the cleaning liquid to drive an internal turbine which rotates the nozzle at a controlled speed. Turbine-driven nozzles often use a jet rather than a fan spray and are useful for large tanks and for cleaning difficult residues such as peanut butter, BBQ sauce, paint, and etc.
In addition, BETE can recommend nozzles specifically suited for clean-in-place (CIP) tank washing systems. More information about CIP nozzle solutions.
Common Designs and Specifications:
- Common Nozzle Types: static, reaction-force driven, turbine-driven
- Common Spray Patterns: omnidirectional, 180° up or down, 270° up or down
- Common Materials: Stainless Steel, PTFE
- Preferred BETE models: The rotating HydroWhirl series including S, Orbitor, and Poseidon. Also available are static nozzles including the TW for small openings and the CLUMP for industrial tanks. Important factors to consider: tank size, mounting location, pressure, flow rate, cleaning medium, residue to be cleaned, opening size, drain size Our experienced engineers can help determine which nozzle is best for your application.
- Cleaning cooking vessels (ex. brew kettles, dairy vessels) for sanitary purposes
- Cleaning large commercial ovens
- Rinsing chemical storage drums with solvents
- Cleaning machine parts
Typical operating conditions for this application are listed for each nozzle
180° and 360°