BETE Spray Nozzle Design, Analysis, and Testing Laboratory
BETE has greatly advanced spray analysis with techniques to measure every aspect of any drop.
Spray nozzle effectiveness is based on the size, shape, velocity, and distribution of droplets. The goal of the BETE spray laboratory is to find new ways to help customers maximize performance while using less liquid and lower pumping pressure. Through better design and analysis, we can help improve efficiency and cut fluid process costs.
Nozzle droplet analysis
Our computer modeling optimizes spray nozzle design or selection by taking into consideration the effects of gravity, fluid pressure, gas velocity, and distance on spray coverage. The advanced, computerized Droplet Analyzer can measure in-spray droplets from 2.5 to over 15,000 microns at high velocities. The spray images are then illuminated by a strobe, displayed on a monitor, analyzed, and stored - all in less than one-tenth of a second.
Since droplet size has become so critical for many engineered applications, the BETE Droplet Analyzer is often used from the prototype stage through final manufacture to make sure the design meets specifications. It's an integral tool for our design and nozzle fabrication teams but the story doesn't end there.
Spray pattern analysis
Liquid distribution is just as critical to system design and overall spray nozzle efficiency. BETE's high-speed Patternator provides detailed information on spray density and coverage at various locations in the spray area and is totally integrated with the Droplet Analyzer, permitting complete and precise measurement of spray nozzle performance.
Whether you're working on a new application or a modification, BETE's spray nozzle laboratory can quickly evaluate your requirements and develop an effective solution. To talk to an engineer about your challenges and how we can help you meet them, click below to get in touch.
BETE Conversions and Equations (PDF - 112 KB)
BETE Spray Coverage (PDF - 154 KB)
BETE Water Flow Data and Flow of Air (PDF - 152 KB)