Common Applications for Tank Cleaning Nozzles
Tank cleaning nozzles come in a myriad sizes and design styles to accommodate every size tank, from test tubes during R&D chemical testing to large bioethanol formation tanks for the petrochemical industry. The spray nozzle design includes static heads that do not rotate that are often used for rinsing tanks of all sizes, and rotating heads.
Rotating heads can be free spinning as the fluid drives the rotational force, a rotating head that has an internal gear and turbine wheel, and gear-controlled that rotates by two axes. Here are some tank and equipment cleaning applications that take advantage of this spray nozzle technology.
Food and beverage industries require tanks to be clean and sanitized to prevent contamination of products and the possible spread of bacteria that can impact human health. Some common applications include commercial ovens, freezers, brew kettles, and beer tanks.
Oil and gas refineries rely on effective tank cleaning to remove chemicals completely while keeping workers safe. Many of these chemicals can be reactive and toxic, as the spray nozzles lower the risks of human contact while conserving water resources. Some applications for tank and equipment spray nozzles are reactors, underground storage tanks, above ground storage tanks, and process vessels.
Tank Cleaning for Small Industrial & Sanitary Tanks
Static and rotating spray nozzles that handle light to medium soil are perfect options for small industrial tanks. The low and slim profile can fit into smaller tank openings while still ensuring effective spray coverage. Spray nozzles can fit into opening diameters ranging from 0.84" to 2.72" and operating pressure of 30-40 psi. The free rotating spray nozzles can handle light soiling and rinsing applications most often found in food, beverage, chemical, and pharmaceutical industries for tank sizes of up to 11 feet.
Tank Cleaning for Mid-Sized Industrial & Sanitary Tanks
Mid-sized tanks can go through light to medium soiling as they require spray nozzles that can force the cleaning solutions and rinse water out of reach every crevice and corner of the tank. Static and free spinning nozzles have special geometries that can handle flow rates ranging from 3 gpm to 303 gpm. They are suitable for pressures of 30-40 psi and can accommodate tank openings from 0.87" to 5.75" and tank sizes of up to 18 feet.
Tank Cleaning for Large Size Industrial & Sanitary Tanks
Large industrial and sanitary tanks experience moderate to heavy soiling. Tank and cleaning nozzles use the controlled rotation design that can handle operating pressures of 40 psi to 75 psi and flow rates of 6 gpm to 79 gpm. These nozzles can accommodate tank sizes of 32" in diameter. The flat spray nozzles ensure an effective coating of all surfaces while providing uniform droplet sizes that minimize waste.
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