Spray Technology for Renewable Fuels Industries

A range of industries, such as agriculture, and the general public are switching to use renewable fuels to power applications while helping the environment. With the rising demand, renewable fuel processors and manufacturers require ways to deal with pollution control and contaminants that are generated by these processes. Here at Lechler, we provide spray technology for renewable fuel industries. Our technologies can be used in a range of applications to remove excess toxic gas from exhaust air, clean tanks, and provide fire protection for workstations.

Benefits of Spray Technology for Renewable Fuels

The creation of renewable fuels can produce pollution that can enter the air and water to harm the environment. These industries also have to deal with toxic chemicals that can cause a fire hazard if there is a leak. Spray technology for renewable fuels focuses on diffusing harmful gasses from emissions, cleaning out toxic chemicals from tanks, and providing a way to put out fires.

These nozzles are used to spray nozzles water for various applications. They can handle both low and high-pressure rates depending on the equipment and the function. Automated spray nozzles also offer an even distribution of droplets to provide full coverage while also reducing water usage.

Common Applications for Renewable Fuel Nozzles

Applications for renewable fuel nozzles will focus on four specific functions: temperature control, tank cleaning, and fire protection. For temperature control, spray nozzles can diffuse harmful nitrogen oxide (NOx) by applying liquids onto combustion equipment and ducts for raw synthesis gas to control the temperatures. By lowering these temperatures, less toxic gas is produced that can enter the environment from exhausted air.

Tank cleaning applications involve the use of spray nozzles to further speed up and automate processes. Instead of workers climbing into large storage tanks to perform the cleanings, spray nozzles can be lowered into the tanks. This method increases worker safety while ensuring the tank is thoroughly washed out of particulates and chemicals.

Fire protection applications require nozzles to apply walls of water or sprays of foam onto flames that may be caused by malfunctioning equipment or when the fuels catch fire. The nozzles can prevent the fire from spreading to other workstations and protect workers until the flames are contained and extinguished.

Recommended Nozzles for Renewable Fuels

Selecting the right nozzle ensures that it will provide the right amount of water evenly to the application. Commonly used spray systems include hollow cones and full cone nozzles. Hollow cone nozzles provide water in a ring pattern, ensuring an even interaction with air which can be used for temperature control and gas scrubbing, and cleaning systems. Full cone nozzles provide a full spray of liquids to the specific location. These nozzles are often used for tank cleanings, fire protection applications, as well as temperature control.

If you are looking for spray technology for your renewable fuel system, turn to Lechler. We have a wide selection of nozzles as well as engineered design solutions for your company.

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Hollow Cone Spray Nozzles

A hollow cone spray nozzle produces the smallest droplet size of any purely hydraulic nozzle. The spiral grooves in the swirl inserts of these nozzles ensure an efficient whirling of the liquid which creates uniform droplets throughout. Tangential hollow cone nozzles contain no inserts and the liquid flows at a right angle, which then creates a whirling rotation inside the nozzle chamber. These nozzles are less prone to clogging.

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Full Cone Spray Nozzles

Full cone nozzles spray completely within the interior of a circular area.  There are two different styles of full cone nozzles:  Axial and Tangential. Axial full cone nozzles achieve a uniform distribution of liquid over a circular area. Tangential full cone nozzles have no internal vanes so they are less prone to clogging.

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