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Tank cleaning nozzles

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One of the largest cleaning jobs in any industrial application is that of tank cleaning. Many solutions involve manual cleaning with a wand or mechanical cleaning with a static spray ball. However, compared to those methods, rotating tank cleaning nozzles have proven themselves over the years to be a more efficient and cost-effective means of performing that important task.

To that end, Lechler’s line of tank cleaning products is primarily rotational.

 

Here are the basic fundamentals of our tank cleaning product line:

Free spinning heads

The cleaning fluid turns the spray head by means of specially-positioned nozzles. Rapid-repetition impact loosens the dirt and washes it off of the tank surfaces. The effect is best at lower pressures in small to medium-size tanks. This is because as inlet pressure increases, droplet sizes decrease, creating more of a mist than an impact spray. Since larger droplets are necessary for impact cleaning, a pressure range of 20-60 psi is optimal for tank cleaning with free spinning heads.

Internal regulated drive

For this style, the head speed is controlled internally instead of varying directly with the inlet pressure.  Therefore, rotation speed remains relatively constant as inlet pressure increases, resulting in stronger, more consistent cleaning impact.  The ACCUClean model uses the liquid flow to power the head by way of an internal propeller, keeping the head rotation speed constant across a wide span of pressures.  The 5TM model uses the cleaning fluid to drive an internal gear reducer that keeps the sprayer turning consistently in two planes. In the course of a spraying cycle, the 5TM solid stream jets sweep the entire inside surface of the tank according to a predetermined pattern. This takes a certain amount of time, but these models generate the highest jet pressures which can spray the greatest distances and are therefore ideal for very large tanks and the toughest of cleaning tasks.

Static spray balls

Static spray balls do not rotate, so they require a comparatively large amount of liquid in order to generate turbulent flow. They are used primarily for washing down relatively small tanks and vessels.

Given the wide variety of shapes and sizes of tanks used throughout various industries and the array of tank cleaning products Lechler has available for cleaning them, we would suggest that you contact Lechler or one of our representatives for assistance in the selection of a product that would work best for your specific application.

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The Lechler family of Tank cleaning nozzles:

Series 566 Stainless Steel Mini Whirly Nozzle

Series 566 Stainless Steel Mini Whirly Nozzle

Description

  • Only .79” diameter to insert in small openings
  • Excellent cleaning power
  • 360° or partial coverage
  • Very compact design
  • Free spinning, self-lubricating, and self-flushing
  • Operates in every position

Standard Materials

  • 316LSS (FDA compliant)

 

Applications

  • Kegs
  • Cans
  • Bottles
  • Autoclaves
  • Barrels washers
  • Machines
  • Drums
  • Totes
  • Carboys

Max Tank Diameter:

  • 5 ft.

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Series 500 Plastic Mini Whirly Nozzle

Series 500 Plastic Mini Whirly Nozzle

Description

  • Good corrosion resistance
  • 360° or partial coverage
  • Very compact design
  • Free spinning, self-lubricating, and self-flushing
  • Operates in every position

Standard Materials

  • PVDF (FDA compliant), POM

 

Applications

  • Kegs
  • Cans
  • Bottles
  • Autoclaves
  • Barrel washers
  • Machines
  • Drums
  • Totes
  • Carboys

Max Tank Diameter:

  • 5 ft.

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Series 540/541/591 Static Spray Ball

Series 540/541 Static Spray Ball

Description

  • Very compact static spray ball which produces sharp solid jets
  • Can also be used for spraying air or saturated steam
  • Provides partial coverage (120°/ 240°)

Standard Materials

  • 303 SS

Applications

  • Cleaning or rinsing small drums, barrels washers, totes, and carboys

Max Tank Diameter:

  • Rinsing 10 ft.
  • Cleaning 5 ft.

 

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Series 5MC/5MI Spinner

Series 5MC/5MI Spinner

Description

  • High flow rates with a thin profile that will slip into tight spuds
  • Two size groups
  • High flow slot orifices produce big sprays from a small head
  • Head balanced for minimum vibration
  • Operates in any position
  • Free spinning, self-lubricating, and self-flushing

Standard Materials

  • 316SST

Applications

  • Small and medium sized tanks (i.e. Chemical, Beverage, Food industries, etc.)

Max Tank Diameter:

  • Micro rinsing; 6 ft
  • Micro cleaning: 4 ft.
  • Mini Rinsing:  12 ft.
  • Mini cleaning: 9 ft.

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Series 569 Stainless Steel Whirly Nozzle

Series 569 Stainless Steel Whirly Nozzle

Description

  • The versatile standard solution
  • Time-tested design now better than ever
  • Better balance for smoother operation
  • Fits through smaller openings
  • Excellent cleaning power
  • Good corrosion resistance
  • 360° or partial coverage
  • Very compact design
  • Free spinning, self-lubricating, and self-flushing
  • Operates in every position
  • Has flat jet nozzles with improved vertical coverage

Standard Materials

  • 316LSS (FDA compliant)

Applications

  • Small and medium sized tanks (i.e. Chemical, Beverage, Food industries, etc.)

Max Tank Diameter:

  • Rinsing; 15 ft
  • Cleaning: 10 ft.

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Series 573/583 PTFE Whirly

Series 583/573 PTFE Whirly

Description

  • Corrosion resistance
  • Lightweight
  • Balanced rotating action
  • Operates in every position
  • 3/4" size fits through a 2" opening
  • All materials used are FDA Compliant

Standard Materials

  • PTFE, R-pin (for slip-on) in 316L SS

Applications

  • Small and medium sized tanks (i.e. Chemical, Beverage, Food industries, etc.)

Max Tank Diameter:

  • Rinsing; 18 ft.
  • Cleaning: 10 ft.

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Series 515 ACCUClean

Series 515 ACCUClean

Description

  • Controlled rotation for maximum spray impact
  • Optimized drive mechanism
  • Special nozzle geometry for sharp sprays
  • Excellent vertical coverage
  • Self-lubricating and self-flushing
  • Long-life bearing
  • Wide flow and pressure range

Standard Materials

  • 316L SS with PEEK gear parts

Applications

  • Small and medium sized tanks (i.e. Chemical, Beverage, Food industries, etc.)

Max Tank Diameter:

Inlet size   Activity   Tank Diam.

  • 3/4"        Rinsing    15 ft.
  • 3/4"        Cleaning  10 ft.
  • 1’           Rinsing     18 ft.
  • 1”           Cleaning  12 ft.

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Series 5TM (M20) Tank Cleaning Machine

Series 5TM (M20) Tank Cleaning Machine

Description

  • Cleans largest tanks and most difficult applications
  • Gear-driven for controlled rotation
  • Very high cleaning performance at low pressures
  • Requires no lubricants
  • Systematically sweeps the entire tank interior (360°)
  • Regular maintenance by replacement of wetted parts ensures long product life

Standard Materials

  • 316L SS; gear components made of PTFE and carbon fiber

Applications

  • For large tanks and tough cleaning tasks, e.g., wine and beer fermenters, tank trucks, rail cars, chemical processing

Max. Tank Diameter: 

  • 50 ft.

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Series 594/595 Hygienic Whirly

Series 594/595 Hygienic Whirly

Description

  • Sprays foam created from liquid detergent/water mixture
  • High functional reliability during operation and foam or liquid alone
  • Low water and detergent consumption
  • Optimum cleaning efficiency due to slow rotation
  • Sprays steam for sterilizing purposes
  • Operates in any position
  • All materials used are FDA Compliant

Standard Materials

  • PEEK and 316L SS

 

Applications

  • For cleaning of:
    • Tanks with liquids and/or with foam from detergent/water mixtures
    • Bottling machines, especially for cold aseptic filling
  • For use in these industries:
    • Beverage
    • Foods
    • Pharmaceutical

Max. Tank Diameter:

  • 5 ft.
  • Type 595.139.1Y up to 8 feet.

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