TANK CLEANING SOLUTION
FOOD PROCESSING CASE STUDY
Avoid excessive maintenance and repair costs
Problem: Prolonged Downtime and Costly Repairs
A popular premium soups and sauces producer contacted BETE to improve their kettle cleaning process, hoping to minimize maintenance and downtime. The facility has 12 kettles where intense production and cleaning occur 17 times daily for each kettle. The kettles cook for one hour, and cleaning takes forty minutes using two controlled rotational tank cleaning machines.
The tank cleaning machines require rebuilding every three months with new spare parts and gearboxes costing $1,500 per unit. It was evident to the customer a new tank cleaning solution could reduce repair costs and increase productivity.
HydroWhirl® Orbitor Rotary Jet Tank Cleaning Machine
During an initial visit and inspection of the customer’s process and spray device, BETE proposes the HydroWhirl Orbitor tank cleaning machine for its powerful high-impact jet streams and ease of repair. The controlled rotation of the nozzles provides a longer dwell time on the surface for removing difficult soils in cooking kettles.
The Orbitor is designed with minimal moving parts to ensure extended operating life and reduced downtime. Repairs for these units are easily done on-site in minutes. Unlike the competitor’s model, the hygienic design has no external screws or rough surface areas that require manual cleaning to prevent bacteria growth.
RETURN ON INVESTMENT
- BETE’s tank cleaning solution saved the customer $144,000 annually in costly repairs
- Massive reduction in maintenance time from
every fiscal quarter to every third fiscal quarter
- Increased productivity time
- Lower water consumption
ADVANTAGES OF BETE HYDROWHIRL® ORBITOR
- High Impact solid jet streams easily remove
- Complete 360° spray coverage for reliable
- Designed with minimal moving parts for
extended operating life
- Easily repairable in minutes
With a less frequent and more efficient repair schedule, the customer experienced minimal downtime with no manual cleaning or tedious screw removal.