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The HydroWhirl Orbitor tank cleaning nozzle.

Rotary Nozzles Improve Tank Cleaning Performance Through Greater Mechanical Force, Saving You Time and Money

Tank cleaning nozzles are typically stationary or rotating, and the type of nozzle you select will depend on the requirements for your application. Static nozzles work best where clogging is a problem because they have no moving parts. Rotating tank cleaning nozzles use mechanical force to provide better spray impact for effective soil removal. Also known as rotary spray heads, these devices require less time for cleaning and use fewer resources.

We categorize BETE tank cleaning nozzles into three different operating principles. With rotary spray cleaners, mechanical force plays a vital role in cleaning efficiency and cost savings.

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An illustration of a reactionary force nozzle.
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Types of Operating Principles

Please select an operating principle from the drop-down menu.
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Stationary nozzles, also known as static nozzles, have no moving parts. The low-maintenance designs of our innovative HydroClaw and spiral TW provide sizable free passage superior to standard static spray balls. The versatile size range and narrow form of the TW series ensure compatibility with small vessel openings.
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These are fluid-driven tank cleaning nozzles use the reaction force of the spray media to drive the rotation of the nozzle head. These provide complete 360° coverage and efficient cleaning through impact and repetition. Rotating nozzles increase tank washing efficiency over static spray balls, saving time and money by reducing water and cleaning agent consumption, while decreasing downtime.
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Rotary jets use the spray media flowing through internal gears on the body to rotate sets of high impact jet nozzles through an efficient 2-axis orbital pattern, providing complete 360° coverage. The jet pattern nozzles utilized on these assemblies provide significantly more impact and impingement force than other styles of tank cleaning nozzles, making them ideal for hard-to-clean residues and larger vessels.

Fundamentals of Cleaning Technology

The fundamentals of cleaning technology use the relationship between time, temperature, chemical action, and mechanical force. Mechanical force plays a vital role in this relationship and represents the spray impact applied to the surface area by the tank cleaning nozzle.
The amount of spray impact applied to the surface area by the cleaning nozzle
The duration required to clean a tank by combining mechanical force, temperature, and chemical action
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The temperature of the cleaning cycle
Effect of chemical solutions or possibly hot water to aid in dissolving eroding soils on the tank surface

Reduce Costs With Mechanical Force

Applying greater mechanical force to the cleaning process can reduce time, temperature, and chemicals, resulting in less water consumption and effluent discharge. The illustration below compares the mechanical force of a traditional static spray ball to a rotary tank cleaning device.
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Static Spray Ball

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Rotary Tank Cleaning Nozzle

Static spray balls require more time to clean because they produce very little mechanical force and consume more chemicals and water, which produces extra waste and increases costs. Rotary tank cleaning nozzles provide greater mechanical force requiring less time for cleaning and benefiting from increased production and cost savings.

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