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The Challenge
Transferring ingredients from barrels and other similar storage vessels is an essential requirement in many food and brewing processing applications, for example flavour concentrates used in the manufacture of crisps. However, once the liquid concentrates are removed how do you deal with the sticky residues that remain and which are difficult to remove?

The Problem
At one large UK crisp manufacturer the problem of stubborn, sticky residues was occurring after flavour concentrates had been transferred from 600mm barrels. The spinning spray balls being used to clean the barrels were not completing the job which meant a secondary manual clean was required. Whilst the barrels were essentially a very small tank, the tough sticky residue meant that the spinning spray balls, normally suited to these types of small tanks, were simply not up to the job. Another issue was that most rotary jet cleaners were too large and had to high a flow rate to be practical. Also, the set cycle time required by the rotary jet cleaners meant that the 10 minutes or more cleaning cycles to ensure that the jets had reached each part of the tank, were too long.

The Solution
The Spray Nozzle People (SNP) provided the crisp manufacturer with their Orbitor Eco fast cycle small rotary jet cleaner and this was trialled on their small tanks against several competitor machines. Following the trials the Oribitor was selected as it was judged to provide a better overall clean as well as being a more robust option that would last longer.

The Orbitor Eco is a new breed of fast cycle jet cleaner that delivers outstanding cleaning power using a fraction of the water compared to other cleaning systems. It rotates through its cleaning cycle very fast with full cleans achievable in 2 minutes with a flow rate comparable to spinning spray balls.

The impact cleaning of the Eco in this application meant that the barrels were cleaned satisfactorily without the need for a secondary manual clean saving the company time and money.

The Oribtor Eco is designed to provide optimum efficiency, enabling up to 95% water savings (depending on the application) with fast cycle times of between 2 to 10 minutes. It operates on low pressures of 1 to 10 Bar and with low flows of 45 to 150 lit/min and thanks to its small, compact design, fits openings from 10 to 85mm.  ENDS

More details at:   www.spray-nozzle.co.uk/orbitor-eco

THE SPRAY NOZZLE PEOPLE (SNP)

The Go-to People for spray nozzle solutions

SNP’s aim is to reduce hassle for its customers  when sourcing spray nozzles and systems. The company recognises that components such as spray nozzles probably form only a small part of a client’s project or process. Yet, sourcing the right spray component or solution can be time consuming (and mistakes can prove costly). SNP’s expert sales engineers are skilled in working with customers to get them the best solutions, delivering in-depth technical and application support backed by market-leading products. Typical areas the company advises on include: achieving the optimum drop size for an application, spray coverage flow rates, how different fluids affect spray characteristics and how gas flows will affect spray patterns.

The Go-to People for spray nozzle solutions

SNP’s aim is to reduce hassle for its customers  when sourcing spray nozzles and systems. The company recognises that components such as spray nozzles probably form only a small part of a client’s project or process. Yet, sourcing the right spray component or solution can be time consuming (and mistakes can prove costly). SNP’s expert sales engineers are skilled in working with customers to get them the best solutions, delivering in-depth technical and application support backed by market-leading products. Typical areas the company advises on include: achieving the optimum drop size for an application, spray coverage flow rates, how different fluids affect spray characteristics and how gas flows will affect spray patterns.

SNP supplies spray nozzle solutions to industries worldwide, including the largest engineering, food processing, chemical and petrochemical companies, as well as a vast array of small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). The company’s product range includes tank washing nozzles, hydraulic nozzles, air atomising nozzles, custom piping assemblies and spray accessories as well as disinfecting and washdown systems.

SNP is as skilled in advising design engineers at the beginning of projects as it is recommending and supplying replacement products that may be needed in a hurry. The company can also provide innovative custom solutions, including using non-standard materials. SNP holds ISO 9001 certification.

SNP is an exclusive distributor for US spray nozzle manufacturer BETE, for  pre-treatment specialist Uni-Spray, specialist paper industry nozzle manufacturer ML Gatewood and tank cleaning systems manufacturer Dasic. In addition, the company suppliers specialist washdown and disinfecting equipment from Lafferty Equipment and Guarany. Orders are handled quickly and efficiently from the company’s dedicated stock-holding facilities.

www.spray-nozzle.co.uk

01273 400092

SNP is part of the Spray People Group (SPG) which supplies a range of specialist products and components to industry. Group companies include the Air Nozzle People (ANP), the Safety Shower People (SSP), the Professional Sprayers People (PSP) and the group’s own fulfilment house The Fulfilment People (TFP).

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