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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

Spray Nozzle People Group

The Spray Nozzle People (SNP) part of the Spray Nozzle People Group have been supplying spray nozzles and associated tank cleaning equipment for over 15 years. Customers include the largest engineering, food processing, chemical and petrochemical companies in the world as well as a vast array of SMEs.

The Spray Nozzle People (SNP) part of the Spray Nozzle People Group have been supplying spray nozzles and associated tank cleaning equipment for over 15 years. Customers include the largest engineering, food processing, chemical and petrochemical companies in the world as well as a vast array of SMEs. Whether big or small our customers can rely upon decades of combined experience to ensure the correct nozzle is selected no matter the application.

SNP are the leading distributor of standard and custom-designed spraying solutions for a wide range of industries and applications. All customers’ orders are handled quickly and efficiently from our dedicated stock-holding facilities, and we support our entire product range with in-depth technical and application support. SNP is an exclusive distributor for spray nozzle specialist, BETE Fog Nozzle Inc., metal finishing spraying systems manufacturer, Uni-Spray Systems Inc. and specialist paper industry nozzle manufacturer, ML Gatewood. We are also the distributors for the Orbitor range of tank cleaning system for UK manufacturer Dasic.

Our history
Our business started in 2000 as Bete Ltd  a joint venture with Bete Fog Nozzle (a leading US manufacturer of spry nozzles) to start with the Bete brand was the only product we sold. Over the years we have added other nozzle brands to our range and have expanded the territories that we represent Bete Fog Nozzle in to include France and Spain.

As we expanded our products beyond the Bete brand it became sensible to change the trading name of our company to The Spray Nozzle People. The Bete brand remains absolutely core to our offering and Bete Fog Nozzle Inc. still retain a 20% stake in our business

Our philosophy
To offer a high quality, comprehensive product line with added value – the highest possible standard of service, technical knowledge and expertise. At SNP we are committed to maintaining our leadership role by the introduction of new products, improvement of overall efficiencies, and above all – by listening and responding to our customers’ needs.

What we sell
Our standard range of industrial spray nozzles consists of thousands of different options in many different materials including; Brass, Stainless Steels, Hastelloy, Stellite and Tantalum. However, over 65% of production is geared to custom solutions.

Added to this is our range of economical, customised, non-corrosive nozzle systems, couplers and adaptors in PVC, CPVC, Polypropylene, PVDF and Stainless Steel that are ideally suited (although are in no way restricted) to pre-treatment applications. But what we really sell is our expertise in spray nozzles. We advise our customers as to which of our products will be optimum for their specific spray application.

Further details from: Ivan Zytynski, The Spray Nozzle People Group.  

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