Alfa Laval has launched a rotary tank cleaning machine which, the company claims, reduces operating costs by 70% through reduced water and cleaning agent consumption.
The Alfa Laval TJ40G uses a high-impact jet stream to clean tough tank residues and minimise the risk of product contamination.
The machine's hygienic self-cleaning construction ensures that the flow of the cleaning fluid reaches the exterior surfaces of the rotary jet head, as well as the critical interior components such as all bushings, bearings, and inner surfaces.
Its four-nozzle rotary jet head also cleans tanks 60% faster than static spray ball technology, which increases production uptime, a company statement revealed.
Alfa Laval said the 70% reduction in operating costs is implemented through the fast pace of the machine's cleaning operation.
The TJ40G is capable of handling solids up to 1mm in the cleaning fluid in tank sizes 50-1000 m³.
Alfa Laval's rotary tank cleaning machines are designed with numerous of features to ensure self-cleaning of the machine, such as directional flow from small jets in the hub that cleans the exterior of the machine.
A low pressure loss over the machine provides increased cleaning efficiency compared with other tank cleaning machine running at same inlet pressure, resulting in lower cleaning costs as the unit can run at comparitively lower pressure/flow.