With so many tank cleaners on the market, choosing the appropriate one for your process may be a daunting task. The more carefully you look at how to clean and what equipment to use, the more precisely you can figure out what needs to be cleaned and why.
Is Your Tank Big Enough For Your Needs?
The tank’s dimensions determine the cleaning device’s size. Because the cleaning jets and CIP fluids in the smaller unit can’t reach the walls of the larger tank, a device designed to clean a 5-foot-diameter tank would be inappropriate for a 25-foot-diameter tank.
How Is The Nature Of Residue?
You need to know what you’re cleaning and its consistency. The list of possible ingredients is endless, ranging from yogurt to paint, from toothpaste to wheat, and so on.
In order to have the tank cleaned in the quickest and most environmentally friendly way possible, it is important to know what sort of residue is left in the tank. If a tank has baked-on residue, a rotary jet head may be needed, whereas rotary spray heads are more appropriate for tanks with water-soluble residue that is easily removed.
Which Tank Openings Are Available?
The tank cleaning equipment must be able to fit through a certain tank opening. This is something to keep in mind while setting up the system for the first time, as well as when removing it for routine maintenance. If the device can be moved (that is, put in place before washing and taken out after cleaning), there are some other things to think about.
Don’t forget about the drain’s dimensions. So that the equipment can clean the bottom of the tank, cleaning fluids must drain well and not build up.
Are There Any Damage In The Tank?
There are a variety of potential obstructions in the tank, including heating coils, agitators, and scrapers. The CIP solution may be hindered by these impediments, resulting in “shadow zones.” Multiple or specialized cleaning methods may be necessary for tanks to be thoroughly cleaned.
What Is The CIP System’s Pressure And Flow Capacity?
Besides the pump, you’ll need to know the tank’s pressure and flow. The tank cleaning device’s CIP supply pumps must be able to produce the necessary flow and pressure. Flow rates and pressures will vary depending on the tank cleaning equipment.
Rotary Spray Heads, for example, are an ideal substitute for sprayballs because they employ higher flow rates and lower pressures, saving up to 30% in operational expenses. Rotary jet heads have a 70% lower operating cost per hour of use than other types of cleaning equipment while still providing high-impact cleaning.
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