SPRAYING Systems has released the UltraClean Tank Machine, a tank cleaning device that is more economical than manual cleaning procedures.
It is suitable for use on tankers, railway wagons, reactors, food process and pharmaceutical tanks, blenders and storage tanks, including clean-in-place (CIP) applications. The system weighs 6.8kg and can be used on vessels and tanks with openings as narrow as 152mm in diameter. The system is constructed almost entirely out of 316 stainless steel and its wetted parts are suitable for food-grade materials.
It is comprised of a central body housing an impeller, actuated by the cleaning fluid, which drives a planetary gear box. The gear box gradually rotates the body and via a bevel gear box it rotates the twin-jet assembly, providing complete tank surface coverage. The vessel to be cleaned has its surfaces crisscrossed by the jets.
Four basic versions permit fluid flow rates from 60L/min to 492L/min (pressures from two to 12 bar), cleaning diameters from 4m-26m and cycle times from six to 42 minutes.