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Orbitors are ‘out of this world’

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SNP said that its container cleaning solution has continued to receive positive feedback from customers across the UK who have installed the system in their container wash bays.
The Orbitor Truck Cleaner uses SNP’s Orbitor rotary jet nozzle heads. It is a 316l stainless steel cleaner, which SNP was keen to stress are extremely robust and able to withstand high levels of wear and tear after cleaning multiple containers a day with sticky or harsh residues.
Customer requirements
In 2020, Abbey Logistics, one of the UK’s leading logistics services providers, overhauled its Hull-based food-grade tank wash bay, which provides tank washing services for its own fleet and third-party hauliers.
In addition to installing new boilers and water softeners, the company wanted a new cleaning head system for the internal washing of the tankers, which would “exceed legal compliance and all customer requirements” while reducing water and energy consumption.
Abbey installed two Orbitors in each of its two cleaning bays. “Our goal was to set the standard for food grade tank washes in terms of reliability, quality and environmental efficiency and I think what we have achieved in Hull does that,” said Adam Copping, Abbey’s technical director.
Bigger but simpler
Another client, TankWash Scotland, was delighted by the reduced maintenance needed by the Orbitor system. TankWash Scotland installed its Orbitor tank wash systems in October 2020. Managing director Jim Wightman added: “The Orbitors are so simple to take apart and maintain ourselves.
“There are no springs or bearings to mess around with or to constantly have to change which in the past has wasted valuable time for our engineers.
“The units are heavier, but we see this as an advantage as the bigger parts inside mean they are not tricky. Everything is bigger and simpler.”
The litmus test of chocolate liqueur
The Orbitor is no stranger to challenging environments and tough residues as it was originally developed to clean huge marine tanks. Today, it is used widely in food processing, beverage, pharmaceutical and chemical tank cleaning applications, making it ideal for container cleaning in general and, importantly, for food container cleaning where strict hygiene standards must be upheld. In customer trials cleaning chocolate liqueur, the litmus test for tanker cleaning, the Orbitor proved to be the only cleaning system of those tested which could clean the liquor to the necessary hygienic standard.
Low pressure, high impact
The Orbitor Truck Cleaner is a low-pressure, high-impact, fluid driven rotary jet cleaner.
The cleaning fluid is pumped through the Orbitor and this first passes through a turbine, which causes the two nozzle arms to spin. The fluid then passes through the nozzles forming a powerful cleaning jet.
As the arms rotate, the main body also rotates in a set pattern. This is geared so that over a specific period of time (the clean cycle) the cleaning jets are brought to bear on each part of the tank, ensuring a thorough clean. Customers have the option of the Orbitor 4 or the Orbitor Compact nozzle head and the option of a protective cage around the nozzle to withstand knocks and blows. As well as helping companies achieve even the most stringent hygienic food transportation standards, they are also suitable to clean ISO tanks, liquid bulk containers and chemical grade tanks.
Advantages
SNP outlined what it considers are the key advantages of the Orbitor system.
They are entirely fluid driven with no external power sourc required. They are selflubricating while being easy to maintain and can be stripped and reassembled in just 15 minutes.
The Orbitor heads are fully self-cleaning machines and are made from food/ pharmaceutical grade hygienic materials. Both Orbitors are able to deliver powerful cleaning jets of up to around 7m in length and the cleaning heads are ATEX certified for use in all zones and temperatures. ATEX versions are also available for fuel tank cleaning.
Finally, the Orbitor Truck Cleaner reduces downtime and maintenance time and provides a much harder clean than other low-pressure cleaners on the market. Ivan Zytynski, SNP’s managing director, said: “It has been great to see the Orbitors in action at tank container wash bays across the UK. This is a new application for these cleaning heads, but they are perfectly adapted for it and our customers particularly love the fact that they can maintain or repair the Orbitors in-house and do not have to send them off.”
For more information: Visit: spray-nozzle.co.uk/spray-nozzle-applications/ tanker-cleaning






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