Alfa Laval debuts PlusClean nozzle for total coverage tank cleaning

By Jim Cornall

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The standard Alfa Laval PlusClean. Pic: Alfa Laval
The standard Alfa Laval PlusClean. Pic: Alfa Laval

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Alfa Laval has introduced the PlusClean cleaning nozzle, which the company said delivers 100% tank cleaning coverage, up to 80% savings in water and cleaning media costs, and no product contamination.

Paired with a top-mounted tank cleaning device and installed flush with the tank wall or bottom, the PlusClean raises productivity and lowers total cost of ownership, Alfa Laval said.

“Integrating Alfa Laval PlusClean cleaning nozzles into any tank and tank cleaning process means there’s nowhere for contaminants to hide,”​ said Janne Pedersen, global portfolio manager, tank cleaning, Alfa Laval.

“Now the promise of optimal tank cleaning is truly a promise that we can keep. No shadow areas and no risk of product contamination. Period.”

Alfa Laval said with its optimized, high-impact spray pattern, the PlusClean delivers 100% cleaning coverage in shadow areas. Installed flush with the tank wall or bottom, the cleaning nozzle has a built-in adjustment function that makes installation easy and operation effective, providing cleaning coverage in shadow areas, such as beneath agitator blades. This ensures thorough tank cleaning.

Suitable for the dairy, pharmaceutical, food, beverage, and home-personal care industries, the company said the cleaning nozzle provides more efficient cleaning and improves process efficiency and safety as well as product quality, which can lead to higher productivity.

The cleaning nozzle also delivers water and cleaning media cost savings, minimizing the impact on the environment.

The standard Alfa Laval PlusClean is supplied as a media spring-activated cleaning nozzle for hygienic process tank cleaning. A special pneumatic-driven version is also available. For sterile and aseptic process tank cleaning, there’s the Alfa Laval PlusClean UltraPure.

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