Lechler Spray Nozzles

Product code: Lechler Spray Nozzle




Clean in place systems- Tank and Equipment Cleaning 


Lechler supply spray nozzles for all your tank cleaning needs. Options are available depending on your cleaning needs

Static Spray Nozzles (Spray Balls): Most basic and reliable form of tank washing device. Liquid from the static spray nozzle hits the tank interior in a pre-defined cleaning pattern depending on holes in nozzle. This freefalling film then cleans the tank walls, however, it takes a relatively long time and can result in excess water/chemical usage. Limited to small tanks and processes where easily cleaned liquids and non-sticking products have to be eliminated.

Free Spinning (Rotating) Spray Nozzles: Offers a rotating spray pattern. It must be limited to prevent the liquid jets from breaking into minute droplets, losing part of their impact value on the wall. While these rotating spray nozzles are suitable for larger tanks with a wetting radius of up to 6m, it may not clean harder to clean residues effectively, but does offer a 360° guaranteed repeatable cleaning coverage.

Controlled Rotation Nozzles: Controlled and gear-controlled rotation nozzles generation high-impact water jets that clean the inside of the tank in a guaranteed repeatable predefined pattern, removing even the most stubborn of residue, effectively cleaning the entire tank surface with high mechanical impact.


Lechler Spray Nozzles enable a faster turnaround of production equipment and reduction in operating costs. Clean in Place (CIP) equipment has differing levels of size, complexity and automation depending on the end user requirements. In addition, the actual product to be cleaned has a bearing on the type of tank cleaning machine or spray head you should choose – again this could be a time & operating cost saving.

When choosing your method of tank cleaning, there is important information you first need to establish.

  • The soiling or stickiness of the product to the tank wall – milk residue is easy; food sauces are intermediate and crusted / caked products are difficult.
  • What are the appropriate cleaning chemicals and cycle to achieve the cleanliness you need for the incoming batch – hot and cold water, alkali or acid rinse, detergent, anti-bacterial wash, chemical solvents etc. Production needs to work with Quality to determine the appropriate levels per product.
  • The amount of time you want this to be cleaned in – tank turnover requirements.
  • What elements are in the tank – agitators, baffles, dip pipes, sample points, vents, manways, nozzles that all need cleaning – either target drilled static or rotating head coverage can be determined.
  • The optimum operating pressure of the cleaning nozzle and flow rate to deliver the chemicals.
  • The tank geometry.

When you factor these items in, an impact cleaning rotating head device offers greater efficiency in terms of CIP consumption and short times for each cleaning stage. A typical geared flat jet cleaning nozzle that provides effective cleaning for tanks up to 9.5 meter diameter at 3 bar operating pressure from our partner Lechler.

Lechler Spray nozzle Tank cleaning simulation

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