New tank cleaning machine reduces costs for energy and wash fluid

The latest innovation within the company’s broad tank cleaning portfolio, the Alfa Laval

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The new Alfa Laval TJ40G is designed clean tanks quickly and effectively.

TJ40G raises the bar for tank cleaning performance of critical hygienic applications in the food, dairy, beverage, pharmaceutical, home and personal care industries. What’s new is an improved self-cleaning function of the interior and exterior of the device itself, and 100% coverage of tank interior.

“Expect exceptional levels of tank cleaning from the new Alfa Laval TJ40G Rotary Jet Head,” says Kim Kjellberg, Product Portfolio Manager, Tank Cleaning. “Designed in response to the demand for increased hygienic levels, the self-cleaning system is more effective due to numerous features such as small holes in the hub that make sure the cone of the machine is clean, thereby removing residue that other tank cleaning devices may miss.”

The TJ40G uses a high-impact jet stream to effectively clean tough tank residue and minimize the risk of product contamination. This four-nozzle rotary jet head also cleans tanks 60% faster than static spray ball technology, which increases production uptime. And because it cleans faster, the Alfa Laval TJ40G uses less water and less cleaning agents thereby reducing operating costs by up to 70%.

The eight-cycle cleaning pattern of the Alfa Laval TJ40G Rotary Jet Head gets successively denser as the cleaning cycle progresses, ensuring full coverage and thorough cleaning. Using the powerful mechanical impact of the jet stream to achieve outstanding cleaning results, the Alfa Laval TJ40G requires less time, energy, water and cleaning agents than comparable CIP methods.

The Alfa Laval TJ40G is capable of handling tough tank residue as well as solids up to 1mm in the cleaning fluid. This is particularly important for demanding process lines where both the size and the amount of particles, such as brew house application, may be re-circulated in cleaning media before completing the cleaning cycle.

Not only does the Alfa Laval TJ40G Rotary Jet Head provide spotless cleaning of the tank interior, it also cleans itself – inside and out. Its hygienic self-cleaning construction ensures that the flow of the cleaning fluid reaches the external surfaces of the rotary jet head, as well as the critical internal components such as all bushings, bearings and inner surfaces. This minimizes the risk of product contamination and ensures a high product quality.

To see more information about the Alfa Laval TJ40 G Rotary Jet Head tank-cleaning machine, click the links below.

See TJ40G info on alfalaval.com

YouTube-video: TJ40G tank cleaning demonstration

YouTube-video: TJ40G self-cleaning feature

Top 5 reasons you need the best tank cleaning machine

1) They are proven to reduce tank cleaning times by up to 80% compared to manual cleaning or spray balls.
2) Less time cleaning, more time producing! Alfa Laval tank cleaning devices are proven to increase production by as much as 20%.
3) They are proven to save companies millions of gallons of water – up to 85% reduction in water usage for cleaning!
4) Eliminate manual cleaning: Confined space entry is dangerous and costly. Our machines are designed to eliminate the need for manual cleaning.
5) They are backed by our best-in-class customer service and service and repair program, featuring 24 – 48 hour turnaround times.

How to clean a kettle tank

Kettle Tank Cleaning Equipment

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Cleaning kettle tanks can be done much quicker and better with the right cleaning machine.

Kettle tank cleaning can be very challenging since kettles are used to cook or heat products and oftentimes there is burnt on residue that is difficult to clean. Challenging cleaning applications require a lot of mechanical force, or cleaning impingement, to get the job done quickly and effectively.

Kettle tanks are typically small to mid-sized in order to control temperatures easier. They often have mixers or scrapers within them for mixing or blending product. For tanks with mixers or scrapers, we recommend the Alfa Laval TJ20G. Its tight cleaning pattern enables the water jets to get around the obstructions easier. The Alfa Laval TJ 20G rotary jet head provides 3D indexed impact cleaning over a defined time period. It is automatic and represents a guaranteed means of achieving quality assurance in tank cleaning. Used in breweries, food and dairy processes and many other industries, the device is suitable for processing, storage and transportation tanks and vessels between 4,000 to 40,000 US gallons. The award-winning design is particularly suitable for hygienic industries that follow European Hygienic Equipment Design Group guidelines.

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Alfa Laval TJ20G tank cleaning devices are ready to clean your most challenging tanks.

 

For the most challenging residues, like burnt on sauces, we recommend the Alfa Laval A20 tank cleaning device. The field-proven Alfa Laval A20 is part of the world-renowned range of Gamajet high impact tank cleaning devices. This tank cleaning device is designed to be flow-through, meaning no lubricant can pass through the gear train. It has been proven to provide companies with up to 85% in water, time, energy, and resource savings compared to static spray balls. This device is capable of cleaning tanks with capacities between 18.9 m³ – 94.6 m³ (5,000-25,000 gallons). The Alfa Laval A20 fits through openings as small as 10 cm (4”) and operates at low pressures and flows. By implementing this device into their tank cleaning process, companies spend less time cleaning and more time producing.

For easy to clean kettle tanks that just require a rinse, we recommend the Alfa Laval rotary spray heads.

For more information, visit www.cleanyourtanks.com, or email us at Customerservice.exton@alfalaval.com, or give us a call at 877-426-2538.

How to clean an Intermediate Bulk Container in 2 – 7 minutes

Designed to eliminate the need for manual cleaning, the Alfa Laval GJ 9 tote/IBC cleaning device uses water, solvent, or caustic to blast residues from the tote interior, in a precise, 360° pattern. The device is designed to clean totes/bulk containers in 2 – 7 minutes, including the hard-to-reach top corners. As the most widely used container for storing and transporting materials, faster and more effective cleaning of bulk/shipping containers provides a quick return on investment. Our patented rotary impingement cleaning technology ensures the entire tote interior is thoroughly cleaned in the most efficient manner, utilizing the least amount of resources including: time, energy, and wash fluid.

No pump? No problem. Our Toteblast Station is a complete, economical system that includes the Alfa Laval GJ 9 tank cleaning device, a high pressure pump, custom inlet cover, and all the necessary hoses and fittings. Simply install the pump, hook up your supply lines, and your container is ready to be thoroughly cleaned in 2 – 7 minutes.

For more information, visit http://www.gamajet.com/applications/totes.php, email us at customerservice.exton@alfalaval.com or give us a call at 877-426-2538.

 

How to clean a storage tank

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The Alfa Laval GJPF tank cleaning device is used to clean these storage tanks.

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The storage tanks at an oil refinery complex are cleaned regularly with an Alfa Laval tank washer

Storage tanks are found in virtually every industry, and range in size significantly.Typically they are wide open tanks with no internal obstructions. Oftentimes, storage tanks need to be cleaned between batches or flushed out on a regular basis to avoid contamination. The ideal storage tank washer takes into account the size and residue in the tank. Alfa Laval tank cleaning offers a wide range of storage tank cleaning devices, for all sizes and residues. Visit our web site to determine which is best for your application.

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Alfa Laval has a full line of application-specific tank cleaning equipment.

Alfa Laval tank cleaning devices use patented technology that combine pressure and flow to create high impact cleaning jets. Cleaning occurs not just where the concentrated stream impacts the surface, but also through the tangential force that radiates from that point and blasts contaminants from the surface, scouring the tank interior. The high-impact cleaning jets are delivered in a precise, repeatable and reliable, 360° pattern. This combination of impact in a controlled indexing pattern results in an economic ideal, because impact is a one time investment; chemicals, temperature and time are continual, never-ending expenditures. With a quick return-on-investment, our rotary impingement devices are guaranteed to positively impact the ultimate scorecard, your bottom line.

Customers that convert to Gamajet or Toftjorg rotary jet heads from manual cleaning, static spray balls and the fill and drain method, typically realize a:

100% Satisfaction with Cleaning Effectiveness
70-80% Decrease in Wash Fluid (Water and Cleaning Chemicals)
75-85% Decrease in Time Spent Cleaning
10-20% Increase in Productivity
90-100% Decrease in Confined Space Entry for Manual Cleaning

For more information, give us a call at 877-426-2538, email us at customerservice.exton@alfalaval.comor visit us at www.gamajet.com.

How to clean a fermentation tank

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Beer fermenter tanks need regular cleaning. We recommend Alfa Laval tank cleaning devices.

 

Fermentation tanks, or fermenters, are designed to turn feed stock into alcohol forenergy use (ex. ethanol) or human consumption (ex. wine, beer).

Within the wine, beer and distilling industry, fermentation tank cleanliness is extremely important to avoid contamination issues and create a high quality product. Plus, higher yields can be generated from a clean tank. These tanks get dirty and require a high impact tank cleaning device to ensure a clean, uncontaminated tank. For large tanks, we recommend the Alfa Laval GJ 8 or GJ 4 tank cleaning devices. For mid-sized fermenters, we recommend the Alfa Laval PF fermenter cleaning device. And for small fermentation tanks, we recommend the Alfa Laval GJ 9 tank cleaner.

In the Ethanol industry, a powerful, durable machine is necessary. These tanks are very large, and the residue is very challenging to clean. There are typically obstructions and/or agitators and a tank cleaning device must be able to clean in and around them. Clean tanks leads to higher yields. We recommend the Alfa Laval GJ 8 tank cleaner because is extremely powerful, lightweight, durable, and particulate is designed to stay out of the gearhead, thereby increasing lifespan.

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Clean your fermenter tanks quickly and thoroughly with the Alfa Laval GJ8 tank cleaning device.

For more information, visit www.gamajet.com, email customerservice.exton@alfalaval.com or call 877-426-2538.

How to clean a mixer tank

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Alfa Laval Tank Cleaning offers a variety of application specific cleaning devices for mixing tanks.

Mixers are found in all industries, and in all phases of manufacturing. The function of a mixer is to mix ingredients, whether they be chemicals, paint, food, etc. Because the application is so varied, this is where the expertise of Alfa Laval Tank Cleaning comes into play. We provide a customized, engineered solution for every mixer cleaning application. We base our mixer cleaning device recommendation on the size and configuration of the mixer, the tank residue that must be cleaned, the level of hygienic equipment required, the mixer opening size, and more.

Some of the tank cleaning devices that are often recommend are:

Large mixers in a sanitary industry: Alfa Laval GJPF, Alfa Laval TJ20G

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Alfa Laval has a full line of application-specific tank cleaning equipment.

Small to mid-sized mixers in a sanitary industry: Alfa Laval GJA6 and the Alfa Laval GJA2 mixing tank devices

Large mixers in an industrial application: Alfa Laval GJ8 mixing tank cleaner

Small to mid-sized mixer in an industrial application: Alfa Laval GJ9 mixer cleaning device

For more information, visit www.gamajet.com, email us at exton.customerservice@alfalaval.com or call 877-426-2538.

 

How to clean a reactor tank

Reactor cleaning equipment

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Alfa Laval Gamajet reactor cleaning equipment ensures a clean, uncontaminated batch.

Reactor tanks are vessels designed to contain chemical reactions, and they are often used in the chemical and related industries. A chemical reactor vessel may have a cooling or heating jacket or cooling or heating coils (tubes) wrapped around the outside of its vessel wall to cool down or heat up the contents. A reactor may also feature agitator blades on the shaft for mixing. Baffles at the bottom of the reactor also aid the mixing process. Reactor size ranges significantly depending on application and industry. Materials used in reactor tanks can be solids or liquids and vary in level of ease of cleanability.

The Alfa Laval GJPF reactor cleaning device offers powerful 360-degree cleaning impact, designed to scour the interior of a mid-sized to large reactor clean. Easy to maintain, and operating at lower pressures, this tank cleaning device is available in a flow-through design for hygienic applications in the pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, personal care and food industries. It is also available in a grease-lubricated version for added lifespan in industrial applications such as chemicals. The device offers 25 lbs (11.5 kg) of cleaning impact at 25 feet (7.5 m).

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Clean reactor tanks quickly and thoroughly, even the most challenging residues.

The Alfa Laval GJ8 reactor cleaning device is ideal for cleaning large reactors in industrial applications, such as chemical, and offers an exceptional 40 lbs (18 kg) of cleaning force at 25 feet (7.5 m). Surprisingly lightweight, the machine’s durable, non-clogging design and reliability make it a favorite within industrial applications.

The Alfa Laval GJA6 tank cleaning machine offers cleaning impact of 10 lbs at 5 feet. (4.5 kg at 1.5 m) and cleaning cycle times around 10 minutes for a small to mid-sized reactor. Highly sanitary in design, the tank cleaner is self-cleaning and self-draining – and it fits through a 3” sanitary fitting (2.80” or 71 mm).

The Alfa Laval GJ9 reactor cleaning device uses 12 lbs of cleaning force at 10 feet (5.5 kg at 3 m) and is capable of cleaning the most challenging residues in a small to mid-sized reactor. Compact, durable and easy to maintain, the GJ 9 typically cleans tanks in 4 – 12 minutes.

For more information, visit www.gamajet.com, email customerservice.exton@alfalaval.com, or call 877-426-2538.

How to clean a spray dryer

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Clean spray dryers quickly and effectively with Alfa Laval’s automated tank cleaning devices.

Spray drying is a method of producing a dry powder from a liquid or slurry by rapidly drying with a hot gas. This is the preferred method of drying of many thermally-sensitive materials such as foods and pharmaceuticals. A consistent particle size distribution is a reason for spray drying some industrial products such as catalysts. Air is the heated drying medium; however, if the liquid is a flammable solvent such as ethanol or the product is oxygen-sensitive then nitrogen is used.

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The Alfa Laval Toftejorg TZ-67 rotary jet head provides 360 degree indexed impact cleaning over a defined time period.

 

Spray dryer cleaning requests are very common, and our spray dryer cleaning equipment is ideal for the job. The majority of the residue is at the top where the product has cured or attached itself to the wall of the spray dryer, because the product is sprayed from the top into a big dryer/oven.  What doesn’t fall through ends up on the wall and solidifies or bakes on.  What falls through becomes a powder at the bottom.  The lower levels are just powder residue.

Typically, there will be a hose reel at the top of the enormous structures to clean them, a tank cleaning device is lowered down on a hose to clean it.  Because the tank cleaning device is dynamically balanced, there is no swaying of the flexible hose during operation.

We typically recommend the Alfa Laval TZ 67 tank cleaning device for spray dryer cleaning. The Alfa Laval Toftejorg TZ-67 rotary jet head provides 360 degree indexed impact cleaning over a defined time period. It is automatic and represents a guaranteed means of achieving quality assurance in tank cleaning. The device is suitable for processing, storage and transportation tanks and vessels between 13,000 and 130,000 gallons. Used in breweries, food and dairy processes and many other industries, the Toftejorg TZ-67 is particularly well-suited to portable applications where high impact is required.

For non-hygienic spray dryer cleaning applications, we recommend the Alfa Laval GJ 4. This tank cleaning device offers an exceptionally high cleaning impact up to 100 lbs (45 kg) in tanks with a radius up to 100 ft (60 m). Heavy duty, durable, and reliable, this tank cleaning device is ideal for a high impact clean in very large tanks, such as spray dryers.

For more information, visit http://www.gamajet.com, email us at customerservice.exton@alfalaval.com, or give us a call at 877-426-2538.

 

How to clean a ribbon blender

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Ribbon blender cleaning is often considered a challenging task, but it doesn’t have to be.

Ribbon blender cleaning is often considered a challenge, due to the tank construction and the materials being mixed within the ribbon blender. Most often used in the pharmaceutical, food, chemical, fertilizers, plastics, pigments, and cosmetic industries, Alfa Laval tank cleaning offers an ideal solution for ribbon blender cleaning.

The Alfa Laval GJ9 ribbon blender cleaning machine is typically used because it offers high impact, spray cleaning designed to scour the entire tank, reducing operating time and wash fluid usage. Multiple devices are used, placed on either end of the center line. Although the ribbons should not run during cleaning, we recommend they be jogged to help dislodge stubborn residue.

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The Alfa Laval GJ9 ribbon blender cleaning device is ideal for a quick, effective clean.

The GJ9 uses 12 lbs of cleaning force at 10 feet (5.5 kg at 3 m) and is capable of cleaning the most challenging residues in a ribbon blender. Compact, durable and easy to maintain, the GJ 9 typically cleans ribbon blenders in 4 – 12 minutes.

For more information, visit www.gamajet.com, email us at mailto:customerservice.exton@alfalaval.comor give us a call at 877-426-2538.