Millions in Annual Savings Comes from Optimized Tank Cleaning

A major toothpaste manufacturer was searching for a more time-efficient way to clean their processing vessels. They decided to implement Gamajet rotary impingement tank cleaning devices to the process.  A single cleaning cycle decreased from 2 hours to 8 minutes—93% in time savings. And since they were able to turn their tanks around faster, production increased by 16% and annual savings exceeded $1.2M.

The plant consists of 16 tanks in their reservoir, all obstructed with center counter rotating agitators and side scraping blades. The facility’s production manager previously ran three static spray balls in each tank, cleaning twice a day. Tired of the tremendous amount of downtime and water usage, he decided to look for a faster, more effective method.

The facility manager chose Gamajet rotary impingement tank cleaning devices. Three Gamajet Aseptic 6 devices were installed, due to the tanks’ internal obstructions. Between four 2-minute cycles, the center agitators were rotated to ensure all of shadow areas were cleaned. Each Gamajet device operated at 22 GPM and 150 PSI.  After implementing the devices to the tank cleaning process, a single cycle decreased from 2 hours to 8 minutes, adding up to 93% in time savings. Since they were able to turn their tanks around faster, production increased by 16% and annual savings exceeded $1.2M.