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.

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YouTube-video: TJ40G tank cleaning demonstration

YouTube-video: TJ40G self-cleaning feature