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Europe: Alfa Laval unit for faster tank cleaning


The Alfa Laval TJ40G Rotary Jet Head tank-cleaning machine has been designed to get rid of residues while reducing cycle times and costs for energy, water and cleaning agents.

The latest innovation within the company’s tank cleaning portfolio, the unit increases tank cleaning performance of critical hygienic applications in the food, dairy, beverage, pharmaceutical, home and personal care industries.

It has 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, Alfa Laval.

“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 residues that other tank cleaning devices may miss,” says Kim Kjellberg, product portfolio manager, tank cleaning.

The company says the new Alfa Laval TJ40G complements the Alfa Laval TJ20G.

Both offer the same exceptional cleanability, product quality, and significant savings on energy, water and cleaning agents due to faster, more effective cleaning than comparable technologies.

However, the Alfa Laval TJ40G handles large tanks with capacities between 50 and more than 500 m3 in size while the Alfa Laval TJ20G handles small tank with capacities between 15 m3 and 150 m3.

Like the Alfa Laval TJ20G, the Alfa Laval TJ40G uses a high-impact jet stream to effectively clean tough tank residues and minimize the risk of product contamination.

The four-nozzle rotary jet head reportedly cleans tanks 60% faster than static spray ball technology, which increases production uptime.

This helps to use less water and 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 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.