Tank and equipment cleaning

Cleaning nozzles for every container and tank size

Companies all over the world in a wide range of industries rely on Lechler tank and equipment cleaning nozzles for thorough cleaning of all kinds of tank sizes, machines and equipment. The Lechler tank and equipment cleaning nozzle range features innovative drive concepts, state-of-the-art nozzle design as well as a large choice of sizes and materials. The scope of our portfolio is unique to the market and offers the perfect solution for every application.

Tank and equipment cleaning

Lechler nozzles for tank and equipment cleaning

For every application
From the easiest to most difficult soils – Lechler has the optimum solution for removing soils of all kinds.

Cleaning in Place (CIP)
Many of Lechler‘s precision nozzles for tank and equipment cleaning are CIP-capable and can remain in the installation during the production process.

Hygienic equipment cleaning
Even difficult cleaning tasks with special requirements, such as in the food and beverage industry, can be performed easily with Lechler nozzles.

The right nozzle for every tank
Our extensive product range includes the right nozzle size for every application – from a small test tube to a large fermentation tank for bioethanol production.

Your benefits:

  • „None of the risks, restrictions and costs related to manual tank cleaning
  • „„„Modern nozzle technology cuts cleaning fluidconsumption and reduces downtimes
  • „„The cleaning process is trouble-free, repeatable and verifiable

Certifications and approvals for nozzle materials

Lechler precision nozzles – especially for tank and equipment cleaning – are made of extremely high-grade materials that are designed to meet high requirements such as resistance to cleaning chemicals or temperature influences. The large choice of different materials – e.g. 316L SS, PVDF, PEEK or PTFE – allows nozzle selection customized to the individual application and operating conditions. In addition, the materials used for the tank and equipment cleaning nozzles are perfectly matched to each other and are thus characterized by very low wear.

In addition to the requirements for material resistance and wear, the materials must also be food grade for use in the beverage, food and pharmaceutical industries. Depending on the application area, the materials must meet different demands. A large number of the materials used for Lechler tank and equipment cleaning nozzles comply with the requirements of the FDA or conform to (EC) 1935/2004.

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The FDA, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration, is a federal agency which overseas those two industries. Materials used in making Lechler products are compliant with the requirements of FDA regulation 21 CFR for use in food applications.
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The regulation (EC) No. 1935/2004 of the European Parliament regulates general safety requirements to all food and beverage contact materials.

Hygiene requirements
Lechler‘s tank and equipment cleaning nozzles are designed so that they meet hygiene requirements. This is reflected, for example, in the self-draining function, minimized dead space in the nozzles as well as an external design without unnecessary gaps and edges. At the same time, the nozzles are designed with the lowest possible surface roughness. Lechler also offers specially certified nozzles for particular hygiene requirements. The "PTFE Whirly" and 527 series are 3A-certified, for example.

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The 3-A council is an organization in the USA that defines criteria for the cleanability of components in the dairy and food industry. Components and systems are examined to establish whether germs adhere to surfaces or existing soiling can be removed. Components and systems are awarded a »3-A certificate« only if they are easy to clean or if soil cannot be deposited in the first place.

ATEX approved

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Lechler offers specially designed nozzle series for use in explosive atmospheres. Different nozzle series have an ATEX approval that was issued by an external certification institute.

Professional reports

Efficient Tank Cleaning: Lechler at work with major craft brewers in the USA
Efficient Tank Cleaning: Lechler at work with major craft brewers in the USAProfessional report from "BREWING AND BEVERAGE INDUSTRY" (5/2023)Andreas Kühfuß, Lechler GmbHRead now (pdf, 545 KB)

What you should keep in mind when planning

The fundamentals of cleaning technology

Cost reduction by efficient cleaning processes

The fundamentals of cleaning technology
Operating principles

Nozzle types and operating principles

Static, free-spinning, controlled rotation gear-controlled?

Designs and operating principles

Cleaning efficiency classes

Five cleaning efficiency classes for easier nozzle selection

Cleaning efficiency classes


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