Waterjet Offers 3D Motion for High-Flow Tank Cleaning

The Torrent 200, a 3D waterjet head from NLB Corp., combines high flow with high horsepower to increase the efficiency of tank, tote and reactor cleaning.

New Product Announcements From: 1/2/2014 Production Machining

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The Torrent 200, a 3D waterjet head from NLB Corp., combines high flow with high horsepower to increase the efficiency of tank, tote and reactor cleaning. It is rated as high as 200 gpm (757 lpm) and 2,300 hp (1,715 kW).

The head rotates horizontally while two high-velocity waterjets spin vertically, driven by the flow of high-pressure water of 20,000 psi (1,400 bar). This 3D action produces complete, 360-degree coverage of the interior walls of the tank, not only reducing cleaning time but automating a process that previously required personnel to enter the tank and risk injury. In large vessels, the head is typically attached to a telescoping lance and positioned to produce the optimum angle.

Like the company’s smaller Torrent 50, the Torrent 200 features carbide orifices in the rotating nozzles and a magnetic brake designed to make it easy to adjust the rotation speed. Maintenance is simplified by easy-to-replace seals designed to last hundreds of hours between changes. The head is made of corrosion-resistant stainless steel for long life and comes with a variety of nozzle arm sizes and configurations to suit user needs.

The waterjet head is 30.8" long (939 cm) with a minimum width of 6" (15.25 cm) and requires a 1-1/2" MP inlet connection.

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