CIP Tank Cleaning Equipment

Tank and vessel cleaning requires a specific type of equipment, generally known as Cleaning in Place (CIP) nozzles.

Tank and vessel cleaningAWH is a major supplier and manufacturer of tank cleaning equipment and cleaning in place spray nozzles, and is considered a world class leader in the supply of tank cleaning equipment. IC Spray Ltd, in addition to their own spray head manufacture, is proud to represent AWH in the UK and Republic of Ireland, providing a comprehensive range of static and rotating tank cleaning equipment and CIP spray nozzles.

This combined with IC Spray Ltd's experience in the world of spray nozzles, tank cleaners and associated filtration equipment offers customers a complete technical solution to their tank cleaning requirements.

The product range includes, static spray heads, rotating spray balls, rotating spray heads, 360 degree spray nozzles and jet cleaning heads amongst other configurations.

Although most CIP nozzles are used as water spray nozzles, they can also be used with steam, chemicals and other media. IC Spray Ltd with their expertise can advise on the most effective and beneficial type of tank washing nozzle for your application. The tank cleaning spray nozzles and equipment can either be bought or hired and demonstrations and trials are available to prove the effectiveness and suitability of the correct spray head for your application.

In addition, most of the AWH range can be offered with ATEX ratings.

Static nozzles

The static spray ball has proven its effectiveness as an economic option for small vessel cleaning, or where “shadow areas” in large vessel occur. They are typically a low pressure spray nozzles, usually operating between 0.5 and 3 bar. Where the whole tank needs direct spray, provided that rotating spray heads or jet heads are not necessary, the use of a spray ball with an all round spray angle of 360° is recommended.

For a lower degree of contamination, we recommend a 180° spray head that applies the cleansing agent to the upper area of the vessel. This allows the cleansing agent to flow down the vessel sides, rinsing the lower areas. In addition, any internal equipment and the resulting "shadow" areas have to be taken into account. These shadow areas could require installation of an additional spray head.

Contact us to learn more about static tank washing nozzles

Rotating Spray Heads

Rotary nozzles provide reliable cleaning results due to the droplet impact on the vessel walls. Again, they are a relatively low pressure nozzle and should be operated at pressure no greater than 10 bar and ideally around 3-4 bar pressure. The relatively low pressure encourages the spray head to revolve at a speed that creates the larger droplets required for effective impact.

Rotating Spray heads - Surge Cleaning

Tanko-S - Family are media driven rotating cleaning heads offering potential savings, excellent cleaning results and product safety.

Rotary nozzlesAWH's state of the art design and their quality of manufacture ensures these excellent vessel cleaning results required in today's process and manufacturing industries.
The design's broader and accurate slits create consistent and a large percentage of virtually round droplets.

Tanko-RB - Family unites the well-known features of a static spray ball with the advantages of a rotating spray head.

Due to the spray ball rotation, large quantities of cleansing agent are spread homogenously onto the inner surface of your containers/vessels in the shortest time.

The results are a considerable reduction of cleansing agent consumption and cleaning duration.

Even in the unlikely case of rotating failure, the cleaning function of the now static spray ball is maintained.

Typical applications include low pressure usage, which does not require jet cleaners, but higher flow rates than the Tanko® S cleaning heads.

The double bearings permit any fitting position required.

Contact us to learn more about surge rotating spray heads or any other roatating nozzles.

Rotary Jet heads

Rotary Jet HeadsLarger vessels and tanks, or products that are difficult to remove may require a rotary jet head.

These powerful rotating jet heads, are designed to give the most effective cleaning mechanism of all the tank cleaning equipment available. The jet nozzles give a high impact cleaning effect, whilst keeping the cleaning media to a minimum, making these cleaning heads effective and cost efficient.

These may be self-driven by the cleaning media (JM100, 500 and 800) or have an external drive mechanism (the JX range) depending upon the application. In addition, the RT self-retracting spray head gives the opportunity to clean areas normally difficult and restricted.

We at IC Spray Ltd will advise on the correct cleaning head to meet your requirements.

JX jet cleaning heads external drive units. Efficient, economical with high cleaning power, low cleaning media consumption the JX gives the best optimisation of your cleaning process due to the adjustment of the rotation/cycle time.

Tanko RT is the answer to reach those difficult areas created by internal equipment, baffles, etc, located in vessels. This is ideal when used in conjunction with other jet cleaners or rotating heads. The Tanko RT sits externally with the spray head flush with the internal wall. The spray head is extended into the vessel by the pressure of the cleaning media and then retracts on completion of cleaning process. Uniquely, a variety of flow rates are available. Additionally, the Tanko RT can be installed where a smooth internal wall is required during processes. Applications include duct work and process vessels including spray drying towers. For more technical information please refer to the AWH catalogue.

When it comes to CIP tank cleaning, the different options available to you can be a little overwhelming. Fortunately at IC Spray Ltd we can help you decide what spray nozzles and tank cleaning equipment you need to do the job effectively.

Call us today on +44 (0) 1642 057085 to discuss your tank cleaning requirements or any other aspects of industrial spray nozzles. Browse the website to learn more about the different types of spray nozzles.

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Used in the cleaning of vessels and will operate when submerged under the residue in the bottom of a vessel. Ideal for keg and cask cleaning in breweries, click here for details


Low pressure spray balls with different spray coverage.


This self cleaning and self rotating nozzle is to be used in the cleaning of tanks and vessels and operates in a vertical plane.


The smallest of the range. Recommended maximum cleaning diameter 0.8mtrs 306 dgr coverage only.


The smallest cleaning head with all the standard of spray coverage. recommended maximum cleaning diameter 1 mtr.


Recommended maximum cleaning diameter 2 mtrs. All spray angles and a "standard" model.


Another "standard" rotating head, with the option of the S40 HF - high flow model. Re commended maximum cleaning diameter 4 mtrs.


The largest of the rotating heads with a maximum recommended cleaning diameter of 6 mtrs.

RB30 RB30

Recommended maximum cleaning diameter 1.5 mtrs.

RB40 RB40

Recommended maximum cleaning diameter 2.5 mtrs.

RB64 RB64

Recommended maximum cleaning diameter 3 mtrs.

RB90 RB90

Recommended maximum cleaning diameter 5 mtrs.

JM 100 JM 100

JM 100 is a 360° coverage jet head. Its compact design allows the installation of the JM100 into tanks with only DN100 flanges. Constructed for optimum cleaning results this self cleaning jet head offers high impact performance combined with low consumption.

JM 500 JM 500

JM 500 gives a 360° coverage. High impact performance and an excellent flow rate gives the jet head the ability to cope with most tank cleaning applications.

JM 800 JM 800

JM 800 is ideal for larger tank applications or "difficult" products which need to be removed. The slow rotation of the jet nozzle system, combined with different nozzle selection provides these qualities.

Tanko® RT Tanko® RT
JX 70 JX 70

JX 70Max. vessel diameter 2.0 mtrs. Pressure from 2-60 bar.

JX 75 JX 75

JX 75 Max. vessel diameter 10 mtrs. Pressure from 2-35 bar.

JX 80 JX 80

JX 80 Max. vessel diameter 16 mtrs. Pressure from 2-35 bar.

About IC Spray

IC Spray are manufacturers and suppliers of standard and bespoke designed spray nozzles and equipment. IC Spray Ltd offers a comprehensive range of industrial Spray Nozzles, CIP Tank Cleaning, static, rotary and jet spray heads and static and self cleaning filters, for all aspects of spray technology and associated equipment


IC Spray Ltd has built its reputation on customer service, technical advice, working together with people and organisations to provide cost effective solutions for their spraying, cleaning and filtration requirements.


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With over 25 years experience in this industry we are able to provide you with expert advice concerning your spraying requirements, and we also offer free technical advice on how best to solve your specific requirement.


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