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Spray nozzles for the food and beverage industry

Spray technology forms a vital part of many food manufacturing processes. SNP have the product range and expertise to support all key food processing spray applications. Whether it be precision coating nozzles, CIP cleaning heads or the delivery of sanitising sprays we have high quality nozzles of all types backed by up decades of product experience. This means that no matter what the application we are able to offer sound advice on the correct spray set up.

Key spray applications for the food & beverage industry

The uses of spray nozzles in the food industry are varied and diverse but the following three key applications are given attention in this section of our web page.

Spray coating

Spray coating nozzle diagram

Typically flat fan nozzles are used to deliver a variety of coatings. Accurate and precise spraying is the key driver so air actuated and/or air atomised nozzles are often used. Please click here or on the blue key applications menu to the right for more details on spray coating nozzle selection for food applications. Or access the nozzle data sheets by clicking the boxes below.

SAM Air Atomising Nozzle xa air atomising nozzles hydroPulse Low flow rate flat fan nozzle Flat fan nozzle box (NF)


Tank cleaning

Rotary jet cleanersA huge variety of tanks and vessels need to be cleaned regularly in many food and beverage manufacturing process lines. SNP have tank cleaning heads suitable for small barrels up to large storage silos and anything in between. Please click here or on the blue menu to the right to access more detailed information on tank cleaning nozzle selection for the food industry. Alternatively you can access the tank cleaning data sheets by clicking the boxes below.

Orbitor Eco Orbitor Compact Orbitor 4 nozzle tank cleaner Orbitor 2 tank cleaner Hydro Whirl Tank Cleaning Nozzle HydroWhirl Poseidon Rotary Fan PTFE Tank Cleaner Spray ball nozzles Clump multi nozzle tank cleaning arry 


Cleaning and washing

Heavy residue cleaning conveyor

Hygiene is clearly a very important in any food processing system. Outside of tanks and vessel cleaning (see above) a wide range of products and parts need to be kept clean via directed spray nozzles. Please click here or on the blue menu to the right to access more detailed information on cleaning nozzle selection. Alternatively you can access the cleaning nozzle data sheets by clicking the boxes below.

High Impact Deflector Flat Fan Nozzle (SPN) Deflector flat fan nozzle Flat fan nozzle box (NF)

Sanitising conveyorSanitising

Sanitising fogs and mists are commonly used to kill microbes after residues have been removed by cleaning. The sprays used are very fine and are designed to move everywhere within a confined space to ensure complete sanitisation. Please click here or on the blue menu to the right to access more detailed information on sanitising nozzle selection for food applications. Alternatively you can access the cleaning nozzle data sheets by clicking the boxes below.

MHW multi headed misting nozzle P series impingement misting nozzle PJ series Low profile misting nozzle Microwhirl misting nozzle

Key spray engineering challenges

There are many challenges that need to be overcome to deliver successful spraying applications in the food industry. Four key challenges are discussed in these web pages.

Spraying viscous fluids

The food industry uses a variety of different coatings and liquids that are highly viscous. These fluids have very different properties to water and as such can present significant challenges when it comes to successful spraying. SPN have both the product range and application knowledge to meet these challenges.

Please click here or on the grey menu to the right to access more detailed information on meeting the challenges of spraying viscous fluids.

Strict hygiene standards

We manufacture nozzles in food grade 316 stainless, PTFE and PVDF as standard. With options of hastelloy and other higher grade alloys where required. Our nozzle manufacturing process is backed up by ISO standards, full material certs and documented quality processes to meet the strictest of requirements. This means that you can be assured of a high quality product that will meet the stringent needs of the food industry.

Please click here or on the grey menu to the right to access more detailed information on meeting strict hygiene standards.

Precision spraying

The perishable nature of the product and strict safety standards means that any process failure can be result in significant financial losses. The cost of a lost batch due a faulty spraying system will often dwarf the cost of the spray nozzles involved. This is why it is vital to talk to experts like SNP’s sales engineers. Our entire business is built on expertise in spray nozzles we can offer the correct advice on nozzle selection so your process will work as intended.

Please click here or on the grey menu to the right to access more detailed information on achieving the accurate and precise spraying for critical food manufacturing processes.

Water efficiency

The food industry uses vast amounts of water. This represents a significant cost to many food processing businesses. Saving water is thus a critical concern for many plant managers. Correct nozzle selection can optimise spraying systems meaning the same job can often be performed with less fluid. The financial benefits of spray process optimisation can be significant, this is particularly true in tank cleaning applications. SNP have both the product range and applications knowledge to advice on any such optimisation projects.

In a similar vein nozzle selection can be critical in optimising the use of coating products such an egg glazes. Over spraying or using sprays that not optimally atomised can result in product waste and inefficiencies.  Again, SNP have the product and application knowledge to help minimise such wastage.

Please click here or on the grey menu to the right to access more detailed information on achieving water / product savings through optimised spraying.  

Key applications

Engineering considerations