Tank cleaning systems

SNP provides a complete range of nozzles and cleaning systems for cleaning tanks such as food processing tanks, large tanks, storage tanks, stormwater attenuation tanks (or storm basins) and everything in between, including IBCs.

For a comparison of the main types of CIP heads, see our videos below. For answers to the most common questions about tank cleaning/CIP, watch the videos below or read our tank washing FAQs here.

Any environment and any residue

Our wide range of tank and tank washing systems is not only suitable for different tank sizes, it is also designed to handle all kinds of residues. We have hygienic, self-cleaning systems suitable for food processing, pharmaceutical production and other applications. We also have systems capable of treating fluids loaded with particles such as sludge or oils, ATEX certified systems and finally, we can offer systems operating in very aggressive environments such as in acid tanks. Regardless of the environment, the size of the tank and the residue to be cleaned, we have the appropriate cleaning system. Do not hesitate to contact us to discuss your individual project.

Our tank cleaning products can be classified into 4 main categories: static/fixed nozzles, static spray balls, rotary balls/spinners and rotary jet cleaners. Click on the Brochure icon top right to download the full brochure.

We also offer a system to easily clean large IBC containers, making in-house cleaning quick and efficient. Our IBC cleaning solution includes a pump with control panel, lance, lids and cleaning head (we recommend the Orbitor Eco for a super fast cleaning cycle of just 3 minutes or, for less stubborn residues, the rotating nozzle RSB25). For more details, click the IBC icons below.

Product Types

Our products are divided into the categories below. You will find more details on each of them by clicking on the corresponding subsections of this page. You can also access the technical data sheets directly by clicking on the product boxes below.

Rotary jet heads - Powerful tank cleaners for large tanks and/or difficult residues. Available in hygienic or industrial (non-hygienic) versions, with a variety of cleaning patterns and flow rates. Suitable for tanks with a diameter of up to 50 metres. Includes a fast cycle jet cleaner, the Orbitor Eco, for a very fast cleaning cycle that uses very little water and the D3000, D4000 and StormBlaster™ heads for very large tanks and stormwater attenuation tanks.

Rotary spray balls - Also called spinners, reactionary force cleaning heads or rotating nozzles, these are available in a wide variety of options, including all-PTFE rotating tank cleaners for use in harsh environments, mini versions and versions with retractable heads. They are suitable for tanks with a diameter of up to 5.5 metres.

Static spray balls - A wide variety of static (non-rotating) spray balls that produce 360°, 180° upwards or 180° downwards micro-jets. They are suitable for tanks with a diameter of up to 5 metres.

Static nozzles - These include very wide angle spiral nozzles as well as nozzle manifolds giving an omnidirectional cleaning spray, suitable for tanks with a diameter of up to 4 metres. This range also includes the clog-resistant HydroClaw cleaning head.

IBC Cleaning Solution - A complete in-house IBC cleaning solution with pump, cleaning head and control panel.

Spinning spray heads vs rotary jets

       Static spray balls vs rotary jets

Static spray balls vs spinning spray heads


Static Nozzles

These include very wide angle spiral nozzles as well as manifolds of nozzles giving an omnidirectional cleaning spray.  Suitable for tanks up to 4 metres in diameter.  This range includes the HydroClaw clog resistant cleaning head.

Static Spray Balls

A wide variety of static (non-rotating) spray balls that deliver micro-jets in 360°, 180° up or 180° down patterns.  Suitable for tanks up to 5 metres in diameter.

Rotary Spray Cleaning Heads

Also known as spinners, reactionary force cleaning heads or rotary nozzles, these come in a variety of models. They are fluid-driven, using the tank's spray media's reaction force to drive the nozzle head's rotation. They provide complete 360° coverage and efficient cleaning through impact and repetition. Rotating nozzles increase tank washing efficiency over static spray balls, saving time and money by reducing water and cleaning agent consumption while decreasing downtime.


The RSB is a spinning tank cleaner suitable for cleaning small and mid-sized vessels. It is self-cleaning and has a completely hygienic design meaning it is commonly used in food and pharmaceutical applications

HydroWhirl® Mini SS and HydroWhirl® Mini PVDF 

The compact size of these HydroWhirl® Mini heads make them ideal for cleaning small spaces. The Mini SS is targeted at food processing equipment cleaning including pipe and bottle cleaning and cleaning dispensing equipment while the PVDF version is used for cleaning harsh chemical residues in pipes and processing equipment.

HydroWhirl® Disc

This fully submersible, clog-resistant rotary head has the largest capacity free-spinning design with powerful flat spray nozzle inserts. It is suitable for cleaning medium-sized tanks.

HydroWhirl® Stinger

This rotary cleaning head is suitable for small-medium sized vessels with light to moderately tough residues. It has a unique patent-pending pipe thread technology to reduce contamination and bacteria growth and zirconia ceramic bearings for long service life and extreme chemical resistance.

HydroWhirl® Poseidon

Made from corrosion resistant PTFE, the Poseidon is ideal for harsh chemical environments, chemical processing tanks and IBC tote cleaning.

EK Pop-up

The retracted EK nozzle presents a smooth surfach flush with the tank wall. When fluid is turned on, the nozzle's spinning head moves out from its body. It is ideal for spot cleaning difficult to reach parts of a tank.

Learn more by clicking the images below.

Rotary Jet Nozzle Heads

These are powerful tank cleaners for bigger tanks and / or tough residues. They are also known as impingement cleaners. Available as hygienic or industrial (non-hygienic) designs, they offer a variety of cleaning patterns and flow rates.  Suitable for tanks up to 50 metres in diameter. A very fast cycle rotary jet is also available, the Orbitor Eco, which can deliver cycle times of under 2 minutes!

Video resources

Will I need to change my pump?

How long does it take to clean a tank?

Where should you position a tank cleaner?

How best to mount a tank cleaner

What is the optimal pressure for CIP?

The cost of different tank cleaning systems

How far will a tank cleaning head clean?

What filtration is needed for a CIP system?

Which CIP system is most water efficient?

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