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SNP have a full range of tank cleaning machines suitable for cleaning any sized tank -  from a beer barrel to a large process vessel to a huge storm water attenuation tank and anything in between.

Watch our Tank Wash FAQs video series to discover the answers to common tank cleaning/CIP questions or click here to read the answers :

No 1: Will I need to change my pump?
No 2: How long does it take to clean a tank?
No 3: Where to position a tank cleaning head for optimal performance?
No 4: How to mount a tank cleaning head in the tank once you know where it should be positioned for optimal performance?
No 5: What is the optimal pressure for a tank cleaning/CIP system?
No 6: How much do tank wash/CIP systems cost? How much do spray balls cost compared with rotary jets?
No 7: How far will my tank cleaning head clean?
No 8: What filtration do I need for my tank cleaning/CIP system?
No 9: Which tank cleaning/CIP system is most water efficient?


Any environment and any residue


Our broad range of tank cleaning heads and nozzles are not only suitable for any sized tank, they are also usable to clean almost any conceivable residue. We have fully hygienic, self-cleaning systems suitable for food processing, pharmaceutical and other hygienic applications. We also have tank cleaners able to handle fluids with a high particle content such as final effluent or oil muds.  Additionally, we have ATEX certified tank cleaning systems suitable for use in all ATEX zone.  And finally we have systems that are able to handle highly aggressive environments such as acid tanks.

We also offer a system for easy cleaning of Intermediate Bulk Containers (IBCs) which facilitates cleaning in house where a suitable water supply is available.  Our IBC Cleaning Solution comprises a lance, lids and a cleaning head (we recommend the Orbitor Eco for a super fast cleaning cycle of just 3 minutes but any tank cleaning nozzle head can be used).  To see more details, see the IBC icon below.

No matter what the tank environment, size or residue we will almost certainly have a tank cleaning head that will deliver efficient, effective and consistently superb cleaning.

Types of product

Our products are broken down in to 4 main categories.  More details on each can be found by clicking on the relevant sub sections of this page. Or, direct access to the data sheets can be found by clicking on the product boxes below.

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 also now includes the new HydroClaw clog resistant cleaning head.

  omnidirectional spiral nozzle  Multi nozzle array LEM  Clump multi nozzle tank cleaning arry Hydroclaw


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

Spray ball nozzles Mushroom


Rotary Spray balls – A large range of rotary fan tank cleaners including all PTFE rotary tank cleaners for use in aggressive environments.  Suitable for tanks up to 5.5 metres in diameter

HydroWhirl Poseidon Rotary Fan PTFE Tank Cleaner  Hydro Whirl Tank Cleaning Nozzle rsb


Rotary Jet – Powerful tank cleaners for bigger tanks and / or tough residues. Available as hygienic or industrial (non-hygienic) designs, a variety of cleaning patterns and flow rates.  Suitable for tanks up to 50 metres in diameter.

Orbitor 2 tank cleaner  Orbitor 4 nozzle tank cleaner  Dual head tank cleaner  Storm Blaster heavy duty tank cleaner Orbitor 100

Fast Cycle Rotary Jet - The Orbitor 100 VFC is a new breed of impingement tank cleaners designed to vastly improve water and a time efficiency.  Unlike conventional impingement cleaners, which have been geared for power, this tank cleaning head has been geared to produce a very fast cleaning cycle that uses very little water.

Orbitor 100FC

IBC Cleaning Solution - This includes a lance and lids which can be used with any cleaning head although we recommend the Orbitor Eco to reduce cleaning times to as low as 3 minutes per IBC. This is an excellent alternative to outsourcing IBC cleaning as it can easily be installed in-house where suitable water supply and pressure is available.


Tank washing videos

  • Tank washing spiral design (TW 1-270)
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  • Tank cleaning 180 degree downward impingement cleaner (Orbitor)
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  • Tank washing rotary fan cleaner (HydroWhirl S40)
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Tank cleaning designs

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