The Torrent™ 200, a new 3D water jet head from NLB Corp., combines high flow with high horsepower to increase the efficiency of tank, tote and reactor cleaning. It is rated at up to 200 gpm (757 lpm) and 2,300 hp (1,715 kW).
The Torrent 200 rotates horizontally while two high-velocity water jets spin vertically, driven by the flow of high-pressure water (20,000 psi, or 1,400 bar). This 3D action produces complete 360° coverage of the interior walls, not only reducing cleaning time but automating a process that previously required personnel to enter a tank and be exposed to risk.
In large vessels, the head is typically attached to a telescoping lance and positioned to produce the optimum angle. Like the smaller Torrent 50, the Torrent 200 features carbide orifices in the rotating nozzles and a magnetic brake that makes it easy to adjust the rotation speed. Maintenance is simplified by easy-to-replace seals that last hundreds of hours between changes. The head is made of corrosion-resistant stainless steel for long life, with a variety of nozzle arm sizes and configurations to suit user needs.
The Torrent 200 3D head is 30.8 inches long (939 cm) with a minimum width of 6” (15.25 cm), and requires a 1-1/2” MP inlet connection.