Not understanding the downside risk of using worn spray nozzles comes with a high price tag. Even slight wear results in nozzles spraying over capacity and waste of water, chemicals and energy. In addition, process and/or product quality can be compromised. Most processors are shocked to learn they are wasting tens of thousands of dollars and hundreds of thousands of gallons of water each year due to worn spray nozzles.
Detecting nozzle wear is difficult. This video illustrates why a visual inspection of nozzles won’t reveal wear. One of the easiest ways to detect nozzle wear is to monitor your flow rates. Increased flow usually means nozzles are worn and spraying over capacity. A simple check of your results against the rated capacities shown in our catalog can validate your findings. More ways to detect wear can be found here.
Why not find out how much using worn nozzles could be costing you? This easy-to-use calculator can help you quickly determine the cost of using even slightly worn nozzles in your operations.