March 22, 2024

Water conservation tips for spray nozzles

With water becoming an increasingly scarce resource across the world, water conservation is high on the agenda. There are several ways to optimize the use of spray nozzles in order to reduce water use.


1.Choose the correct spray nozzle for your specific application

When applying a new spray nozzle to your project, it is important to choose one which is made for the application. There is a great variety between spray nozzles depending on material, size, design, spraying characteritics and so forth. Choosing the wrong nozzle can lead to a lot of water wastage. Read more about nozzle diversity here


2. Replace worn out nozzles on time

Worn out nozzles can lead to a lot of water waste. A worn out nozzle will provide an uneven spray pattern and distribution and will deliver increasingly worse results. Read more about how to recognize worn out spray nozzle here 


3. Choose a spray nozzle with a high wear resistance

If you want to increase the lifetime of your spray nozzles, your should consider the material they are made from. Depending on the application, ceramic nozzles have the highest wear resistance and chemical resistance. They last 20-30 times longer than stainless steel nozzles. Read more about the advantages of ceramic spray nozzles  here  


4. Perform regular spray nozzle maintenance

Regular spray nozzle maintenance is essential in order to increase the lifetime of your spray nozzles and maintaining their optimal performance. This will also improve the water conservation significantly. Read more about how to clean spray nozzles here 


5. Avoid overspray

Overspray should be avoided by positioning the nozzle so that water is only directed where it is needed. Make sure you choose the correct spray angle and spray pattern for your application. Read more about the different types of spray nozzles here 


6. Use timer of sensors

By using timers or sensors, the spray nozzles will only spray at the times when its needed. This could help to conserve a considerate amount of water.


7. Switch to an automatic tank cleaner

By switching from manual cleaning to an automatic tank cleaner, a considerable amount of water can be saved as well as time and man power. Read more about how to choose the correct tank cleaner here