A new white paper, published by Spraying Systems Co., takes an in-depth look at how to conserve water without negatively impacting performance in a wide range of spray operations. The paper examines the biggest sources of water waste in cooling, cleaning, sanitizing and moisturizing applications and provides suggestions on how to take corrective action and potentially save millions of gallons of water annually.
Addressed in detail is the waste caused by using worn spray nozzles. The paper provides examples illustrating how millions of gallons of water can be wasted by using nozzles that are spraying just 15% over capacity. Techniques for identifying and minimizing wear are included along with guidelines on nozzle replacement intervals.
Other common sources of water waste are described including the use of open hoses and pipes with drilled holes, manual cleaning of totes and tanks, leaks, incorrect nozzle placement and more. Alternative strategies are outlined along with estimated water savings.
‘How to Reduce Water Consumption in Cleaning, Cooling and Moisturizing Operations’ is available at Spraying Systems Co.’s website or upon request from the company. There is no cost for the paper.