Category Archives: Tank Cleaning Equipment

Be Mine - Will you be our Valentine? Consider Koss Industrial.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

We’re looking for a long-term relationship, but we’ll settle for a first-date.  Partner with KOSS on your next project.  Give us a chance to supply your spare parts, or to design & manufacture your new plant/expansion.  Our process lines and plant designs are created custom; enjoy high-efficiency, flexibility, low-complexity and optimized maintenance!  So “swipe right” for Koss Industrial, Inc.  For turnkey project management, for process piping, or for a spare gasket – make us your sanitary supplier & manufacturer.

Roses are red, Maintenance is blue, To cheer them up, We have solutions for you!
Roses are red,  Maintenance is blue,  To cheer them up,  We have solutions for you!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Love,
Koss Industrial, Inc.
(your not-so-secret admirer)
XOXO

Preventative Maintenance:

The Gift That Keeps On Giving.

Sick of the stress from problem-based maintenance?  Get proactive with help from KOSS!

Go from problems to prevention:

  • Stop being caught off guard.  Gain security, achieve better peace of mind
  • Servicing helps prevent bigger issues.  Reduce your spare parts consumption
  • Avoid unpleasant surprises.  Plan your budget and your downtime

Why make us your Valentine?

Be Mine…choose KOSS to help with your preventative maintenance program.
We can supply & service from a wide variety of brands and manufacturers.  Request your specific brand(s), or consider asking a Koss Industrial team-member for more information on Alfa Laval.  As an authorized Alfa Laval Master Distributor (and Pump SuperCenter), Koss Industrial, Inc. has the resources & experience to rock your world.

Not only a custom manufacturer – we supply, modify, repair & recondition too.
We stock spares & seal kits and have a varied inventory of both new and used parts for a variety of equipment – we can even modify parts or components!  The best part…you can trust us.  We are well-acquainted with the stringent guidelines and unique needs of dairy sanitation.  Koss Industrial, Inc. has years of experience serving varied industries:  Food, Beverage, Dairy, Pharmaceutical, Industrial…and many other industries.  We help customers meet & exceed standards and requirements.

We’d like to get to know you…will you be in touch?

1-800-844-6261 (toll-free) – connect with us on the phone, request a visit from KOSS to your plant, or consider scheduling a tour of our plant (in Green Bay, WI) if you prefer to see Koss Industrial, Inc. in action.  Fill out the contact form below to get in touch with our Inside Sales Team – they will be able to assist you directly, or in more technical cases, they will bring your inquiry to the attention of our appropriate tech-expert, engineer, or specialist here at Koss Industrial.  Happy Valentine’s Day – we hope to hear from you soon!

 

How Safe Are Your Customers? Identify Threats To Your Sanitary Clean.

Scrub-a-dub-dub, are there pathogens in your tub (or rather, in your vessel, piping, or anywhere else in your plant)?! 

Koss Industrial Augers - agitating water - clean
You know that cleaning takes more than splashing some water around – getting a sanitary clean requires careful planning and execution.  KOSS understands sanitary needs.

Don’t risk your good name and hard-earned branding by placing your trust in a questionable “clean”.  Whether you’re Cleaning-in-Place (CIP) or out of place (COP), there’s always room to improve where product quality and safety are concerned!

Residual bacteria may be hiding in your process, there are a number of possible factors adversely affecting the cleanliness of your “clean”.  All it takes to damage your reputation and trust with consumers is to have an off-flavor, or for your product to spoil before it’s “Best By:” date!  Since 1978, Koss Industrial, Inc. has worked with Cheese Makers and others in the Dairy Industry, we are familiar with the stringent guidelines and unique needs.  Whatever your application, you can trust KOSS to understand that unique applications require custom, careful solutions.

How ‘at-risk’ is your process?

  • Dead Zones.  Or Dead Legs, or Dead Space, or Shadows, or “what-was-my-OEM-thinking-when-they-designed-this?!”…whatever you call these different types of awkward areas where cleaning doesn’t quite touch, the cleaning solution, the spray from your cleaning device, it doesn’t quite reach that entire surface.  Whether the spray is blocked by the angle of a ferrule or the shaft of an agitator, without direct spray contact, that section of surface is iffy-at-best (or, much more likely, it is filthy). 
    KOSS can help, modifying your existing products, or providing new components/equipment/systems, or otherwise servicing your plant!

    KOSS Curd Cyclone CIP-able Sprayball
    Cleaning-Devices, both in selection and placement, can make or break the cleanliness yielded by your cleaning process.  Do you trust your OEM?
  • Sloppy Slopes & Other Drainage Fails.  Whether your piping is just a little too flat, or totally flat, your situation is inadequate draining.  Maybe it’s sloppy slopes in your vessel bottom, or incorrectly mounted components (such as PD pumps needing to be vertical, both in design and in their placement…), or even process piping supports gone bad…these inadequate draining situations can give safe harbor to bacteria.Consider KOSS for new products & on-site services, we also provide modification services.
  • Poor Welds & Polishing Problems.  Superior quality continuous welds are absolutely necessary for sanitary components, equipment, and systems…that’s why Koss Industrial only brings in the best welders, fabricators, and finishers. Our craftsmen’s skills need to yield food-grade results, we’re serious about providing hygienic products and services to the Dairy Industry.

    A superior weld needs a superior finish. You can trust KOSS to provide a true sanitary weld and finish.
    A superior weld needs a superior finish. You can trust KOSS to provide a true sanitary weld and finish.
  • Sharp Corners.  Smooth product contact surfaces are the ideal, a nice radius provides a more cleanly surface, especially when  compared to square corners, or corners with welds, that are more difficult to clean and can provide a safe haven for undesirables (bacteria).

    Keep clean, avoid square corners, or corners with welds. KOSS knows sanitary design, as you can see in this image (our COP Tank agitation)
    Keep clean, avoid square corners, or corners with welds. KOSS knows sanitary design, as you can see in this image (our COP Tank agitation)
  • Slow Flow.  Maybe you’ve added additional piping, or perhaps your flow velocity has always been less than ideal, whatever the reason, if your flow isn’t turbulent enough to appropriately scour the surface, then you aren’t getting a truly sanitary clean.  Interested in ‘beefing up’ your pumps?  KOSS is an Authorized Alfa Laval Pump SuperCenter with a varied stock here in Green Bay, WI (we’re able to supply & service a variety of brands to meet individual customer requirements).
  • Tepid Temperatures.  Even if it’s not “tepid”, it’s still not hot enough, or maybe its too hot…identifying & adhering to the proper temperature for cleaning your process is necessary for you to clean effectively.  Monitoring & controlling is vital to maintain the necessary temperature – KOSS’ Electrical Dept. is experienced in providing sanitary control via proper instrumentation and automation.
  • Where’s the soap?!  Is your chemical really in your cleaning solution?  Or rather, is enough chemical in your cleaning solution for it to be effective?  Dosing Pumps are a great idea to control the instruction of chemicals into your cleaning solution.  Conductivity Transmitters/Probes/Sensors are quite helpful if you want to verify the strengths of your caustic and acid in your cleaning solutions.

Protect your customers and your brand!  Identify threats to your sanitary clean, contact Koss Industrial, Inc. when you’re ready to shore up the weaker points in your cleaning process.  Stay sanitary, and consider KOSS!

Stainless Steel Things

Koss Industrial, Inc.’s Online Store, Stainless Steel Things, allows our quality products, and those of manufacturers such as Alfa Laval (we’re an authorized distributor), to be available to you with the click of a mouse!

Whether your looking to flesh out your equipment and/or application (such as the small lab cooker shown here) or your just keeping your spare parts plentiful, Koss can provide a wide and varied range of new and reconditioned products: tank equipment, heat exchangers, valves, pumps, instrumentation, motors, panel boxes/enclosures, fittings and more!

Toftejorg SaniMagnum Rotary Spray Head

Alfa Laval’s Toftejorg SaniMagnum Rotary Spray Heads – Why use a static spray ball when the efficient Toftejorg SaniMagnum uses low volumes of liquid at low pressure? From 13 to 1,300 gallon tanks – this device is particularly well-suited to sanitary applications.

The basics on it? Media Flow causes the head to rotate, a swirling pattern is laid out throughout the vessel by fan jets – and there it is –  squeaky clean surfaces from your sanitary, self-cleaning SaniMagnum!

Koss Industrial, Inc. is an authorized distributor for Alfa Laval’s products – check out our online store, StainlessSteelThings.com, for your stainless solution!

Toftejorg SaniMidget Rotary Spray Head

Check out Alfa Laval’s Toftejorg SaniMidget Rotary Spray Heads! Why use a static spray ball when the efficient Toftejorg SaniMidget uses low volumes of liquid at low pressure? From 27 to 2,700 gallon tanks – this device is particularly well-suited to sanitary applications.

The basics on it? Media Flow causes the head to rotate, a swirling pattern is laid out throughout the vessel by fan jets – and there it is –  squeaky clean surfaces from your sanitary, self-cleaning SaniMidget!

Koss Industrial, Inc. is an authorized distributor for Alfa Laval’s products – check out our online store, StainlessSteelThings.com, for your stainless solution!

Toftejorg SaniMidget SB/3A Rotary Spray Head

The Alfa Laval Toftejorg SaniMidget SB/3A Rotary Spray Head: ” …flow of cleaning media causes the head of the SaniMidget SB/3-A to rotate, with fans of water laid out in a swirling pattern on the entire perimeter exposed to the spray pattern. This generates a vibrating impact in the 270° upward pattern and a dynamic cascading flow that covers all internal surfaces of the tank, vessel or reactor. The SaniMidget SB/3-A is designed according to EHEDG and GMP guidelines and meets the requirements of 3-A standards**. The self cleaning feature is due to the unique design that includes cleaning of the down pipe. The device is self-draining… ”

Koss Industrial, Inc. is an authorized distributor for Alfa Laval’s products – check out our online store, StainlessSteelThings.com, for your stainless solution!

Alfa Laval 8000 Series 3A Spray Ball

Alfa Laval 8000 Series 3A Spray Balls: ” …designed for cleaning complex processing tanks, kettles and various tanks. Products can be utillzed, dependent upon drill pattern, in vapor lines, evaporators, or similar vessels. Special drill patterns available upon request… ”

Koss Industrial, Inc. is an authorized distributor for Alfa Laval products. Check out Koss’ online store, StainlessSteelThings.com, for more tank cleaning equipment as well as a variety of other stainless solutions!

Toftejorg MultiMidget Rotary Spray Head

Save on Water and Chemicals with a low flow, low pressure device: Alfa Laval’s Toftejorg MultiMidget Rotary Spray Head, suitable for all industrial cleaning applications, including tanks, reactors, vessels and other containers ranging from 0.1 m3 to 10m3 (27 – 2,700 US gallons), depending on dimensions and cleaning task. Koss Industrial is an authorized distributor of Alfa Laval products!

Providing coverage and impact with cleaning media: the flow of the cleaning media causes the head of the MultiMidget’s head to rotate, fan-shaped jets lay out a swirling pattern. This generates the impact needed for the efficient removal of residual product; the cascading flow covers all internal surfaces of the vessel.

Toftejorg SaniMidget Goes 3A

Toftejorg® has a new rotary spray head that is designed for self-cleaning, self-draining, and inspectability, not to mention this Toftejorg® SaniMidget SB/3-A Rotary Spray Head is 3A Certified!

Besides being 3A approved, this rotary spray head consists of a one-clip assembly which makes for easy installation, disassembly and inspection.  The spray ball still maintains its excellence in cleanability and drainability.

Tank Cleaning Equipment

Tank Cleaning Koss Industrial, Inc. offers a wide variety of tank cleaning equipment, including spray balls and jet heads.  There are many benefits of these rotary cleaning heads.  For example, when using this tank cleaning equipment you will experience improved tank hygiene, increased plant efficiency and reduced cleaning time,  a considerable savings in water, energy and chemical consumptions, significant reduction in waste, and those are only a few of the many benefits of the tank cleaning equipment Koss Industrial, Inc. has to offer.