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JETTING AND NOZZLES – SEWER AND HIGH-PRESSURE CLEANING

Jetting with the right tools will accomplish jobs that other methods cannot. Your jetting equipment might not achieve the desired results if you have invested in undersized equipment or haven’t added the right tools to your kit. Having said that, the nozzle is the most important part. Without a nozzle, the jetting unit will not perform optimumly, just like bald or flat tyres can affect ones driving, a worn or improper nozzle can have a real and dramatic effect on drain cleaning.

Nozzle wear

As nozzles wear, not only do they get larger — possibly reducing the pressure of your machine — they also loose efficiency. A concentrated water jet from a new nozzle will clean better and faster, saving you time and fuel. Workplace efficiency can add millions of rands to the bottom line of huge corporations, but it can be the difference between profit and loss for small business. A contractor can lose everything, including work hours and possibly even the customer, if the proper equipment is not on the job site. Having the proper tool attached to the end of your jetting hose can make all the difference.

Improper sizing / Proper application

The size of the nozzle is very important to a jetter’s performance. Very simply put, proper application means: “using the right tool and size for the job.” One size does not fit all and using the right jetter nozzle for the job is critical to success.

We recommend the following:

  • Replace your nozzles often. If they look worn-out they probably are. Octopus Electronics have a repair facility that allows for the servicing of various nozzles and the replacing of nozzle inserts.
  • It is highly recommended to use the right nozzle for each situation.
  • Consider investing a little more in nozzles with high-efficiency jets or ceramic inserts. There are even nozzle-bodies designed to direct water to the orifice, reducing turbulence.
  • Consider investing in speciality tools designed for specific common jobs like root cutting or grease removal.

EXTRA PRIME JETS

EFFICIENT AND LONG LASTING!

All nozzles are equipped with hardened steel inserts and are
matched to the system.

Extra Life Jets are made of wear- and corrosion-resistant material.

Chisel Point Nozzle

The punching nozzle is a tool for solving heavy blockages of all kinds. These are mineral deposits, ice, mud, sand and grease. It is also very suitable for dissolving roots. In addition, the sharp edges penetrate with their kinetic energy like a chisel which rips and cuts roots free.

Grenade Bomb

The grenade bomb nozzle cleans the circumference of a pipe (grease, seal skin) while remaining in the centre of the pipe. When the nozzle is withdrawn, heavy soiling (gravel, sand and deposits) are also released and the pipe is completely cleaned.

Flounder

The flounder clears large deposits of sand, gravel, stones and grease on the channel bottom of the pipe extremely quickly. A deep cleansing in high water-bearing ducts is also possible. Furthermore, less water is needed due to the large washing capacity.

Ejector Nozzle

Casings and runners are made of VA (a specific grade of stainless steel). Recommended working pressure 100 to 130 bar. Maximum permissible pressure 200 bar. Ejectors gently remove sand, mud, gravel, etc. from the tube floor. The ejector must be immersed in water and can be used in locations which are difficult to reach (e.g. culverts) or in sensitive systems.

SPIDER™ Chain Slingers

You can remove roots, mineral deposits and other blockages in pipes with diameters of 80-900 mm. Renovations often begin with a round cleaning of the pipe, the easiest way to do this is with a spider chain slinger. The change slinger uses fresh water or exceptionally well filtered water. This can also be used for removing incrustations, root growth and roughening of the pipe walls, especially before pipe repair workings.

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