21 Sep The Benefits of the Jet Rinse Triple-Rinsing Nozzle
Chemical containers that seem empty after use aren’t necessarily empty – or clean. Because as much as two to four ounces of a substance can remain inside an unrinsed container after use, they must be washed of all residual chemicals before safe disposal or recycling to meet EPA standards. Proper rinsing of empty pesticide containers is also a requirement of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA).
Prior to regulation, containers could be easily mishandled or improperly discarded. When the containers aged or damaged, the hazardous contents could be released, creating a health hazard and danger to the environment. One of the best ways to ensure that containers are correctly cleaned is to use a jet rinsing nozzle to puncture the side or bottom and quickly wash any chemical residue. Once properly rinsed, pesticide containers are considered nonhazardous solid waste by the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA).
The Importance of a Jet Rinse Triple-Rinsing Nozzle
Many landfills or other disposal locations won’t accept empty chemical containers that haven’t been rinsed clean. Rinsing a container is also economical as it allows for the total usage of the chemical inside – as well as the safe elimination of any residual left in the container since triple rinsing with water can remove up to 99% of product remaining.
The Advantage of Pressure Rinsing Chemical Containers
The advantage of jet spraying or pressure rinsing with a Jet Rinse Triple-Rinsing Nozzle is speed. In 60 seconds you can puncture the side or bottom of the container with the sharp end and rinse thoroughly with water.
How Do You Use a Jet Rinse Triple-Rinse Nozzle?
The Jet Rinse Triple-Rinsing Nozzle makes cleaning chemical containers easy! Just screw the Jet Rinse onto a garden hose or nurse tank hose, puncture a hole in the container using the nozzle’s sharp point, and rinse. See more of the Jet Rinse tool in action here.
Here are a few steps we recommend when using a triple rinse nozzle of any kind:
- Wear protective clothing
- Puncture the side or bottom of the container so it can’t be used to hold other liquids
- Thoroughly rinse the empty container for at least 30 seconds using at least 40 psi water pressure
- Drain for 10 seconds after the flow begins to drip
- Properly dispose of the rinsed containers as soon as possible
- Dispose of the caps with the containers, unless you will be recycling and need to separate
Advantages of the Jet Rinse Triple-Rinsing Nozzle
The nozzle allows for total usage of your chemicals and also meets EPA triple-rinsing requirements for proper disposal or recycling of empty chemical containers. What are some of the other features?
- 10″ long
- Triple rinse in less than 1 minute
- Shut-off device and heat-treated steel handguard with probe
- Easy to use and economical
- Sharp point punctures plastic or metal containers
- Triple-rinse chemical containers in minutes
- Meets EPA triple-rinsing requirements
- Inlet: 3/4″ Female Garden Hose (FGHT)
- For use with: 1-gallon, 2.5-gallon, 5-gallon containers – metal & plastic
Interested in learning more about the Jet Rinse Triple-Rinse Nozzle and how you can use it for your farm, plant or warehouse? Please contact us today so we can tell you more!