FAQs: Air Nozzles & Jets
Below is a list of Frequently Asked Questions relating to our Air Nozzles & Jets! If you need additional help with your application and/or can't find an answer to your question, please call our factory at 1-705-770-4455 or email an Application Engineer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 1. Can I use the High Flow Air jet with a Stay Set Hose?
- Yes. All our Air Jets are constructed of lightweight aluminum which will work seamlessly with virtually any Stay Set Hose found today. At this time, STREAMTEK does not offer its own Stay Set Hose.
- 2. What is the difference between the High Flow & High Velocity Air Jets?
The only difference is I.D. of the outlet opening for the amplified air flow. The high velocity air jet has a smaller opening, where the high flow air jet has a larger outlet opening. The outlet O.D. remains at 3/4" (19 mm) for both!
The high flow air jet is used more for cooling and light blow-off while the high velocity air jet is used mainly for heavier blow-off applications.
- 3. Can I adjust the Airflow and Thrust?
- Yes. Both Airflow and Thrust are made adjustable with a lock-ring to assure the security of any gap setting you may desire. Gone are the days of flimsy plastic shims that often get lost and/or damaged.
- 4. What is the material of STREAMTEK Air Nozzles?
- Our Air Nozzles are available in four materials (Aluminum, Brass, 303 Stainless Steel and 316 Stainless Steel). Zinc & PEEK Plastic Air Nozzles can be manufactured upon special request.
- 5. What are the temperature limits for your Air Nozzles?
- Aluminum for temperatures up to 275°F (121°C)
PEEK for temperatures up to 320°F (160°C)
303 Stainless Steel for temperatures up to 400°F (204°C)
316 Stainless Steel for temperatures up to 1000°F (538°C)
- 6. Will STREAMTEK Air Nozzles replace an open air line with identical effectiveness?
Both the dead end pressures and noise levels of an open air line pose a very serious safety issue! Our Air Nozzles will provide noise reduction up to 10 dBA as well as reduced air consumption when compared to open lines, tubes and jets. All this is done while maintaining OSHA-mandated dead end pressure levels.
Due to the significant reduction in compressed air consumption, STREAMTEK Air Nozzles may not always provide the 1:1 blow-off force as an open air line operating at same supply pressures. With that said, there are many applications that will not require the high force of an open air line. If you need a higher force, we can provide larger Air Nozzles that will produce the required force and still comply with OSHA standards.