Cleaning as an essential factor in various industries – we can offer you the right CIP-solution.
Hygiene is an essential factor in the processing of food products. This requires a good and controlled cleaning and/or sterilization of the processing equipment. Cleaning-In-Place (CIP) and Sterilization-In-Place (SIP) systems are designed for automatic cleaning and disinfecting without major disassembly and reassembly work.
Cleaning can be carried out with automated or manual systems and is a reliable and repeatable process that meets the stringent hygiene regulations demanded by the food industry. Other benefits of a well designed CIP plant include: operator safety (operators are not required to enter tanks and vessels to clean them and potent cleaning materials do not need to be handled by operators) and minimized downtime (if any) between product runs and product changeover.
For providing CIP, the central PLC control system will be extended with a CIP program. The equipment will be extended with spray balls in the tank lids, CIP pumps, pneumatically operated valves and CIP recirculation pipe work. Instructions on the control panel will guide the operator through the cleaning procedure.
The system will clean itself by using the pre-mixer, buffer tank and high-capacity CIP pumps mounted in the by-pass of the product pumps. During the various CIP cycles the agitators of both tanks will run, the mixing head will run at low speed and the product pumps will run at medium speed to avoid unnecessary wearing of the pump stator.
Following equipment is cleaned by the CIP system:
- transport pump
- buffer tank
- main pump
- pipe work after mixing head
Depending on the settings, the average cleaning time for optimal cleaning is approximately 1 hour. The CIP and SIP technology is not only important for the food industry, but also for the dairy, beverage, nutraceutical, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, cosmetic, health and personal care industries where processing must take place in a hygienic or aseptic environment.
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