CIP more than only your tanks
These days many tanks and pipes in the food industry are automatically cleaned by Cleaning-In-Place (CIP). But did you know that this technique can also be used on other installations, such as heat exchangers, filling machines, transport containers and more?
Flexible adjustment of cleaning parameters
A heat exchanger is certainly another type of unit than for example a cooking installation or a process tank. There are also other conditions to achieve an optimal cleaning result:
- Cleaning time: a plate heat exchanger typically becomes more dirty than for example the pipes which are connected to it. That is why it is advisable to allow the cleaning water to circulate for a longer time and at a higher speed.
- Cleaning product: different and heavier pollution requires more specific cleaning products. The most suitable product and the appropriate dosage should be selected for an optimal cleaning result.
Efficient and consistent cleaning quality
First and foremost, cleaning time can be reduced by more than half. Manually cleaning a plate heat exchanger takes an entire working day, including dismantling, cleaning the plates and reassembling and mounting the installation.
In addition, various employees were carrying out the manual cleaning, which made them unavailable for their own daily tasks. Only one employee was required to operate a mobile CIP unit, simply to commence the cleaning process. Fully automatic cleaning then occurred.
This automatic cleaning also ensures a consistent cleaning quality, in view of the fact that the process still proceeds according to these preset parameters. Parameters which we coordinated optimally for the level of pollution, installation, etc.