Plants & Machinery for Milk Processing Industry
Plants & Machinery for Milk Processing Industry

CIP cleaning units


CIP Cleaning units

Cleaning principles

Correct cleaning of processing plants is a basic requirement for food production. The whole cleaning operation in the food sector is called sanitization and it is composed of 2 main phases: cleaning and disinfection.

As regards the cleaning, based on experience, we recommend to run it after every process cycle (6÷8 hours approx.).

Principles of CIP Cleaning:

  • Chemical: based on the type and concentration of chemical solutions used for cleaning (detergents)
  • Kinetic: use of mechanical powers such as turbulence. Ideal speed is 1,5 ÷ 2,0 m/sec.
  • Thermal: refers to applied cleaning temperature. Thermal disinfection is made through recycling of hot water and it is based on the pasteurisation principle. For closed circuits suggested temperature is about 85-90°C for a minimum time of 15 minutes

Cleaning-in-place of process lines, tanks, heat exchangers, etc, through recycling of detergent solutions.

Manual CIP Cleaning Unit

Pre-assembled CIP clianing unit, with control of temperature and timing of cleaning phases. The unit is composed of 1, 2 or 3 tanks for detergents, centrifugal feed pump for delivery of cleaning solutions, return pump, thermometer, electric or steam heater, control panel and fittings.

Automatic CIP Cleaning Unit

The basic plant is made of:

  • 3/4 tanks whose capacity is designed according to the idle volume of the plant to be cleaned
  • Feed pump/s
  • Pneumatic valves
  • Indirect heater/heaters of detergents and water with temperatures control
  • Control instruments
  • Control panel for the programmed control by PLC of the cleaning phases

Automatic CIP cleaning units

The automatic basic plant is composed of:

  • 3-4 or more tanks with capacity based on the idle volume of the plant to be cleaned
  • Feed pump/s
  • Dosing pump/s for detergent
  • Connection pneumatic valves
  • Indirect heater/heaters of detergents and water with temperature control
  • Control instruments with conductivity control and, on demand, with output control
  • Control panel for the control of the cleaning phases programmed by PLC

Manual CIP cleaning units

Pre-assembled CIP unit, with temperature control and timing of cleaning phases.

The unit is composed of:

  • 1, 2 or 3 tanks for detergents
  • Centrifugal pump for delivery of cleaning solutions
  • Cleaning solutions return pump
  • Thermometer
  • Electric or steam heater
  • Control panel
  • Fittings

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