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Clean-in-place (CIP) is an automated method of cleaning the interior surfaces of pipes, tanks, lines, process equipment, and associated fittings without requiring the operator to disassemble the equipment. Implementing a CIP system that is engineered for your specific plant application and utility requirements allows the operator to spend less time cleaning and more time on other tasks required in his or her role. We'll guide you through the basic overview of a CIP system, standard designs, and finally, specification factors, so you can be sure your next system is effective and efficient.
Manual cleaning of process equipment can be costly, time consuming, and down right unproductive for an operator. Understanding that all facilities must maintain a standard of cleanliness, the CIP system is a go-to solution. They're found in a variety of industries, such as Food, Beverage, Bio-Tech, and Pharmaceutical, but for which applications? CIP systems are used for food (dairy, meat, poultry, seafood, baking), beverage, pharmaceutical (oral, injectable, bulk, topical), and cosmetic applications just to name a few.
The design of CIP systems can vary greatly depending on the application, plant standards, industry, etc. These systems can be portable or stationary; single-tank, two-tank or multi-tank; single-use, re-use or once-through; as well as designed for multi-circuit capabilities. Each design strives to minimize cycle time, lower chemical usage, reduce water and utility costs, and promote worker safety.
The basic components of a CIP system include:
Two-Tank & Multi-Tank
Using the right system design and sizing ensures sufficient flow and appropriate pressure to thoroughly remove residue and rinse effectively. Controls and programming optimize the cleaning cycle and integrate the clean-in-place function smoothly into your operation.
To guide you through specifying a CIP system, we outlined the most important factors for proper specification in a free downloadable eBook: The Plant Engineer's Guide to Specifying CIP Systems. Download your copy today!