FlowTech’s range of CIP plants is designed to meet all hygiene requirements in the food and related industries. We work closely with the customer to ensure that the plant is compatible with existing process plant to design the most rational, hygienic and reliable solution.
Advantages of using CIP plants specially designed by FlowTech:
- The plant does not need to be disassembled when cleaned, which means:
- Better hygiene
- Reduced costs on a lasting basis
- Increased efficiency of the entire plant
- Production shutdown is minimised
- Cleaning of the plant can take place while part of the plant is still running
- Manual cleaning is minimised or completely eliminated
- Considerable savings on CIP liquids and water
- Hygiene levels meet all the requirements in the food and related industries
A CIP plant consists of tanks, measuring and dosing devices. To adjust the temperature, a heat exchanger is integrated and supply and return pumps are often installed.
This basic design is used in nearly all food plants. The size and number of tanks used may vary.
Basic CIP plants are single-use systems, which mean that the water and detergent goes down the drain after use. This system is recommended for smaller processes or to avoid cross-contamination.
A standard CIP plant is built from one tank with pre- and post rinse water (cold), a hot caustic tank and an acid tank. The liquid is pumped to the process lines by a feed pump and back to the CIP system by a return pump. Sometimes the plant is cleaned in the reverse of production direction. Other tanks for hot and cold caustic or acid can be added to increase flexibility.
Caustic and sometimes other agents (such as acid and additives) are usually stored in concentrate tanks. These need special attention to protect the environment. Several countries have introduced laws to ensure this.