CIP stands for “Clean in Place”, and we can support you in designing CIP facilities.
What is CIP facilities?
CIP can be defined as:
- Internal cleaning of complete facilities or pipelines, without disassembling or opening up the equipment, and with minimal manual handling required of the operator.
- During the process, any surfaces, which are exposed to the product, are cleaned by circulating a cleaning solution through the facility at high flow velocity.
Five questions to ask when you need a CIP facility
- New or refurbished ?
- Centralised or decentralised placement?
- When should cleaning take place?
- How many steps to the cleaning and disinfection process should there be?
- Type and number of objects, which need cleaning?
Pipeline layout for CIP cleaning
- A correctly designed pipeline layout is crucial for the successful implementation of a CIP system
- It is a design factor, which in practice is often not prioritized, or even overlooked.
- You must ensure to:
- Avoid “dead-ends”
- Place CIP nozzles and CIP turbines correctly