Clean-in-Place (CIP) Review

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Clean-in-Place (CIP) Equipment

Clean-in-Place (CIP) Review

Clean-in-Place (CIP) is an industrial method and equipment to clean the interior surfaces of processing vessels, pipes, and associated hardware, without the necessity of disassembling the equipment. Clean-in-Place (CIP) equipment is a cost effect solution for industries having equipment that requires frequent cleaning of internal surface and supporting machinery. CIP is a common method within processing plants to pipes, storage tanks, workspaces and conveyance systems between production cycles of different food stuffs and products.

Industries and equipment that utilize Clean-in-Place (CIP) technology include those that require frequent and high quality of cleaning and sanitation, such as: brewing, dairy, pharmaceutical, beverage, processed foods, and cosmetics. Clean-in-Place (CIP) is sometimes referred to as Sterilization-in-Place (SIP). CIP and SIP are not necessarily the same technology or refer to the same level of cleaning. CIP technology is value added technology is that the CIP technology and associated technology cleaning is faster, less labor intensive, repeatable, cleaner equipment, and is environmentally less risky to maintenance personnel.

CIP technology can be the manual engagement of CIP systems to fully automated systems utilizing PID's, PLC (programmable logic controllers), technology sensors, valves, heat exchangers, data acquisition, flow valves, and recording systems and specially spraying systems. Clean-in-Place (CIP) systems may be a variety of engineered solutions that utilize the following technology: high pressure turbulent gas flow, high flow-rate solvent, reverse flow valves, high pressure or energy spray, high or elevated temperature, application of chemical detergents and filtration sampling systems and sensors.

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