ZHONGRU 10-12-2016

Automatic CIP system - A Technology That Has Brought Relief to Many Industries


Any production process requires heavy machinery and huge equipments. These automatic CIP system are required for a very long period and need to be maintained properly so that their life span is long. The more maintenance and upkeep invested in the machines, longer shall be the life of the machine and the quality of the products manufactured will be high. One essential part of the maintenance would be cleaning the machines regularly. The cleaning process can be cumbersome at times but is very essential as the quality of the product is quite influenced by the machine condition.

Clean-in-Place method uses several disinfectants for cleaning purpose. Proper hygiene rules are maintained. Huge and difficult to reach equipments can be easily cleaned by this automated technique. Firstly, primary and final drain is done, then pre-washing and after that equipments are washed by sodium hydroxide solution. Lastly post-washing is done to ensure complete cleaning of equipments.

The crude residues that are discharged during the cleaning process can give birth to harmful bacterias inside the equipments. But Clean-in-Place method can effectively reduce these organic residues and preserve the quality of the products. Hence this cleaning technique has become the indispensable part of all production and processing industries.

Clean in Place is a method of cleaning the interior surfaces of the machines and equipments used in the production processes of Pharmaceutical plants, Biotechnological Plants, Biopharmaceutical Plants and Food processing industries. The pipes, fittings, vessels, tanks, containers used in the production process need to be cleaned.

Clean in Place (CIP) and Sterilization in Place (SIP) methods are useful in disinfecting and automated cleaning of production and processing equipments without having to disassemble them. Thus they save lot of time and efforts in the cleaning process. Also another advantage is that while one part of the equipment is being cleaned, the other continues production and there is no time wastage and production loss.