CIP Design

Clean-In-Place, or CIP is a method of cleaning the interior surface of sanitary equipment, piping, tanks and other processing components utilized in food, beverage and other high purity manufacturing facilities. CIP offers a myriad of benefits in comparison to Clean-Out-of-Place (COP) as it requires no equipment disassembly or manual labor.


A good Clean-In-Place System (CIP) starts with an excellent design. Our team collaborates to create customized and economical solution for your CIP needs.


Effective CIP systems are not a one-size-fits-all solution. First, we gather necessary information about your plant’s process. Then we craft a CIP design specific to your needs. This ensures that your clean-in-place system design fits your cleaning requirements.


Learn more about the benefits of automating your CIP system.


CIP System Design Savings & Benefits

  • Time: Faster cleaning means improved production time
  • Man-power: Less labor-intensive cleaning
  • Energy: Make the most of your resources and design for efficiency
  • Plant Hygiene: Consistent cleaning methods
  • Product Safety: Reduce the possibility of product contamination
  • Money: Reduced downtime + increased production = a better bottom line.

What is CIP Process Design?


Simply put, clean-in-place (CIP) is an technique of cleaning interior surfaces of pipes, vessels, process equipment, filters and associated fittings without the need for disassembly. Previously, closed systems were disassembled and cleaned manually.


Why CIP Systems are the Cleaning Systems of the Future


Industries that require the highest level of hygiene rely on CIP systems, including: beverage, dairy, brewing, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and processed foods. For these industries as well as others, the use of CIP means the cleaning process is faster and less labor-intensive. The process is repeatable resulting in consistently high cleaning quality.


How to Design a CIP System Optimally


Optimize your CIP system for productivity and effectiveness through critical considerations regarding integration into your workplace at the very beginning of the process.


Why? Because there are many factors to consider when designing a CIP system, including:


  • A certain amount of utilities must be available to operate the CIP system.
  • Both portable and stationary CIP designs need sufficient space to meet maintenance and local code requirements.
  • Proper drainage is critical and requires forethought. Drain utilities must be able to handle high discharge temperature (unless cooled by additional utilities).
  • Certain CIP designs are more optimal than others when removing residue and rinsing effectively.
  • If speed of operation is a priority, a stationary duel tank CIP system may be a superior choice than a one-tank system.
  • The pH of the discharge is often a factor for CIP system designs.
  • A CIP process system must meet 3A standards.

Still not sure if CIP is the right solution for you? Learn about the pros and cons of CIP vs. COP.


Rodem is proud to offer CIP equipment from industry leader, Sani-Matic. Learn more about their equipment offering and why they are viewed as one of the top CIP solutions in the industry.


Start integrating clean-in-place systems into your process by contacting one of our Rodem representatives today.


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