Cleaning-In-Place (CIP) is a system designed for automatic cleaning and disinfecting without major disassembly and assembly work. Moreover, a well designed CIP system (employing double seat valve (block and bleed) technology and a bit of process integration) will enable you to clean one part of the plant whereas other areas persist to produce product. Furthermore, a modern CIP system will not merely save money in terms of higher plant utilization but also due to significant savings in CIP liquid (by recycling cleaning solutions), water (the system is designed to use the optimum quantity of water) and man-hours.
The technology of CIP (Cleaning-In-Place) is obviously important to many industries including food, dairy, beverage, neutraceutical, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, cosmetic, health and personal care industries in which the processing should take place in a sterile or aseptic environment.
Properly designed and integrated CIP systems and controls promote operational efficiency by reducing manual labour, reducing cleaning time, civilizing worker security, diminishing water consumption, facilitating water re-use, decreasing and/or improving effluent output, and decreasing energy consumption.