CIP systems require appropriate applications
May 13, 2008 9:25 AM
Clean-in-place (CIP) systems require appropriate applications based on the tank trailers they are cleaning, said Gabe Miller of Sani-Matic Inc at the April 20-22 meeting of the International Milk Haulers Association (IMHA).
He pointed out that tanks are being constructed larger and the designs are different. "There is no one way (to clean) that is best for tankers because they have different configurations," he said. "You can't just drive into a bay and think you will get the same results."
He pointed out that CIP systems must be installed properly to insure their effectiveness. Pumps should supply adequate pressure for the size of the tank, wash bay floors should be pitched so that water drains efficiently from the tank, and equipment should be properly maintains. "There is no magic to this," Miller said. "It's following some basic rules that go back a long way. The most important component is the operator."
This topic and others from the IMHA meeting will be covered in the September issue of Bulk Transporter, in other issues of Tank Wash Monthly, and on the magazine's Web site at bulktransporter.com.
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