CIP (Cleaning In Place)

A Cleaning In Place (CIP) system is designed to clean a liquid processing plant without the need to strip it down into component parts, and manually clean with scourers etc. The benefit of a CIP system, is that once set-up, it will clean the plant equipment, time and again, while the operators get on with other duties, i.e. it is supposed to be labour saving.    

A CIP system has to be designed properly to match the plant being cleaned. The primary function is soil removal, but also to sanitise the process equipment.  The second of the attached documents is designed as an outline guide for correct CIP system design and selection.