Cleaning processing equipment (e.g. mixing vessels, pipelines) can cost personnel resources, cleaning chemicals, water and energy. Additionally, contamination from one chemical product to another is a concern. This presentation introduces the reader to state-of-the-art Clean-in-Place (CIP) technology which results in improved cleaning performance, reduced resource use, reduced cleaning time and more time for equipment to produce valuable products. The presentation also provides the reader with guidelines for designing and optimizing CIP facilities.



  • Overview of CIP
    • Definition of CIP
    • Fields of application
    • Benefits of CIP
    • Challenges when implementing CIP in SMEs
    • Limitations of CIP systems
  • Technology description
    • CIP process description
    • Types of CIP systems
  • CIP design considerations
    • Factors to be considered
    • Purging of product
    • Choice of chemicals
    • Process parameters
    • Choice of equipment
    • CIP cycle description
    • CIP optimization
    • Improve productivity
    • Improve resource consumption
    • Improve energy efficiency
    • Improve automation
    • Further possible process improvements

Key Messages

Reasons for using Clean-in-Place processes:

  • Repeatable, reliable and effective cleaning
  • Cost increases for raw materials, equipment and cleaning solutions
  • Customers demanding higher product quality
  • High standards required to comply with environmental, safety and health regulations
  • Process improvement increases plant efficiency  and customer satisfaction