Introduction to cleaning

Every manufacturer or industrial user of chemicals performs cleaning operations, whether cleaning of equipment (e.g. chemical manufacturers) or cleaning of products (e.g. industrial users). This presentations provides a quick overview of the purposes of cleaning operations and the most important cleaning techniques.

Introduction to cleaning


  • Definition of cleaning
  • Motivation for improving cleaning operations
  • Purposes of cleaning
  • Cleaning techniques
  • Learning objectives

Key Messages

Cleaning operations are typically not value-adding processes and are a significant source of waste, downtime, pollution and costs.