Cleaning in Place (CIP)

process-integrated cleaning

The Cleaning in Place cleaning principle has existed for around 50 years and is one of the standard methods for cleaning process-technical systems. It is mainly used in applications where critical hygiene requirements exist, such as in the food and beverage industry or pharmaceuticals. CIP systems enable the cleaning of boilers, reaction vessels, pipelines or machines using water, heat and chemicals without disassembling them. CIP is very efficient and can be found in many different industries.

What is Cleaning in Place?

Cleaning in Place (CIP) is a stationary method for cleaning process-technical systems. It cleans the surfaces of the systems in contact with the product without having to disassemble them. CIP generally an integral functional element in automated systems and processes.

Why is CIP important?

  • Stricter hygiene regulations
  • Economic viability
  • Cost savings
  • Energy efficiency

Originally developed to meet high hygiene requirements for the food and dairy industry, the CIP cleaning principle is now used in many industries and process-technical systems. Pipelines, containers, tanks, reaction vessels and machines can be cleaned automatically without disassembling the systems. As a rule, the integration of the cleaning process into the overall process flow of the production systems is possible without any problems.