CIP and SIP systems, designed for automatic cleaning and disinfecting without major disassembly and assembly work, usually require a process shutdown. By using expert design techniques, however Optimal is able to supply systems that isolate and clean individual sections of plant while the remainder continues in production, thereby ensuring higher plant usage. The concept dates back to the 1950s when it was developed for the dairy industry to allow all the pipe work and equipment involved to be cleaned after every milking period. Actually, the actual washing sequence is controlled by an operational panel located on the CIP unit and any Optimal solution can vary in complexity from very straightforward manual valve system with interlocks through to a fully integrated system using a PLC and SCADA layer, automated valves and a HMI.
With is involved in producing state of the art control systems as well as legacy control systems for older equipment for so had to track which of the vessels had been cleaned, that cleaning cycle had been used and the date of cleaning, the system not only had to control the complete CIP and SIP cycle for the target vessel and log all the salient data.
This system used a Siemens PLC together with a SCADA system for control and display functionality.
CIP system that was economical in its use of chemicals and water.
In conjunction with a mechanical pipe work specialist, Optimal designed and manufactured a complete automated CIP system that used a water recovery system that was both effective and efficient. Of course while monitoring and batch documentation to meet validation requirements, Optimal continues to develop complete systems for new clients who are now required to employ reproducible and consistent manufacturing and cleaning methods with sufficient process control.