The Dairy Industry
Raw Milk Silo’s
Cleaning large Silo’s is relatively simple as Milk rinses away quite easily, the real issue is to achieve a good repeatable level of clean in the shortest possible time using the minimum amount of utilities. There is always going to be a balance regarding CIP volume requirements as the Silo’s are normally cleaned at the same time as the outlet pipe work which can be 4”– 6” in diameter. This means careful attention has to taken when sizing the cleaning head type so that the flow rate through it allows the cleaning of the pipe work as well. In the last five years all major dairy expansions/new builds have used the SaniMega Rotary spray head with great effect, achieving all the latest cleaning demands whilst at the same time minimising the use of the dairies precious utilities by at least 30%.
These tanks have Agitators inside and normally require more than one head to clean it, using a short rinse to recover any product remaining after the tank has been emptied and then moving on to the normal CIP cycle.
RSH’s are commonly used in this type of application although the latest RJH’s are being used more and more to minimise product recovery rinse water volumes and achieve fast turn around times.
Yoghurts and Cheese’s
Tanks manufacturing these products can sometimes be the most complex in the Dairy and again RSH and RJH technologies are the most common cleaning systems used.
A Dryer plant is made up of Filters, Cyclones, Dryer Chambers and interconnecting Duct Work, all requiring cleaning on a regular basis with basically all of the different types of cleaning head technologies used across the system.
RJH’s for the main Dryer and the larger Cyclones, fixed or retractable spray balls for the Duct Work and Filters.
The Dairy Industry produces a very broad spectrum of products, in addition to the above, Fruit Juices, Milk Flavoured Drinks, Yoghurt Drinks, all varieties of Cheese’s and Butter etc. The industry will always be looking to use the latest in CIP cleaning head technologies and processes to maximise their operational efficiency to help them stay competitive in a very tough market place.