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Sustainable CIP optimisation

How to optimise Cleaning in Place is an important question for food, dairy and beverage processing plants. Most companies are looking for a reduction in energy use and water consumption but solutions are often costly and will actually increase the plant’s overall energy usage. Before looking at larger investments in wastewater treatment, optimising essential CIP technologies is a proven way to increase profitability and sustainability in your beverage processing plant.

The result? An immediate reduction in cost and waste, delivering a rapid return on investment.


Energy and water savings in plain sight

Did you know that, on average, 20% of a plant’s energy use is needed for Cleaning in Place? Several key technologies can contribute to substantial savings when it comes to energy and water usage.

Size your pumps

Studies show that 90% of installed pumps are incorrectly sized. Many of these can be optimised to save up to 50% of their power consumption.

Optimise your valves

Drastically reduce water usage and re-use of valuable resources by optimising seat lift for double block and bleed-mixproof valves.

Rethink tank cleaning equipment

Swap static spray balls for rotary jet head tank cleaning heads to dramatically reduce water use for tank cleaning.

Switch your agitators

Switching to energy-efficient agitators in fermentation tanks reduces electricity costs. Some models combine mixing and cleaning capabilities.


Essential CIP technologies

Alfa Laval LKH Prime

Using the combination of advanced air-screw technology, optimised impeller and casing geometry, Alfa Laval LKH Prime exceeds industry expectations for quiet, efficient operation, reduced energy consumption and CO2 footprint. Alfa Laval LKH Prime is engineered to meet the most stringent standards and hygienic requirements.

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Alfa Laval ThinkTop

The Alfa Laval ThinkTop V70 is the next-generation of the Alfa Laval’s leading sensing and control units for hygienic valves. Designed for mounting on our Unique range of Mixproof valves. It delivers the fastest ever burst seat cleaning in the industry, with one ‘burst seat clean’ enough to clean low fat content product from the valve. Its unrivalled performance can reduce water and waste water consumption by up to 90%

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Alfa Laval TJ Rotary Jet Heads

Alfa Laval’s range of Rotary Jet Head tank-cleaning devices provide exceptional cleanability, better end-product quality, greater overall output and up to 70% reduction in operating costs. Avoid contamination with a 360° repeatable cleaning pattern and reduce water and chemicals requirements.

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Alfa Laval Rotary Jet Mixer

Alfa Laval’s Rotary Jet Mixer does double duty. A single unit can handle liquid mixing, gas dispersion and powder dispersion applications without requiring separate equipment for each process and thereby delivering significant savings. After completion of the mixing process, the mixer’s jet nozzles can be used for spraying cleaning liquids in the tank to effectively clean tank surfaces.

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