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What is Clean-In-Place technology and what are its benefits?

Clean-in-place (CIP) is a design principle commonly used in industries that require frequent internal cleaning of their process equipment and depend on a high level of cleanability to maintain their systems in order to meet strict hygienic standards. This includes but is not limited to pharmaceuticals, fine chemicals, processed food, beverage and cosmetics.

There are many obvious advantages of incorporating clean-in-place technology to your system. It optimizes time (shortened cleaning cycles, no labor to disassemble parts or manually clean), improves the hygiene of the operation (which in turn improves the product quality), and provides an environmental benefit of more effectively using water, detergent and other resources needed in the cleaning process. In summary, CIP improves the overall efficiency of the process.