Clean-in-Place (CIP) and Sterilize-in-Place (SIP) systems are designed to both automate essential cleaning and disinfection processes and remove the need for time-consuming disassembly and assembly work.
Process optimisation depends on efficient, effective cleaning. Clean-in-Place (CIP) systems can be incorporated into all the equipment produced by GEA for the pharmaceutical industry, including both solid and liquid dosage formulation systems. Automating the cleaning process ensures repeatability, allows validation and minimizes downtime.
Compliant Cleaning Solutions and Cost Benefits
The most effective way to implement CIP technology is to design it into a process. Incorporating spray systems, tank cleaners, nozzles and seals to automate the cleaning process, we at GEA consider every aspect of your system when applying CIP features, from inlet to discharge.
Automating the cleaning cycle essentially converts batch pharmaceutical processes into a continuous operation of production and cleaning cycles. The advantages of CIP include
- reduced cleaning cycle times
- optimized use of detergent and water
- eliminates manual cleaning.
At the heart of our CIP system is an advanced Wash Liquid Preparation Unit, which handles all filtering, preheating, mixing and pumping of water, detergents and demineralized water. It provides continuous monitoring and control of cleaning parameters, including flow rate, detergent concentration, temperature and wash time for full process validation.