The efficiency and performance of clean-in-place systems play a very important role for all batch process plants, such as the food and beverage and pharmaceutical industries, where there is continuous demand to clean effectively, use fewer resources, produce less waste, use less chemicals, be energy-efficient and contribute to improved sustainability. To achieve this, the following steps are widely used:
1. Do an energy audit for CIP systems in the plant. Identify improvement areas to make the CIP system more aware and efficient.
2. Design a modular CIP automation system. This includes predefined CIP recipes and CIP routes. Smaller-distance routes ensure less CIP times, as well as less consumption of resources. Follow ISA S88 compliant modular programming schemes (state engines) to execute CIP recipes.
3. Have a CIP optimization tool in the architecture to capture all CIP execution data for analyzing, including utilization, consumption and waste in the CIP system. This will help you take the necessary actions to improve CIP system efficiency.
4. Include a predictive intelligence capability in the architecture to analyze the run time as well as historic information. This will enable you to provide optimized CIP recipe parameter data for the equipment CIPs.
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