CIP chemical cleaning

CIP (Cleaning in Place) chemical cleaning is a process that enables the effective removal of deposits, residues and other contaminants from industrial equipment such as pipes, tanks or production machinery. The technology involves an automated and integrated cleaning process that takes place without dismantling the equipment. CIP is a solution dedicated to the food and pharmaceutical industries, where cleanliness and hygiene are crucial.

Tanks in the dairy industry, prepared for chemical CIP cleaning.

CIP chemical cleaning

CIP chemical cleaning

Cleaning in Place (CIP) chemical cleaning is a service that automatically cleans and disinfects industrial equipment such as tanks, pipelines, machinery and production lines. The process uses special chemical solutions that are circulated through the system to remove any contaminants and microorganisms that may contaminate products.

CIP chemical cleaning is an effective way to ensure hygiene and safety in food, pharmaceutical and cosmetic production, and reduces the risk of cross-contamination.

where will the CIP (Cleaning in Place) service find application?

The CIP (Cleaning in Place) chemical cleaning service is aimed primarily at industrial companies, especially those in the food, pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries. CIP is a dedicated solution for companies that need to maintain the highest level of cleanliness and hygiene in their production processes to ensure the safety and high quality of their products.

In practice, CIP cleaning services are used by, among others:

  • dairies
  • bakeries
  • meat processing plants
  • breweries
  • pharmaceutical laboratories
  • cosmetics laboratories

The CIP service will work well wherever cleanliness, hygiene and minimizing the risk of contamination are critical to business success.

benefits of CIP

benefits of Cleaning in Place

The main benefits of CIP cleaning are to streamline the production process, increase productivity and ensure high quality end products. Additional benefits include: Additional benefits include:


– CIP is a highly effective cleaning method that removes contaminants, deposits and microorganisms from industrial equipment.

Time and labor savings

– CIP allows automatic cleaning and disinfection, significantly reducing the time and costs associated with manual cleaning.

Increased productivity

– regular CIP cleaning improves the efficiency of equipment by keeping it in top condition.

Food safety

– CIP is an important element in ensuring food safety because it removes contaminants and microorganisms that can cause disease.

Ease of implementation

– a CIP system is easy to implement and can be customized to meet a manufacturer’s various needs.


– Using an automated CIP system reduces the amount of water and detergent used, which protects the environment.

Quality improvement

– CIP maintains consistent product quality because it ensures that equipment is clean and free of contaminants.

CIP cleaning process step by step

The CIP (Cleaning in Place) cleaning process consists of several steps, which are performed with specialized equipment and detergents. Here is a step-by-step look at how a typical CIP cleaning process works:

1. Preparation of equipment and installations – before CIP cleaning, equipment and installations must be thoroughly prepared. To do this, disassemble equipment components such as filters, valves or pipes, and prepare special containers for detergent and water.

2. Detergent dissolution – an appropriate amount of detergent is added to the water containers to dissolve and remove contaminants from the equipment and installations. The detergents used in the CIP process are specially selected for the type and degree of contamination.

3. Start of the cleaning cycle – after the detergent is dissolved and the installation is prepared, an automatic cleaning cycle is started, which is controlled by a computer. CIP is an automated process, so the machine operator does not have to supervise the process on the fly.

4. Rinsing – during the cleaning cycle, a series of rinses are carried out in the equipment and installations to remove detergent and contaminants from the equipment and installations. During rinsing, water at the appropriate temperature and pressure is used.

5. Disinfection – after the cleaning cycle, a disinfection process is carried out. For this purpose, a special disinfectant is added to the water containers to destroy microorganisms and bacteria. Disinfection is particularly important in the food and pharmaceutical industries, where hygiene requirements are very strict.

6. Rinsing – after disinfection, another rinsing cycle is carried out to remove the disinfectant.

7. Completion of the process – after the disinfection and rinsing process is completed, the operators check that the entire process has been carried out correctly and that the equipment and facilities are clean and ready for the next production.

Process monitoring and control is also an important part of the CIP process to maximize cleaning efficiency and quality. CIP equipment operators must constantly monitor the process to avoid possible failures and ensure optimal cleaning conditions.


Cleaning in Place service –
frequently asked questions:

  • The benefits of using the CIP system include efficiency, time and labor savings, increased productivity, food safety, ease of implementation, environmental friendliness and improved product quality.

  • The CIP system can be used to clean and disinfect various industrial equipment, such as tanks, pipelines, machinery and production lines.

  • The chemical solutions used in a CIP system vary depending on the type of contamination, but can include cleaners, disinfectants, acids and alkalis.

  • Yes, there are safety requirements when using the CIP system, including proper training for personnel, use of appropriate protective equipment and precautions when using chemical solutions.

  • Yes, the CIP cleaning process is environmentally safe because the detergents and disinfectants used are biodegradable.

  • The cost of using a CIP service depends on a number of factors, such as the type and number of cleaning equipment, the type of detergents and disinfectants, and the complexity of the cleaning process. However, it is worth noting that the cost of CIP cleaning is usually lower than the cost of traditional manual cleaning, since the process is automated and does not require a large number of employees.

  • Yes, there are various standards and certifications that regulate the cleaning and disinfection processes of equipment and facilities, such as the EN 1672-2 standard and HACCP certification. Using the CIP service in accordance with these standards and certifications helps ensure high quality cleaning and safe and hygienic production processes.


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