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Conductivity measurement in CIP processes

January 2020 Sensors & Transducers

CIP cleaning facilities are primarily used in those installations where hygiene and product safety are paramount, for instance breweries and food production. Throughout the process the complete production facility, including tanks and conducts, are purged and rinsed with cleaning agents and water in several cycles. The aim of CIP is to remove product residues and microorganisms from all wetted surfaces inside tanks, pipework and filling machines, while not disassembling the plant. To warrant optimum and economical cleaning, all parts in direct contact with the product must be made according to the principles of hygienic design. Anderson-Negele’s motto “Hygienic by Design” is an expression of commitment that sensors fulfil this superior demand of the food processing industry in an exemplary manner.

How Anderson-Negele’s ILM-4 can help

Analysis of the return media is one of the most important steps for an environmentally friendly and cost-efficient CIP process. The ILM-4 inductive conductivity meter plays a central role in precisely determining the phase separation: during the discharge of the liquids at each cleaning stage the media are differentiated with cost-saving accuracy. Reusable cleaning agent that flows off after cleaning can thus be returned to the tank to the maximum possible degree. For permanent optimum cleaning result, its concentration is adapted to the specified ideal value by re-dosing with detergent and fresh water in the cleaning agent tank. The ILM-4 conductivity meter also ensures the precise measurement of conductivity and temperature required here.

The instrument is designed for controlling of CIP processes (e. g. phase separation detergents/water) in hygienic applications in food, beverage and pharmaceutical manufacturing. It is currently equipped with the IO-Link, which offers important benefits over analog technology when it comes to reliably controlling processes with a variety of measuring points, control and operating elements.

For more information contact Morton Controls, 086 100 0393, sales@mortoncontrols.co.za, www.mortoncontrols.co.za


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