5 Best Practices for Sanitary Cleaning of Processing Equipment

How to avoid contamination of “foods” due to improper cleaning of processing equipment

When dealing with foods highly sensitive to contamination due to unclean processing equipment, it is critical to strengthen your plant’s operations and maintenance efforts in order to comply with sanitary regulations and efficient manufacturing practices.

  1. Stop manually cleaning the interiors of your tanks and vessels. There is a high risk of ineffective cleaning due to human error. Automated methods exist.
  2. Evaluate the effectiveness of static spray balls. Are all areas being contacted, yet alone completely cleaned? How much valuable time, water, and other resources are being wasted?
  3. Install 3-A compliant automated rotary impingement machines. Such machines can be permanently installed or used portably for effective cleaning tailored to your plant needs. Using this method will not only guarantee cleaner tanks but also use less time, water, and other resources vs. spray balls.
  4. Mount a highly innovative, 3-A approved validation sensor to your tank to ensure your automated tank cleaner is working at maximum capacity. Save time by verifying your cleaning during CIP instead of after.
  5. Employ automated rotary spray heads manufactured to comply with the 3-A Sanitary Standards and Practices. Such spray heads use 25% lower volumes of water at low pressure. They are completely self-flushing and self-draining for sanitary requirements.
  6. Visit www.alfalaval.com and www.gamajet.com for more information how to comply with sanitary standards in regards to sanitary cleaning of process equipment in the dairy industry.

Gamajet, part of the Alfa Laval Group, has been supplying a “Better Way to Clean” all types of tanks and vessels for over 50 years. Gamajet’s rotary impingement cleaning method has become the first choice in cleaning for many of the world’s largest personal care and pharmaceutical manufacturers, ethanol plants, breweries, food manufacturers, trucking fleets, wineries, and chemical operations. Gamajet’s rotary impingement tank cleaning machines combine pressure and flow to create high impact cleaning jets. Cleaning occurs at the point in which the concentrated stream impacts the surface. It is this impact and the tangential force that radiates from that point which blasts contaminants from the surface, scouring the tank interior. In conjunction with this impact, the Gamajet is engineered to rotate in a precise, repeatable and reliable, 360-degree pattern. This full-coverage, global indexing pattern ensures the entire tank interior is cleaned, every time.