Sycamore Process Engineering’s current Clean In Place (CIP) project is now in full swing. This multi-channel CIP set is for a large food processing company operating globally with their much-loved products being familiar to us all.
Following a successful tender period in late 2020, manufacturing at our facilities has now been completed and the onsite installation will commence. The customer’s CIP requirement was highlighted in order to substantially reduce the time taken for cleaning, resulting in improved cleaning efficiency and production time.
P&IDs were approved in February 2021 and the project started to progress positively with manufacturing starting as soon as fabrication drawings and models were complete. After a pre-delivery inspection, the first pieces of equipment to leave our workshop in Sparkford, Somerset were the valve manifolds followed by the impressive lower module of the CIP set. This week saw the upper module, staircase and recirculation vessels leave our workshop. These are now being installed on site ready for project handover to the customer later this year.
We have manufactured several CIP projects for our customers that vary in size and complexity. Recently we were successful in delivering a four-hour CIP for Saputo, the Cathedral City Cheese producers. They now have a CIP set that reduces their window for cleaning by 33%, adding additional flexibility and giving an increase in production time. Another option available is a containerised CIP set, offering further versatility to the customer when factory space is at a minimum or there is a requirement to locate CIP closer to the customer's assets. We are able to design and manufacture bespoke end-to-end CIP sets to ensure all of our customer’s requirements are met.
As this current CIP project advances, we will be sure to keep you updated on the progress of the installation and how we progress into the commissioning and handover stage; we look forward to sharing the finished project soon.
Keep an eye out for our next CIP set and other upcoming projects.