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The pharmaceutical industry demands a strict hygiene protocol to maintain the safety and quality of products. CIP or ‘Cleaning-In-Place’ is a process that ensures the sanitisation of production equipment without having to dismantle it, reducing the risk of contamination, and ensuring product quality. It is crucial to ensure a highly efficient CIP process to minimise downtime and produce consistent high-quality results, without compromising on hygiene.
How Static Mixers Support The CIP Process
Sanitary static mixers play a vital role in modern CIP processes in the pharmaceutical industry, improving cleaning efficacy, reducing the number of required cycles, and reducing operational downtime between cycles. Sanitary static mixers are used to make up cleaning solutions and water in the CIP process, effectively breaking down stubborn residue and contaminants on the internal surfaces of processing equipment. The high efficiency of these mixers makes the cleaning process more thorough and efficient, helping pharmaceutical companies to comply with the strict sanitation requirements of the industry.
In this article, we will look into four tips to improve your CIP process with sanitary static mixers in the pharmaceutical industry.
1. Increased Efficiency
Sanitary static mixers promote the thorough mixing of the ingredients used to prepare caustic washes, acid washes, and sanitising solutions, which cuts the number of required CIP cycles. The mixing process ensures more effective removal of contaminants and microbiological debris, thereby reducing remedial cleaning and operating costs. Furthermore, fewer cleaning agents and chemicals are required for each cycle, making the process more environmentally friendly, and reducing the risk of passivation of stainless-steel alloys.
2. Enhanced Cleaning
Proper distribution and coverage of cleaning solutions around the vessel are necessary to ensure an effective CIP process. Sanitary static mixers‘ unique design greatly improves distribution, ensuring that all surfaces are completely sanitised, and thereby lowering the risk of contamination. Effective mixing of ingredients also avoids ‘dead zones’ and produces a higher level of homogeneity throughout the process equipment, resulting in improved results from each wash.
3. Reduced Chemical Usage
Sanitary static mixers can also save money and reduce environmental impact by optimising your chemical dosing for each CIP cycle. By delivering the precise amount of solution evenly throughout the equipment, chemical usage is reduced, minimising waste, and lowering environmental impact.
Sanitary static mixers can be customised to accommodate a range of equipment sizes and configurations, making them ideal for use in a diverse range of CIP applications. From small-scale to large-scale equipment, sanitary static mixers can be designed and installed to precisely fit your CIP process requirements.
Sanitary Mixers From Statiflo
At Statiflo, our sanitary mixing equipment is compatible with all pharmaceutical CIP systems. Our mixing equipment can improve the quality and effectiveness of your cleaning solutions, ensuring consistent and efficient cleaning, and improving overall hygiene standards with every CIP cycle. To find out more about how our mixers can be used within the CIP process, please contact us today.
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