Fully optimised CIP skids and systems
21 January 2020
Clean-in-Place Systems (CIP) are now an essential part of most hygienic manufacturing processes and designing the optimum CIP System for a given application will ultimately depend upon a comprehensive understanding of the product being purged and cleaned, plant operating parameters, flows, temperatures and pressures in order to get the best results and enhance production processes.
Axium Process specialises in the design and fabrication of fully automated CIP skids, complete with control panel, PLC and software. Each System is developed by a dedicated project engineer who works closely with the customer to ensure that their requirements are fully complied with in terms of design, procurement and manufacturing stages.
Every aspect of the plant’s design is fully optimised to enhance plant hygiene and production efficiencies. Axium’s engineers have extensive process expertise across a wide range of industries and applications with specialist knowledge in determining materials compatibility when sourcing process equipment and fittings. Selecting the most suitable pump for specific CIP duties and the CIP solutions being used is essential if maximum production efficiencies and minimal downtime are to be achieved.
All systems are delivered complete with a range of suitable connections to fully integrate into customers’ existing processes.
Axium’s CIP Systems are fabricated in the company’s 30,000sq ft. manufacturing facility which houses its fully equipped CNC machine shop, orbital and manual welding bays, surface finishing and polishing shop, wet test area and inspection department. The company operates its own electropolishing facility so can provide electro-polished surface finishes for high-end companies such as those operating in the pharmaceutical, food and beverage industries.
Each Axium CIP system is supplied with a comprehensive Installation & Operating Manual, together with a full materials traceability dossier. The company has invested heavily in its inspection facilities and procedures and provides validation, testing and qualification to the highest levels.