Your CIP regimen can have an effect on both efficiency and product quality. Straying from the prescribed procedure is not recommended.

If you are noticing soiled areas on product contact surfaces after Clean-in-Place (CIP) or if the finished produce has undesirable bacterial counts, it’s time to diagnose and remedy any deficiencies in your CIP regimen.

Check the documentation that came with your equipment and compare this to current procedures. If your current CIP routine no longer matches manufacturer recommendations, determine the reason why. Is it due to a lack of staff training? Or have the duties of the equipment changed since installation? If the latter, an assessment may be in order, to align the CIP regimen with current use.

Caloris recommends automation of your evaporator CIP routine in order to iron out any deficiencies that can occur due to a number of potential variables. Read our previous blog post on this topic.

The CIP system may be the culprit behind an inefficient evaporator. Is your equipment taking too long to clean? Caloris can do an inspection of your CIP system to look for flaws that can be corrected. Less CIP time means more uptime and therefore greater evaporator efficiency.

Dairy producers: if product spore counts are of particular importance to you, Caloris offers a patented and award-winning low-spore process that includes carefully timed CIP cycles. This eliminates operation with the presence of mature biofilms in the evaporator system before they begin to contaminate the milk product with spores.

Evaporators aren’t the only equipment that require a CIP regimen. Read our previous blog post on best practices for membrane CIP or watch the related webinar.

We also previously published a two-part series on spray dryer CIP. Read about how to shorten spray dryer CIPs and how to extend the time between dryer CIPs or watch the related webinar.

Need Help With Your CIP Regimen?

Caloris is here to help if you are in need of assistance with your CIP systems. Contact us today by calling 410-822-6900 or send email to to be connected to an engineer.



About Caloris

Caloris transforms process systems design for the better with unexpected, future-focused solutions that solve real operational problems. We engineer efficient, dependable and productive solutions that also improve environmental sustainability where practical. Designed with the end user in mind to drive plant productivity. Caloris offers evaporation, membrane filtration and spray drying process systems for food and dairy industries, as well as for water reuse and wastewater treatment applications. Both Caloris’ custom and pre-engineered packaged systems are designed to meet our customers’ specific concentration/purification needs utilizing the most cost effective and energy efficient technologies available. Whether concentrating dairy, food or juice products at a high-volume production facility, or processing industrial wastewaters to reduce transportation and treatment costs and recover re-usable water, Caloris provides a range of options and technologies.