Energy management specialists, Schneider Electric, has announced an agreement with Process Partners to offer Clean-In-Place (CIP) optimisation solutions to food and beverage manufacturers.
Craig Roseman, food & beverage segment nanager, Schneider Electric Australia, said “Discussions with many food and beverage manufacturers have helped us to identify CIP system performance as a major challenge within the industry. Left unresolved, these CIP system issues have the ability to adversely impact food safety as well as quality, manufacturing cost and plant capacity. Addressing Clean-In-Place solutions will help optimise the performance of industrial plants and alleviate pressure on a highly competitive industry. This presents an opportunity for our clients to convert a constraint into an area of growth for their business.”
The Schneider Electric CIP Optimisation solution encompasses a holistic review of the CIP system to identify opportunities where areas for improvement exist, which are then captured and highlighted in a report comprising detailed recommendations. An assessment on the CIP’s energy usage, process automation and the CIP equipment is undertaken to guarantee cleaning performance, ensure key parameters are managed and satisfy food safety requirements.
Ultimately, Schneider Electric’s CIP activities aim to help its clients reduce their energy consumption and environmental impact while also improving their productivity.
In 2011, Schneider Electric and Process Partners engaged in a successful project for the organic yoghurt manufacturer, five:am, which saw Process Partners build a plant from the ground up from initial concept through to design, installation, commissioning and complete project management, whilst Schneider Electric provided automation and control technologies to help fully automate the production process.