Their current cleaning operation started at the kitchen and continued through the filling line. It was a labor intensive system which absorbed an entire shift each operating day, used large crews to clean multiple vessels (80), and generated large quantities of wastewater. Furthermore, it was supplemented by a clean-in-place system primarily used in the larger vessels that followed cook kettles in the kitchens.
To help find an upgrade solution, a 1,200 gallon mixing and holding vessel used to mix various gravies and sauces was selected for prototype testing. Alfa Laval rotating jet head equipment performance in the vessel was then compared to the existing CIP procedures and manual cleaning After significant prototype testing with impressive results, the customer purchased the low speed versions of the two-nozzle Alfa Laval Toftejorg SaniJet 20, with 3.8mm nozzles, permanently installed at a depth of 700mm.