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Solutions for successful Clean in Place (CIP)

Technology for clean processes – Everything you need for your CIP Application

Benefit from our Clean in Place competence:

  • Reliable and efficient cleaning processes
  • Minimal time budget
  • Reduced maintenance and integration costs

In applications with high standards of hygiene, such as pharmaceutical or food production, Cleaning in Place (CIP) is especially important. All pipes and tubes must be flushed regularly with cleaning agents to remove bacteria, chemical and biological residue, and to prevent the spreading of micro-organisms, which can have a negative effect on product quality.

Permanent or portable installations ensure thorough cleaning of tanks, pipes and tubes with no residue by completely flushing the system with water and an alkaline, acidic or disinfecting agent. High-precision sensors and valves are used for precise metering of the medium and an efficient cleaning process.

Clean in Place Process - for a clean system in three steps

  1. First the mechanical flushing process removes the surface residue by means of sufficient pressure and a controlled flow rate.
  2. Chemical reactions resulting from contact with the cleaner then break down and eliminate fine residue.
  3. A final sterilisation process removes any remaining bacteria and micro-organisms.


The cleaning process should ideally be carried out with no manual disassembly or active intervention from outside. In addition, the cleaning process must be efficient, to prevent heat losses and also to minimise water consumption. It is therefore necessary during planning of the system to include a suitable Clean in Place installation that meets the hygiene requirements. One of the most important factors here is the coordinated interplay of the components. With extensive cross-segment experience and a broad product portfolio consisting of optimally compatible components, we can ensure a clean and efficient solution in virtually any application.

Components for your CIP process

A clean and efficient CIP solution requires not only the right combination of cleaning agents, but also reliable components. Bürkert offers numerous suitable process valve systems, sensors and valve islands for smooth-running processes in your applications. This includes everything from the precisely controlled supply of cleaning agents to automation and quality control to meet your Clean In Place requirements.

Safe supply of CIP fluids

Our process valves are responsible for the reliable distribution of different fluids. Depending on the hygienic requirements and the particular application, different valve types can be used, such as diaphragm valves, solenoid valves and dosing pumps. Entire valve block solutions can also be implemented. We will be glad to help you select the right components for your individual situation. Just contact us and we will find the right solution together.

Supply of Cleaning fluids

  • Maximum efficiency due to versatile and reliable fluid supply and disposal
  • Modular system for easy integration
  • Less overall reidue due to body design with no dead zones

Intelligent automation concepts

To ensure reliable operation of all automation processes in your system, we offer suitable valve islands and control heads that feature reliable switching and feedback. By assessing your specific plant situation and the strengths and weaknesses of different automation concepts, we find the right solution for your individual situation. Contact us for a non-binding consultation.

  • Intelligent and coordinated components
  • Reliable switching for clean and efficient processes
  • Local status indicators for optimal overview

Sensors for reliable quality control

For optimal operation of the Clean in Place system, it is necessary to detect and eliminate any deviations that occur. Our analytical sensors and level, pressure and temperature sensors provide for increased safety in this respect. They protect the system against faults and maintain the ideal temperature of cleaning agents, for example. If you want to learn more about quality control with our devices just contact us. We will be pleased to help you.

  • Designed for demanding hygienic applications
  • Reduced maintenance due to robust components
  • Functional and expandable software solutions