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A system to clean ducts and tanks in hygienic processing lines

| By Gerald Ondrey

The new Free Rotating Retractor (photo) is a high-efficiency retractable cleaning device that quickly and effectively removes residues from the interior surfaces of hard-to-clean vessels. This retractable cleaning-in-place (CIP) device remains sealed off from the product area during production, flush with the vessel wall. The spray head slides out, expelling cleaning media in a 310-deg, upward spray pattern across the vessel surface. Upon completion of the cleaning cycle, the spray head retracts, and the vessel is production-ready. The cleaning device delivers up to 35% savings in water, chemicals and time for every CIP cycle compared to conventional static spray-ball technology, the company says. — Alfa Laval AB, Lund, Sweden