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FRS reduces downtime with automated CIP processes

| By Mary Page Bailey and Gerald Ondrey

The new No Intervention fines-return system (FRS; photo) allows dairy- and food-powder producers to automate the clean-in-place (CIP) processes of their spray-dryer FRS, leading to reduced downtime, improved working conditions and guaranteed product safety. Explicitly designed for food and dairy spray dryers, the No Intervention FRS uses patented valves to create a smoother and fully automated CIP process, which negates disassembly before and after cleaning. All connections within the FRS remain closed, and once cleaned, can directly be used for production. The valves were developed to comply with hygienic design criteria of the European Hygienic Engineering and Design Group (EHEDG) and have been proven to reduce the risk of CIP liquid leakage and overall contamination. — GEA Group AG, Düsseldorf, Germany