If you’re going to purchase an industrial cleaning system, you can choose between a system with low pressure or high pressure. Do you have to deal with really stubborn dirt in your business process? Then cleaning with high pressure might be the best solution.
The business premises of a company in the food industry should be cleaned daily in order to be able to guarantee hygiene in the business process. In many cases, the dirt on the machines is not or barely stubborn and a low-pressure cleaning system is sufficient. This system is energy-efficient, low-noise, less labour intensive and less sensitive to maintenance. But with stubborn dirt, low-pressure cleaning is not effective enough. A high-pressure pump is then a must. It is also important to know that high-pressure cleaning cannot be used for the cleaning of vulnerable PLC machines.
A high-pressure cleaning process is necessary when the dirt is baked on. This is the case with smoking carts, for example. The carts are used over extended periods of time to smoke products such as sausages. The material of these carts is exposed to fats, herbs and marinated for a long time at high temperatures. This stubborn dirt can only be properly removed with a working pressure of 60 bar or higher. This mostly involves smaller surface areas.
The application of medium pressure (40 bar) is a solution for dirt that cannot be removed with low pressure but is not so stubborn that it requires a working pressure of 60 bar or higher. The higher the working pressure, the lower the water consumption per minute. But a high-pressure system does use more energy than a low-pressure pump.
In the food industry, the combination of consecutive rinsing, foam cleaning and disinfecting is the most used cleaning process. Especially in production areas where food is processed. Disinfecting is necessary there to guarantee hygiene. However, this final step in the cleaning process isn’t always necessary. For example, rooms where only packaged products are stored are not always disinfected. Consider, for example, the area where the products are stored after being processed and packed ready for delivery. Rinsing with water happens twice in the cleaning process: before and after the foam cleaning. In some instances, rinsing with water is additionally done after disinfecting. This depends on the disinfectant used.
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