†TEN COMMANDMENTS FOR CIP DESIGN
- Always remember that water runs downhill ...
- ... and that it is easier to pump water into a tank, than to pump it out.
- Pitch tank CIPR connections continuously to pump inlet.
- Design to close all valves against flow.
- Avoid 3-port divert valves like the common plague.
- Keep tank head nozzles few in number, short in length, and large in diameter, for they are not easy to clean.†
- Locate CIP systems in (near) and (when possible) beneath the center of CIP loads
- Eliminate all "Dead Ends" (branches of more than 1-1/2 pipe diameters) for they will trouble You forever.
- Pitch all lines to easily opened drain points.
- Design and install supports to eliminate "friendly" piping that waves when starting pumps and opening and closing valves, for friendly systems are short-lived.