Automatic cleaning of smoking ovens halved the use of chemicals and time spent cleaning at Tulip

At Tulip in Svenstrup, a new System Cleaners solution ensures a better working environment, less chemicals use and better cleaning of 13 smoking ovens.

In the autumn of 2015, Tulip in Svenstrup was facing a challenge with 13 smoking ovens. The pumps in the cleaning system were becoming worn and the use of chemicals was far from optimal.
“The solution was a System Cleaners installation, in which one central pump with a pipe system and automatic operation replaces 13 old pumps with manual mixing of chemicals and water,” says Peter Erik Møller, head of cleaning at Tulip Svenstrup.
With the new solution, the result was positive on several fronts.
“Before, we mixed water and chemicals in an open tub, whereby we manually added the chemicals. We now no longer do this and are improving the working environment considerably,” says Peter Erik Møller

Less chemicals – better cleaning
In addition to the work involved, the use of chemicals for cleaning the smoking ovens has halved.
“This is because the chemicals are mixed with both air and water and at the same time the chemicals are distributed better in the oven as it operates with a different pressure. The new method also makes it possible to operate in several partial processes in which chemical are added, rinsed off and the process repeated 3-4 times during the course of cleaning,” says Peter Erik Møller.
The installation is equipped with a manual valve system, which has to be activated to start the cleaning.
“We have not opted for a fully automatic system as we wanted to be entirely certain that we do NOT start the cleaning of an oven when there are products in it,” explains Peter Erik Møller


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