EHEDG Working Group Cleaning In Place

Based on an existing recommendation published by EHEDG France in 2009, an international team of experts has recently started the Working Group work with the aim of writing a new EHEDG guideline on Cleaning in Place. The future document will comprise:

  • General design aspects
  • CIP Kitchen/Farm/Station - best in class design (i.e. safety, energy efficiency, sizing etc.)
  • CIP-circuits (i.e. mix-proof valves, self-drainability, dilution effects, velocities in heat systems etc.)
  • Qualification of cleaning systems & CIP validation (i.e. design requirements, flows, concentrates, drainage, inspection, cleaning efficiency)
  • Management of CIP systems as well as specific cleaning issues (i.e. evaporators, fillers, sterilisers, fluid beds).

The future document will not consider open equipment cleaning (COP), SIP and pigging. The Working Group scope will be aligned and coordinated with other active EHEDG Working Groups such as 'Tank Cleaning' and 'Cleaning Validation'.

If you are in a position to actively contribute to the good work on this important topic, we will appreciate your initiative in participating yourself or in nominating an expert of your company/institute, especially if you are an equipment user. To share in, please contact the EHEDG Secretariat.

In case of any questions or for further information required, please contact the Chairman:

Mr. Hein Timmerman
Global Sector Expert Processed Food
Sealed Air - Hygiene Solutions
Koning Albertlaan 81
9000 GENT

Phone: (+32 495) 59 17 81
E-Mail: hein.timmermanProtected