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Centralised cleaning systems

Cleaning plays a hugely important part in the industrial and commercial environment; as a result cleaning methods and equipment have become increasingly more sophisticated. The centralised cleaning system has been developed for use in businesses like food factories where regular effective cleaning is required in the most economical way.

How does a centralised cleaning system operate?

The centralised cleaning system uses a ring main system through which water is pumped. The pressurised water is accessed via cleaning lances at various points to ensure a ready availability of cleaning power. The pressure of the water and the pump system is controlled from a central unit which ensures that the optimum efficiency is obtained. In this way one or two operatives can use the system as effectively as ten or more, with no loss of economy. The advantages of this type of cleaning system over normal stand-alone pressure washers are that they have to be re-connected every time they are used or, if static, are restricted by their position and the area they can clean.

The ability to accommodate any pressure requirement is what makes this system so flexible. High pressure cleaning systems may be too sensitive in some environments, e.g. food process equipment, so systems can be set up to achieve the pressure levels required by the technical hygiene manager. The system is controlled through a single programmable control unit with an integral monitoring programme which gives a diagnostic display of any faults and a back-up system can be installed in case of failure.

Advantages of a centralised cleaning system

The great advantage of a centralised cleaning system is in its fitness for the task. Different processes require different methods and levels of sanitation. This can be the case within the same factory or even the same work area, therefore with access to the system close by and the appropriate cleaning lance, the clean-up can be done efficiently and safely, keeping downtime to a minimum. The other main area of cost saving is in the system itself which, because it is modular, can be adjusted to suit the needs of the business. This also removes the need to buy extra, expensive, off the shelf, standalone units which are not tailored to fit the process like a centralised system.

As hygiene requirements have risen in modern times, so the processes have to be innovative and cost effective, and the centralised cleaning system meets these criteria on both counts and is a system that no business needing effective sanitising can be without. Bespoke centralised cleaning systems are an effective answer to modern sanitation requirements being both flexible and cost effective.

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