Modern
industrial cleaning

Food Industry

Puraclean GmbH cleans in Switzerland in the food industry with the devices of its sister company mycon GmbH heat transfer systems of any type.

The JetMaster combination system also removes massive residues from sensitive fins.

 

 

 

 

 

 

To the left: cooler before cleaning

To the right: cooler after cleaning.

Application examples

Copper finned heat exchanger before cleaning with JetMaster

Copper finned heat exchanger after cleaning with JetMaster

Cleaned Table cooler

JetMaster also removes hard deposits

Decoating of a ceiling in the food industry using the PowerMaster System

Air inlet grills before and after cleaning

Cleaning refrigerated warehouses

Cleaning refrigerated warehouses at sub-zero temperatures of down to -36°C.

The benefits of environmentally-compatible refrigerated warehouse cleaning with our cleaning agent CSC 8000:

 

  • Cleaning without switching off the cooling system
  • Goods do not need to be removed
    (approx. 40% free space in the refrigerated warehouse is required to relocate the goods)
  • No interruption of the cooling chain
  • Use of a food-safe cleaning concentration developed in cooperation with the University of  Paderborn
  • In its undiluted form, the cleaning concentration can be used in temperatures down to -60°C

 

The finned heat exchangers in the refrigerated warehouse area can be cleaned in an environmentally-compatible manner with our patented JetMaster procedure. In addition to significant energy savings, additional hygienic goods relocation areas are also created.

 

Dirt gathers quickly on the floors of refrigerated warehouses due to the transportation of goods with the fork-lift truck and pallet truck. Pallets bearing the refrigerated goods need to be transported into the refrigerated warehouse from outside. There is no way to prevent dirt on the wheels of the fork-lift truck.

 

This dirt freezes solid and accumulates, and therefore needs to be removed. Naturally, it is not possible to clean with water at sub-zero temperatures of down to 30°C, if the temperature inside the refrigerated warehouse is not raised above 0°C, and this would involve removing the refrigerated goods beforehand. If there are several refrigerated warehouses, the refrigerated goods can simply be moved to another storage room. If the cooling system is deactivated, the refrigerated warehouse can be brought to a temperature of 0°C to allow conventional cleaning with water and cleaning agents. However the act of lowering the refrigerated warehouse temperature again after cleaning alone generates significant costs, plus time is required to relocate the refrigerated goods.

 

It becomes even more difficult if there is only one refrigerated warehouse. In this case a refrigerated container needs to be leased for the cleaning period, and this too needs to be brought to the right temperature before the refrigerated goods can be placed inside. After the soiled refrigerated warehouse has been cleaned, its temperature needs to be lowered again before goods can be placed inside. The total costs for cleaning a small refrigerated warehouse with a floor space of approx. 50 sqm including manpower and leasing costs for the refrigerated container can add up to more than a medium-sized four-digit sum.
In cooperation with its affiliated company mycon GmbH, Kipp Umwelttechnik GmbH has developed a special cleaner that is safe for use with food and also achieves excellent cleaning results even at sub-zero temperatures of at least -30°C. It is possible to clean at even lower temperatures with certain applications. The refrigerated goods can remain in the refrigerated warehouse during the cleaning work. The cleaning procedure itself is a carefully detailed and patent-pending procedure which has precisely specified consumption quantities. Knock-on effects, for instance the creation of explosive mixes at temperatures above 0°C when the refrigerated warehouse is switched off are completely ruled out.

 

Kipp Umwelttechnik GmbH not only supplies effective cleaning equipment but also an entire concept that is continuously monitored to ensure that the stored refrigerated goods are not damaged. Every cleaning procedure is documented and the data saved.

 

Kipp Umwelttechnik GmbH commissioned the Hannover-based company Wessling GmbH to examine and certify its cleaning agents and procedures. Wessling has a workforce of around 1200 employees and is one of the leading companies in the field of consulting, analysis and testing on the market. Wessling tested the procedure developed by Kipp Umwelttechnik GmbH and its cleaning agents, which were also developed by Kipp Umwelttechnik GmbH and mycon GmbH, and classified them as safe for use in the food industry; they were approved in conjunction with the operating instructions issued by Kipp Umwelttechnik GmbH.

 

This means that every customer in the food industry can have a sense of security and verify to their own customers and public authorities that Kipp Umwelttechnik GmbH, or one of its partner companies cleaned the refrigerated warehouse in compliance with all safety and food-rated requirements.

Floor in a refrigerated warehouse after cleaning

Floor in a refrigerated warehouse before and after cleaning

Cleaning of cooling towers

The pipes in the cooling tower were temporarily supplied with lime-containing water. As a result, a hard limestone armour had developed around the pipes.

The JetMaster combination system successfully cleaned the outer pipe surfaces.

The zinc coating – which had been destroyed by chemical cleaning – is not attacked by JetMaster.

Exterior view of a cooling tower with removed lime deposits

Removed lime during cooling tower cleaning with the JetMaster combination system

Cooling tower pipes after cleaning

Cleaning of a cooling plant

Cleaning of trickling filters of the cooling unit shown above in installed condition

Cleaning of trickling filters of a cooling plant in disassembled condition

The entire JetMaster combination system (incl. JetPower) is used for cleaning surfaces with limescale residues. More information about the JetMaster combination system can be found on the JetMaster product page of the mycon GmbH.