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Thread: SOPs for cleaning perlick sample ports in line

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    SOPs for cleaning perlick sample ports in line

    Hi Everyone,

    I'm revisiting some SOPs and was hoping to reach out and see if anyone has anything they'd like to share regarding how they clean and sanitize their Perlick sample ports in line of FVs and BTs.

    Thanks!

    Kurt

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    When we clean our brite tanks under pressure we put a butterfly valve behind the perlick - this allows us to keep that port closed, remove and disassemble the perlick for a good soaking, and get it properly sanitized before putting the tank back in rotation. We used to just open the perlicks a couple times during CIP and let some cleaner dribble through them but that was sorely inadequate. Following that we removed them from the tank, opened them fully, and left them in a pail of alkaline cleaner soaking with the other tank parts. This was also inadequate. We now disassembler, clean, sanitize and reassemble every turn.

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    That pretty much covers FVs. For bright tank CIP (under pressure) I use a cross fitting on the CIP arm with a butterfly valve to restrict flow and a length of vinyl tubing sized to clamp on to the sample valve. Start CIP with the valve closed and open it just enough to get continuous flow through the valve. Same deal with the other side of the cross, but going to the carb stone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by a10t2 View Post
    That pretty much covers FVs. For bright tank CIP (under pressure) I use a cross fitting on the CIP arm with a butterfly valve to restrict flow and a length of vinyl tubing sized to clamp on to the sample valve. Start CIP with the valve closed and open it just enough to get continuous flow through the valve. Same deal with the other side of the cross, but going to the carb stone.
    Thanks guys!

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