Hygienic Design

Hygienic design of a process plant is crucial in food production and the pharmaceutical industry, where clean and sterile environments are essential for product quality, safety, and compliance with regulations and standards.

The key considerations in hygienic design of a process plant include surfaces and materials, choice of surfaces, seals and gaskets, drainage, access for inspection and maintenance, separation of clean and unclean areas, and integration of CIP and SIP systems (Cleaning in Place and Sterilization in Place).

  • Materials: Materials used in the construction of the process plant must be easy to clean, resistant to corrosion, and non-reactive with products or cleaning agents.
  • Surfaces: Surfaces in contact with products or cleaning agents must be smooth, easy to clean, and free of cracks, seams, or other imperfections where bacteria or dirt can accumulate.
  • Seals and Gaskets: Sealing solutions must be hygienic and easy to clean to prevent leaks or contamination of the product.
  • Drainage: Effective drainage is essential to remove excess liquids and prevent the accumulation of water or product residues that can lead to bacterial growth or contamination.
  • Access for Inspection and Maintenance: The plant must be designed with easy access to all components and areas for inspection, maintenance, and cleaning. This includes access hatches, removable panels, and other mechanisms to facilitate inspection and cleaning of inaccessible areas.
  • Separation of Clean and Unclean Areas: The design should support clear separation between areas handling raw materials and areas handling finished products to prevent cross-contamination.
  • Integration of CIP and SIP Systems: Process plants should be designed for easy integration of CIP and SIP systems so that cleaning and sterilization can be performed efficiently without disassembling the equipment.

Hygienic design can help ensure that process plants meet necessary hygiene standards and ensure product quality and food safety.

Contact me for more information
Michael Hastrup Andersen
Director, Food & Biotech Section
Phone: +45 2481 0506

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We assist in clarifying and determining relevant hygiene standards for specific process plants. We design the plants, prepare tender documents, plan the project, ensure utility clarification, and handle installation, commissioning, and handover.

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