CIP Upgrade Module
For breweries with tanks up to about 5BBLs, we've added a CIP upgrade module to our Gladiator Keg Washer. When paired with your mobile pump, this low-cost option allows your keg washer to do double-duty to provide heated caustic, rinse water, and sanitizer for your CIP process.
How does it work?
When you're ready to CIP, enter the CIP module in your Gladiator controls to access the transfer buttons. Starting the cycle will transfer the heated caustic from the Gladiator to the brewery tank using the Gladiator's built-in pump. You'll then use your mobile pump to recirculate the caustic according to your operating process. Once the cycle is done, the caustic can be re-captured into the Gladiator (using the provided return port) for re-use.
You'll then use the momentary button on the CIP Module to send clean water (connected to the Gladiator water supply) to the brewery tank. After rinsing, engage the Sanitizer option to begin transferring sanitizer to your brewery. This will continue transferring until the momentary button is released, when you'll use your cart pump to recirculate the sanitizer according to your process.
What are the benefits?
- Heating only 20G of caustic in your HLT might not be possible, depending on your heat source. The minimum volume to engage the float (on an electric system) might be more than required for CIP, and heating only 20G using steam of direct fire can be inefficient. The CIP Module alleviates this by heating only what you need with minimal effort.
- Your HLT might not be available for heating your caustic when you're ready to CIP. You might be preparing for a second brew, or the water might be in use by other equipment, such as your canning line. The CIP Module will provide a second source for heated caustic and metered sanitizer when your HLT is busy with other stuff.
- While our dedicated CIP carts can be a real time-saver, many breweries don't have the space or budget for an extra piece of equipment when starting out, but most will need a keg washer and mobile pump. The CIP Module for the Gladiator is an inexpensive way to add extra functionality to your keg washer.
Ask us whether the CIP Module is right for your brewery!