Cleaning time is costly. It means downtime for the system, while often requiring a large amount of resources including water, energy, and chemistry to run the automated processes. Optimizing the entire process can help facilities reduce costs and cleaning time, without impacting product quality.
In any manufacturing process, maintaining a clean environment by preventing microbial contamination or cross-contamination is critical for the safety and quality of your products, mitigating regulatory risk.
That’s why having a validated process is required. An SOP should outline parameters for the four factors of clean in a system: time, mechanical action, chemical concentration, and temperature. While slight adjustments to any of the four can make subtle improvements in efficiency, reviewing the four together in a harmonized fashion can help identify opportunities and establish a plan for taking real advantage of any efficiency gains.
As part of our audit of your facilities we can uncover new value opportunities that include: