Tank cleaning equipment

Better cleaning process for yogurt manufacturer

Yogurt manufacturer eliminates confined space entry, saves water, and drastically reduces tank cleaning time and chemical usage

A leading yogurt manufacturer contacted Alfa Laval to develop a better Cleaning-in-Place (CIP) cleaning process for their fermentation tanks. Their existing process was time consuming, ineffective, expensive, and required confined space entry.

Below is a before and after look at how effectively the Alfa Laval Gamajet high impact tank cleaners met their goals.


Static sprayballs

Alfa Laval GJ A6

Water usage* per CIP cycle

965 gallons

232 gallons


Recirculate through 3 spray balls using 80 GPM at 80 PSI. Drain and repeat twice. Rinse.

Recirculate through 2 Alfa Laval GJ A6 using 22 GPM and one botton-mounted spray ball. Drain and repeat twice. Rinse

Time spent cleaning

6 hours

3 hours

Confined space entry



*with 3% CIP solution


  • 75% water savings
  • 75% reduction in chemical usage
  • 50% reduction in cleaning time
  • Confined space entry eliminated

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