Mother tank, storage system for the safe handling of standard chemotainers
iglo has set itself the task of constantly reducing its impact on the environment and is focussing, among other things, on water/waste water management. For the storage of cleaning concentrates, iglo uses mother tanks from Alltech.
TWO MOTHER TANKS ARE USED AT IGLO IN REKEN FOR THE STORAGE OF ACIDIC AND ALKALINE CLEAINING CONCENTRATES.
Product residues in production facilities in the food industry consist of greasy residues, product deposits and mineral residues.
To ensure hygienic production and clean batch changes, product residues are removed within the plants using CIP ‘cleaning-in-place’ in validated cleaning processes. iglo uses mother tanks at the production plant in Reken, Westmünsterland, for decanting from IBC delivery containers and for storing the acidic and alkaline cleaning concentrates.
The cleaning concentrates are automatically dosed from the mother tanks into the production plant’s CIP system using a pipe, feed pump, volumetric flow meter and control valve to produce the working solutions
HYDROCHLORIC ACID FOR THE PH NEUTRALISATION OF ALKALINE DEVIATIONS IN THE FACTORY WASTE WATER.
IBCs (Industrial Bulk Containers) with hydrochloric acid are positioned directly on the container using a forklift or lifting device and emptied completely into it. This ensures a continuous supply to the chemical dosing system and the time of the transfer process does not have to be monitored precisely. The hydrochloric acid is conveyed from the mother tank into a ring line, from which alkaline deviations in the factory waste water are corrected at three different local positions within the iglo waste water pre-treatment system using a pH control algorithm.