DPC 102, Installation, Cleaning and Sanitizing of Tie Barn Milking Systems

Item #: DPC-102

Published: 2006

Pages: 28

This guideline provides a practical discussion, for dairy producers and equipment dealers of the installation, cleaning and sanitizing of bucket milking systems and around the stable pipelines. The installation sections cover basic information regarding applications and approvals, the electrical power supply, the vacuum system and sanitary piping and components. The recommendations are kept in line with those of 3-A Accepted Practices for the Design, Fabrication and Installation of Milking and Milk Handling Equipment, the Milking Machine Manufacturers Council of the Farm and Industrial Equipment Institute and the American Society of Agricultural Engineers. Subjects discussed pertaining to cleaning and sanitizing include: steps in cleaning mechanical cleaned pipeline systems, cleaning and sanitizing bucket milking machines, cleaning pulsation lines, and troubleshooting cleaning problems. Also provided are: model application forms, scheduled maintenance services for milking and cooling systems, and other useful references. Related Guidelines would be Guideline 2 for basic parlors, Guideline 4 for Double 10 and larger systems and Guideline 70 for small ruminant milking systems.

DISCLAIMER: The DPC is not responsible for the use or application of the information provided in this Guideline. It is the responsibility of the user to ensure that the information addresses their needs and that any action taken complies with appropriate regulations and standards.  

Table of Contents:
INTENT OF GUIDELINES
BACKGROUND AND OVERVIEW
APPLYING FOR APPROVAL OF MILKING AND MILK HANDLING SYSTEMS
ELECTRICAL POWER SUPPLY
     CHECK WITH POWER SUPPLIER
     CONFORM WITH CODES
     PROTECT YOURSELF
     PROTECT YOUR MILK
THE VACUUM SYSTEM
     VACUUM PUMP
          Size
          Vacuum pump sizing example
          Table 1 - Regulators and Safety Valves
     MILKING SYSTEM TEST PROCEDURE
          Dynamic milking time testing
          Static Testing:
     VACUUM LINES
SANITARY PIPING AND COMPONENTS
     MILK AND WASH LINES
     INSULATING AROUND-THE-BARN PIPELINE AND/OR WASH TANKS
     FROM MILKING UNITS TO RECEIVER
     FROM RECEIVER TO THE MILK TANK
WASHING COMPONENTS
SPECIAL ITEMS
CLEANING AND SANITIZING MILKING EQUIPMENT
     PROCEDURES TO MECHANICALLY CLEAN PIPELINE SYSTEMS
     CLEANING AND SANITIZING BUCKET MILKING MACHINES
     CLEANING PULSATION LINES
     CLEANING VACUUM TRAP LINE
APPENDIX 1A: APPLICATION TO INSTALL OR REMODEL A MILKING SYSTEM
APPENDIX 2. SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE SERVICE FOR MILKING AND COOLING SYSTEMS

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