DPC 2, Effective Installation, Cleaning and Sanitizing of Milking Systems

Item #: DPC-002

Published: 2007

Pages: 32

This guideline provides a practical discussion, for dairymen and certified equipment dealers, of the installation, cleaning and sanitizing of milking systems. 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 Design, Fabrication and Installation of Milking and Milk Handling Equipment, and with the Milking Machine Manufacturers Council of the Farm and Industrial Equipment Institute. Subjects discussed pertaining to cleaning and sanitizing include: steps in cleaning mechanical cleaned pipeline systems, cleaning and sanitizing bucket milking machines, cleaning pulsation lines, cleaning farm milk tanks, and troubleshooting cleaning problems. Also provided are: model application forms, scheduled maintenance services for milking and cooling systems, a checklist for troubleshooting high PI counts, terminology for milking machine systems, sources of cleaners and sanitizers, cfm ratings for vacuum pumps, and a list of useful references.

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
BACKGROUND AND OVERVIEW
APPLYING FOR, AND 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
          Vacuum Controllers and Safety Valves
     MILKING SYSTEM TEST PROCEDURE
          Dynamic Milking Time Testing
          Static Testing
     VACUUM LINES
SANITARY PIPING AND COMPONENTS
     FROM MILKING UNITS TO RECEIVER
     FROM RECEIVER TO BULK MILK TANK
     WASHING COMPONENTS
     SPECIAL ITEMS
CLEANING AND SANITIZING MILKING EQUIPMENT
     PROCEDURES TO MECHANICALLY CLEAN PIPELINE SYSTEMS
     CLEANING PULSATOR AIRLINES
     CLEANING SANITARY TRAP VACUUM LINE
TROUBLESHOOTING CLEANING PROBLEMS
     EXAMINATION AREAS
     CAUSES OF CLEANING PROBLEMS
APPENDIX A. APPLICATION TO INSTALL OR REMODEL A MILKING SYSTEM
APPENDIX B.  APPLICATION TO MODIFY OR INSTALL MILK-RELATED EQUIPMENT
APPENDIX C. SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE FOR MILKING SYSTEMS

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