DPC 70, Small Ruminant Milking Systems

Item #: DPC-070

Published: 2000

Pages: 29

This guideline provides a practical discussion, for dairymen and certified equipment dealers, of the installation, cleaning and sanitizing of small ruminant milking systems. The installation sections cover basic information regarding applications and approvals, the electrical power supply, the vacuum system and sanitary piping 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 Manufactures Council of the Farm and Industrial Equipment Institute.

Subjects discussed pertain to cleaning and sanitizing and include: steps in cleaning mechanical cleaned pipeline systems, cleaning and sanitizing bucket milking machines, cleaning pulsation lines, clean farm milk tanks and troubleshooting cleaning problems.

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:
INTRODUCTION 
MILKING MACHINE FUNCTION
APPLYING FOR INSTALLATION PERMIT
     APPROVAL
     TESTING AND TRAINING
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
ELECTRICAL POWER SUPPLY
     CHECK WITH POWER SUPPLIER
     CONFORM WITH CODES
     PROTECT YOURSELF
          Bonding
          Ground Fault Interrupters
     PROTECT YOUR MILK
          Milk Line Position Switch
THE VACUUM SYSTEM
     VACUUM PUMP
          Location
          Types
          Size
          Adjustment for Elevation
          Exhaust
     REGULATORS & SAFETY VALVES
          Capacity
          Location
          Safety Release Valves
     VACUUM LEVEL
          GOATS
          SHEEP
     AIR LINES (VACUUM)
     MATERIALS
     SIZE
          Main Vacuum Line Sizing
          Trap Line
          Pulsation Lines
     PULSATION SPEED AND RATIO
     INSTALLATION
          Drains
SANITARY TRAPS
SANITARY PIPING AND COMPONENTS
     MILK AND WASH LINES
          Fabrication
          Welding
          Inspection Ports
          Ferrules & Gaskets
          Support
          Sleeves
          Insulation
          Grounding and Bonding
     FROM MILKING CLUSTERS TO RECEIVER
          Milking Cluster
          Air Inlets
          Liners
          Milk Hoses
          Milk Inlets
          Milking Pipelines
          Multiple Loops
PROPOSED NUMBER OF UNITS PER SLOPE
     FROM RECEIVER TO THE MILK TANK
          Receiver Group
          Milk Pump
          Probes
          Milk Filters
          Three Types of Filters
          Precoolers
          Discharge Line
          Milk Line Position Switch
     WASHING COMPONENTS
          Wash Valves
          Wash/Mechanical Cleaned lines
          Wash Tanks Or Vats
          Diversion Valves
          Wash Inlets
          Wash Manifolds
          Air Injectors
          Splitter Tees
          Lowlines
          Wash Manifolds
          Hoses
          Drainage
          Volume of Water
          Booster Heaters
          End Of Milking Flush
     SPECIAL ITEMS
          Backflushing
          Milk Transfer Stations
          Milk Meters
          Compressed Air
          Water
CLEANING AND SANITIZING MILKING EQUIPMENT
     SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
     PROCEDURES TO CLEAN MECHANICAL CLEANED PIPELINE SYSTEMS
     CLEANING AND SANITIZING BUCKET MILKING MACHINES
     CLEANING PULSATION LINES
     CLEANING VACUUM TRAP LINES
     CLEANING FARM BULK MILK TANKS
          Manual Cleaning
          Mechanical Cleaning
     CLEANING MILK CANS
TROUBLESHOOTING CLEANING PROBLEMS
      EXAMINATION AREAS
      CAUSES OF CLEANING PROBLEMS
      PROBLEM FILMS

All DPC Guidelines go through an extensive peer review process. More information is available here.

DPC 70, Small Ruminant Milking Systems

Click to enlarge

Printed Guidelines only available by request by emailing the DPC.

Digital E-Guideline (PDF)
$11.50

Quantity: