Want Chlorine Free Cleaning for your Milking Parlour?

Date: 09/01/17

Want Chlorine Free Cleaning for your Milking Parlour?

All dairy farmers know that they have a responsibility to minimise or eliminate residues in milk during the production process. A key area of interest for Irish farmers is chlorate residue which can be left by using chlorinated cleaning products to clean equipment. This increases the trichloromethane (TCM) within the product which can have an impact on products being exported for example as lactic butter or infant milk formula.

Increasingly farmers are turning to chlorine free wash systems to reduce the TCM level in their milk. It is important that a structured wash programme is followed to ensure effective cleaning of the equipment and also thorough rinsing at each stage.

A suggested chlorine free wash programme may run as follows:

Step 1 – Wash jets and clusters and remove milk filters

Step 2 – Rinse the system thoroughly using at least 14 litres of water per cluster

Step 3 – Add a chlorine free cleaning product such as Autosan Blue which can be used at a rate of 0.5% in hot water or 1% in cold water following the equipment installation manual

Step 4 – Circulate the product for 10 minutes to ensure all areas of the system are reached

Step 5 – Rinse system well using at least 10 litres per unit of clean cold water with peracetic acid at 0.2% dosage rate.

At least three times a week you should use a product to remove mineral deposits such as Kilco Milkstone Remover.

For more information about how to implement chlorine free cleaning in your parlour please contact your local Kilco representative.

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