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Sanitization of modular conveyors

Project Description

Installation of a Jet System with a 180mm spinner to reduce labor and water consumption in the cleaning of a 200m long modular conveyor.



Original situation:

Challenges posed by the client:

The customer, a bakery industry, asked us for a proposal to optimize and improve the cleaning and sanitizing process of a modular conveyor of about 200m long.

Currently, the process involves high water consumption and human resources, resulting in high operating costs and prolonged downtime during cleaning . Until now, they were performing 8-hour shutdowns every three days to ensure conveyor sanitization.

There is a clear need to implement an automated system that allows efficient cleaning, reduces water consumption and improves the sanitization process, thus contributing to improving the overall efficiency of the operation and ensuring high standards of hygiene and quality in its production.

Proposed solution:

Customized steam solution developed by Giconmes.

Proposed solution:

The proposed solution consists of the implementation of an automated cleaning system, known as Jet System. This system is composed of a spinner, which acts as a header for the steam output, and is powered by a 20 kW electric steam generator. This combination of technologies allows for efficient and effective cleaning of modular conveyors in the bakery industry.

One of the main benefits of this solution is the drastic reduction in water consumption. Thanks to the controlled use of the steam generated by the system, it is possible to reduces water consumption by 90% compared to traditional cleaning methods. This reduction not only contributes to the conservation of water resources, but also results in significant savings in operating costs associated with water supply and treatment.

In addition to the efficiency in the use of water, the implementation of the Jet System allows a notable reduction in the time required to carry out the cleaning process. Whereas previously cleaning the modular conveyors required up to 8 hours of manual labor, with this automated solution, the time is reduced to only 3 hours. This improvement in process efficiency not only minimizes machine downtime, but also frees up human resources for other tasks within the production plant.

Another key benefit of the solution is the elimination of the need to use detergents during the cleaning process. The steam generated by the Jet System has disinfectant and degreasing properties, which allows for deep and effective cleaning without the need for additional chemicals. This not only reduces the costs associated with detergent procurement, but also contributes to environmental sustainability by minimizing the release of chemicals into the environment.

Technology used:


Return on investment in 8 months

Sanitization of modular conveyors time. Giconmes industrial steam generators

The time required for cleaning is reduced to 3 hours (more than 50% reduction).

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Reduction of water consumption by 90%, including the elimination of any chemical products.

Sanitization of modular conveyors users. Giconmes industrial steam generators

We expanded production capacity and practically eliminated the need for direct labor.

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There are no emissions beyond those produced during the electricity production process. Consequently, emissions can be neutral depending on the electricity mix. Electric steam boilers are the present and the future.

Absolutely. In fact, it is recommended to achieve maximum efficiency. There is no problem with remote control as long as it complies with current regulations.

A steam generator is a pressure vessel that, together with the piping network, is subject to regulatory control and complementary technical instructions, according to the regulations published in Royal Decree 809/2021, of September 21. Maintenance is divided into a part that can be easily fulfilled by the owner:

  1. Know and apply the manufacturer’s instructions regarding use, safety measures, and maintenance.
  2. Not to put the installation into service or prevent the operation of pressure equipment if the requirements of the Regulation are not met.
  3. Having at least the following documentation for the pressure equipment while they are installed: Declaration of conformity, manufacturer’s instructions (if applicable), and, if necessary, installation certificate, along with other supporting documentation (such as installation project, record of the last periodic inspection, certifications of equipment repairs or modifications, and any other documentation required by the relevant technical instruction complementary to this regulation). For detailed contents, refer to Annex IV of the regulation. Making this documentation available to the competent authority of the autonomous community and the companies responsible for maintenance, repair, or periodic inspections.
  4. Use the pressure equipment within its intended operating limits as specified by the manufacturer and take it out of service if it no longer meets the necessary safety requirements.
  5. Perform maintenance on the installations, pressure equipment, safety accessories, and control devices in accordance with the operating conditions and manufacturer’s instructions, and examine them at least once a year.
  6. Arranging for the necessary periodic inspections as required by Article 6 of the regulation.
  7. Having and maintaining an up-to-date record of pressure equipment categories I to IV, as defined in RD 709/2015, of July 24, or equipment similar to these categories according to Article 3.2 of the regulation, as well as their installations.

It is known that by applying heat to water, it transforms into steam at the boiling point and atmospheric pressure. From there, depending on the required saturation degree of steam for its proper application, we need to increase the pressure to obtain a higher temperature. To change the temperature and saturation degree of steam, we always need to modify the pressure.

It is a unit of pressure equivalent to 1 kg/cm2, 0.98 atmospheres, or 14.50 PSI.

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