Plant-wide CIP Optimisation (2019-20)

Plant-wide CIP Optimisation (2019-20)

Project outcomes

Sponsored by Burra Foods Australia

This project is proudly funded and supported by Gardiner Dairy Foundation


Project title:
Plant-wide CIP Optimisation
Description of the project:

Adequate cleaning of process equipment is crucial in the safe and efficient production of high-quality dairy products. At Burra Foods, equipment is typically cleaned via a Clean-in-Place (CIP) system incorporating caustic and acid wash stages. An online CIP monitoring tool has been developed by Burra Foods and basic functionality is being utilised, however the system is capable of significantly more.

This project will improve Burra Foods CIP systems by identifying key quality, efficiency, and yield improvements to ensure CIP circuits are operating optimally. Tasks include:

  • Review of all major CIP circuits to identify current performance and optimisation opportunities, including review of time, temperature, flow rate, chemical concentration and interface duration
  • Quantification of expected benefits from optimisation opportunities
  • Implementation prioritisation of workflow for CIP optimisation
  • Improving CIP mistake proofing by further extension of the CIP tool

Project brief

Project brief

Sponsored by Burra Foods Australia

This project is proudly funded and supported by Gardiner Dairy Foundation

Location:
Korumburra, Victoria 3950
Description of the project:

Adequate cleaning of process equipment is crucial in the safe and efficient production of high-quality dairy products. At Burra Foods, equipment is typically cleaned via a Clean-in-Place (CIP) system incorporating caustic and acid wash stages. An online CIP monitoring tool has been developed by Burra Foods and basic functionality is being utilised, however the system is capable of significantly more.

This project will improve Burra Foods CIP systems by identifying key quality, efficiency, and yield improvements to ensure CIP circuits are operating optimally. Tasks include:

  • Review of all major CIP circuits to identify current performance and optimisation opportunities, including review of time, temperature, flow rate, chemical concentration and interface duration
  • Quantification of expected benefits from optimisation opportunities
  • Implementation prioritisation of workflow for CIP optimisation
  • Improving CIP mistake proofing by further extension of the CIP tool

Project outcomes

This project has been closed
Project Aims:

Key outcomes of this work will include:

  • Validation of flowpaths on CIP review tool
  • Confirmation of current CIP metrics and identification of root cause for failure to meet requirements or issues such as CIP set fouling
  • Identification of CIP circuits with optimisation opportunities
  • Delivery of business case to implement CIP optimisation recommendations, with capital request raised where required
  • Execution plan for improvements of above CIP circuits.

https://www.gardinerfoundation.com.au/miti/

Available to:
Undergraduate students in penultimate and subsequent year (including honours)
Postgraduate students
PhD students (coursework and research)
Faculty or Department:
Engineering
Sector:
Dairy
Employment Type:
Scholarship

Applications for this project are welcome from penultimate and subsequent year undergraduates, Masters and PhD students (coursework and research) who are currently enrolled full-time at Monash including for the period December 2019 to end of February 2020.

Selection Criteria:

Your application will be reviewed by senior university members and assessed against the following criteria:

  • Quality of covering letter, resume and on-line application including spelling & grammar
  • Relevance of your degree to the project(s) you select
  • Skills, ability, knowledge and experience relevant to the project (s) you apply for
  • Extra - curricular activities (i.e. sports/clubs & societies/memberships)
  • Career goals & ambitions
  • Academic performance
  • Successful completion of group activity
  • Successful interview with industry partner

Please note:

  • Scope for MITI projects are determined by the industry partners, this includes student disciplines and whether they require students at undergraduate, Masters or PhD level.
  • The final selection of the MITI project team will be made by the industry partner.
Duration:
12 Weeks
Max number of recipients:
2
Application process:

A cover letter and current CV are mandatory requirements of the application process.

Your cover letter should state the following information in a clear and concise manner:

  • why this project is of particular interest to you
  • an outline of your experience either through work, study or other interests to support your application
  • what you can contribute as a member of the team

Burra Foods Australia

Burra Foods is an Australian dairy ingredient processor that for over two decades has been producing and marketing value-added dairy products to the global food manufacturing market.
Specialising in creating products that deliver the functional and sensory characteristics of fresh milk, we have significant international market experience and a reputation for being a reliable supplier of high quality dairy products. These include natural cheese, fresh milk concentrates, food preparations, specialty milk powders and fresh dairy ingredients.

Our manufacturing plant is located in the heart of South Gippsland at Korumburra, in south eastern Victoria, and we have offices in Melbourne, Hong Kong and Tokyo.

https://www.gardinerfoundation.com.au/miti/