Increase Turbulence - Case Study

Blast it!  And Save Water

Some newer milking systems use air injectors that boost the cleaning action and cut water use.  They are standard on systems with pipes wider than 50mm diameter.  The systems can be retro-fitted to existing systems as well.  Darold Klindworth from the National Milk Harvesting Centre said the air injectors intermittently inject air into the milking system during the pipeline cleaning cycle.  The bursts of air form turbulence and slugs of cleaning boost the cleaning power.  Properly adjusted air injectors reduce the amount of water and chemicals needed to clean pipelines by between 10 and 30 per cent, according to the University of Wisconsin. 

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