Forschung Projektdatenbank Hygienic production Simulation Software for Cleanability of Open Systems

Simulation Software for Cleanability of Open Systems

Development of a simulation software for assessing the expected cleanability of open systems in the food industry

Workgroup: Hygienic production

Scientific Partners and Guidance:

  1. Fraunhofer AVV, Mr. A. Boye
  2. Technical University Dresden, Mr. D. Höhne

IGF: 413 ZBR
Financing: BMWi
Duration: 2012 – 2014

Nowadays, plenty of machines for the food processing industry are equipped with automatic cleaning systems (sprays and water jets). Nevertheless, an easy to use computer based design tool to support engineers in designing these cleaning systems for open surfaces is still missing.

Hence, the common aim of this and the previous project is the implementation of CIP-designing into the constructive development process using an appropriate software solution. Based on the developed spray shadow simulation, rinsing water will be regarded in this project. Furthermore, areas which are cleaned by direct impact of the impinging jets will be spatially resolved quantitatively. To achieve both sub-goals, adequate methods for the experimental comparison and validation have to be developed.

The simulation results will be calculated in real-time and shown onto the surfaces of the specific test models. Consequently, if the project is finished successfully, engineers have an innovative software tool for optimizing cleaning systems used in open processes.