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Appendix N: Clean in place (CIP)-type vacuum breaker

image of a vacuum breaker. Description follows.
Description of image: Vacuum breaker

This diagram illustrates the proper installation of a clean in place (CIP)-type vacuum breaker so that the air intake is not a source of contamination. The components in the diagram are as follows:

  • Constant level tank
  • Plate heat exchanger
  • CIP-type Vacuum breaker Vacuum breaker's air intake at 30 cm (12 inches) above highest potential raw line
  • Umbrella deflector
  • Funnel
  • Air gap that is 2 times the diameter of the vacuum breaker's air intake line
  • CIP return line to constant level tank
  • Pasteurized product tank
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