Seiberling - process engineering - automation

Fortune 500 Company - New Chemical Plant



Description of Project

Seiberling developed and designed the CIP and chemical piping system for this new agricultural chemical facility in France.  This was the FIRST NEW agricultural chemical plant in the world to apply Clean-in-Place (CIP) technology.


Provided process/CIP design assistance for a chemical processing facility that required a high degree of cleanability due to the extremely low levels of carryover tolerance between the various products produced. The toxic nature of the concentrated ingredients/products required a highly developed means of containment to protect the operators and the environment. Seiberling worked with the client’s engineering staff to develop CIP cleaning concepts that had not been used anywhere else in the world at the time for similar processes. A thorough review of process equipment, transfer lines, emergency ductwork, etc. was performed and a list of recommendations developed as to how the equipment could be modified to ensure cleanability in a contained manner.

Over 220 custom spray devices were developed and installed for use in Teflon-lined pipe and various reactors and equipment that had previously been manually cleaned requiring extensive downtime and presented safety concerns to operators.

The CIP system was developed to clean the entire facility consisting of over 25 pieces of equipment and miles of pipe extending over six building levels in a single circuit.  The automated CIP design provided for a cleaning program which minimized water usage and delivered a quick turnaround time while reducing operator exposure to toxic chemicals. CIP waste streams were incinerated to minimize risk to the environment.


Consumer Products


Seiberling services were secured from conceptual design through start-up and commissioning.

Seiberling Contact

Robert Price
Senior Project Manager