Water Saving in the Routine Cleaning of Carcase Chillers

A trial was conducted to assess efficiencies across a range of input parameters from the introduction of an alternative dry manual cleaning program in beef chillers to the intensive cleaning procedures commonly used.

A way to reduce water consumption in the cleaning of any part of an abattoir is to undertake an effective dry clean before washing with water. Solid materials are scraped and removed from all surfaces, including floors. This concept was applied to the cleaning of beef chillers. The cleaning process was aided by the use of an electric powered mechanical floor scrubber.