Clean-in-place is the process of cleaning equipment without disassembly or having to transport it to a different location. It comes with several benefits over the traditional manual cleaning.
Clean-in-place systems use several holding tanks to store their chemical solutions. The chemicals are pumped out of the storage tanks and into the tanks you are cleaning. Typically, a spray ball is used within the tank to coat all the interior surfaces with the chemicals. The chemicals that are used to clean the tank are pumped back out and into the CIP storage tank to be used several more times before being replaced.