Milking System Cleaning

External cleaning of the milking board:

As soon as the milking is over, the foamed exterior cleaning of the milkheads, pipes and cleanable outer part is done with Dezinfex FALKA Ultra 335, the milking heads are attached to the washing heads (Jetter) and the filters are removed.

Prewashing of milking equipment:

The pre-rinse should be carried out with warm water (about 40-50 C). If the water used is cold (below 35 degrees), the milk crystallizes and forms an oil film on the equipment. If hot water is used in the preliminary rinse (over 50 degrees) this time the proteins break down and the protein layer in the film forms and the washing becomes difficult. Warm water will help to heat the equipment for main washing. Cold rinsing can be done on cold recommended products.

Main wash:

The water temperature is ideal at 55-60 degrees Celsius. Due to the coldness of the pipes in the system, the temperature of the first entering water may be a little bit higher but it should not be over 70 degrees. Otherwise, the proteins are cooked and not cleaned. The flow rate of the water should not be less than 1.5 meters / sec to ensure effective cleaning. The air entering the system causes turbulence and creates a scrubbing effect on the equipment and increases the washing quality. Washing should be between 10-15 minutes. If it cools, the water will cool down and the oil will surface again. In main wash, one of Dezinfex CHLR 305 or Dezinfex CHLR Plus 306 low alkali foam with Alkali Chloride is recommended. These cleaners disinfect bacteria with chlorine content while cleaning the environment with high alkali content. The alkaline detergents in these products dissolve the oil, protein and carbohydrates in the milk. If it is chlorine, it breaks down the protein structure and prevents film dirt from forming on the surface. Washing can also be done with non-foaming Non-chlorine-free Alkali cleaners. (Dezinfex ALKA 320 or Dezinfex ALKA Plus 321) The important thing to know here is the shudder; bacteria can only multiply in environments where organic (protein carbohydrate) dirt is present. Cleaning with chlorine-free alkaline cleaners will not leave dirt on the environment, so there will be no suitable medium for bacteria and bacteria will not multiply. However, Dezinfex Doxi 351 is recommended for complete disinfection of the system.


The system should be rinsed with water after alkaline scrubbing. Depending on the hardness of the water used, it should be washed against milk and limestone, which can be formed by 1-3 system rinses, alkali, rinsing and acid washing behind (Dezinfex DACID 340) per week. Recommended for at least 5-10 minutes with warm water (40-45 degrees). A very important fact to note is that Dezinfex DACID 340 is an acid based product that does not clean oil, dirt and protein residues. Acid washing is only for milk stones and lime residues. Because the acid is acid, it is used as a false belief that it is ‘very strong’ instead of alkaline. This is not a correct cleaning. In this respect, after the pre-wash, the system is washed with an alkaline cleaner, then rinsed again and then rinsed with Dezinfex DACID 340 and rinsed again.

Final rinse:

Afterwards, the system should be rinsed with cold water again. Milk tanks should be cleaned in a similar way. Non-CIP tanks need to be cleaned by entering.