Suncombe Ltd

We offer a range of CIP Cleaning solutions to meet your requirements including static CIP systems and mobile CIP systems. Our CIP cleaning systems are used in the pharmaceutical, biotech, food, beverage and other critical hygiene sectors. Our systems The benefits of our CIP systems include control, efficiency, better productivity, easy to use and cost effectiveness. Our systems meet health and safety as well as environmental issues and legislation and have been developed to meet your requirements. 

What is CIP?

CIP or in its full form, Cleaning In Place, is defined as Equipment and techniques to allow cleaning of process equipment without dismantling or manual cleaning with minimal operator involvement.

Suncombe and Washing

Suncombe's founder pioneered the technology of CIP in the 1950's. Suncombe Mobile CIP Systems have been supplied for over 50 years and are used throughout the world in many different industries and sectors.

  • First System installed in 1961
  • 1,000s of System used throughout the world.
  • 50+ years of design experience.
  • Developed with major clientele to meet their requirements.
  • Suitable for full validation.

Benefits of CIP?

  • Reproducible, Repeatable, Validatable and Controllable Results
  • Reduction of Cleaning Time
  • Increased productivity through reduction of down time
  • Chemical Handling Reduction
  • Simple Operation
  • Cost and Utility Savings including chemicals, water and effluent, labour time etc.
  • Health and Safety
  • Batch Traceability and Records
  • Stronger Chemicals and higher temperatures can be used
  • Environmental Issues and Legislation


  1. New CIP System Feature Offers ‘Sterilising on the Move’
    22 June 2017

    Suncombe, one of the world’s leading Cleaning In Place (CIP), bio-waste decontamination and hygienic process engineers, has announce the launch of a sterilising version of its well-established MobileCIP™ portable CIP System.

    Primarily for use in the BioPharma sector, the new range is called the MobileCIP/SIP™ and has been developed in close co-ordination with major biopharma clients, which requested the ability to carry out Sterilise in Place (SIP) directly after Cleaning in Place.

    As well as encompassing sector standard methodologies for validatable SIP, the new range incorporates an advanced control system, built to GAMP guidelines with 21CFR part11 compliance, offering audit trails and user access controls by passwords. With a standard SIP setting of 121.11°C for 30 minutes, the versatile control system allows configuration of F0 (Steam Sterilization Lethality) sterilising parameters.
    Designed to comply with ASME BPE (Bioprocessing Equipment) – the international standard for the design and construction of equipment intended for use in the manufacturing of biopharmaceuticals – they include compliance with the ‘ 2D deadleg’ rule, an area of entrapment in a vessel or piping run that could lead to contamination of the product. The system also offers full drainability, full traceability and is completely validatable

    Steve Overton, Suncombe's Technical Director, comments, "Our MobileCIP™ systems are very successful and are already widely in use around the world. Initially developed to be a versatile CIP system, with options and custom designs for client specific requirements, the MobileCIP/SIP™ versions now offer an even more flexible solution without any loss of performance or reporting.”

    They are available with the full range of CIPSuite™ control systems, both Siemens and Allen Bradley based, from the basic #1000 to SCADA based #4000, incorporating 1 to 100 individually configurable recipes with options for 21CFR11 compliant records.

    Without taking up permanent floor space and avoiding pipework installation, all MobileCIP™ units are ready to use, plug-in solutions for many cleaning requirements. Easily moved to different operating or storage locations, operational parameters for recipes (times, temperatures, flow rates, detergent strength) can be stored for both existing and future equipment.

    Helping to minimise validation and qualification, the new MobileCIP/SIP™ systems include a full validation package including risk assessment, design, manufacture, testing and qualification protocols. Fully certified, the cGMP designed systems comply with all legislative and safety standards. Available in standard or bespoke versions, they are incorporate GAMP, ASME BPE, FDA and ATEX guidelines.

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  2. Dosing Skid Range Expands to Meet New Demand
    5 August 2016

    Suncombe, which design and manufactures high quality cleaning, biowaste decontamination and processing systems for the critical processing Industries, is expanding its range of liquid Dosing Skids to meet fresh demand from customers for larger storage capacities and flow-rates.

    Primarily developed for supporting Suncombe’s range of Cleaning In Place (CIP) systems and cGMP Washers, they also provide a custom chemical dosing facility for many other user requirements.

    The skids, predominantly used in the pharmaceutical, biotech, healthcare, food and beverage sectors, are designed to meet the high specification and documentation standards required in these industries. The new capacity skids extend the storage capacity to single, twin or triple 1,000 litre storage, with dosing flow-rates of up to 900, 1,800 and 2,700 litres per hour.

    Designed to provide a robust, reliable, repeatable and validatable method of storage and dosing of liquids, the skids are available for most commonly used liquid solutions and chemical compounds.

    Explaining the reasons for extending the range Suncombe operations director Steve Overton said, “Our customers are continually reviewing their process requirements and have identified the need for higher capacities and higher flow-rates in this area, without loss of control, reliability and validation. Suncombe has responded by taking these well proven modules and creating additional storage to meet these new requirements.”

    Construction of the dosing skids is from high quality stainless, duplex, PE and compatible material dosing tanks, with stainless steel framework and control panels and 316 stainless steel pipework as standard. Duplex steel or plastic pipework is used where chemical compatibility is required. The systems provide variable speed, high accuracy dosing controls utilising stepper motor technology.

    The number of dosing tanks can vary between 1 and 4 with capacities varying between 30 and 1,000 litres. Dosing rates can be varied between one and 30 litres per minute using atmospheric or pressure vessels, with head pressures from 1 and 8 bar. The units can be provided with manual, semi-automatic, automatic, volume/volume dosing, batch, pH or conductivity control.

    Skid mounted, sanitary modular dosing systems help simplify the installation of complicated processes and are used throughout industry. By providing a controlled environment for manufacture, skid mounting allows ‘in process’ inspection and Factory Acceptance testing prior to delivery. Optional printed 21CFR11 electronic records and batch reports are available.

    Complementing Suncombe’s extensive range of CIPs, BioWaste Decontamination Systems, Washers and Process skids, the new expanded range of liquid Dosing Skids are manufactured in the United Kingdom and are available worldwide through its sales networks.

    Dosing Skid Range Expands to Meet New Demand

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