Dairy Establishment Inspection Manual – Chapter 19 Appendices
Appendix 18 Vacuum Breaker

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Image - Vacuum Breaker. Description follows.

Description of image - Vacuum Breaker

This diagram illustrates the proper installation of a CIP-type vacuum breaker so that the air intake is not a source of contamination. The components in the diagram are as follows:

  • Constant level tank
  • Plate heat exchanger
  • CIP-type Vacuum breaker Vacuum breaker's air intake at 12 inches above highest potential raw line
  • Umbrella deflector
  • Funnel
  • Air gap that is 2 times the diameter of the vacuum breaker's ait intake line
  • CIP Return line to constant level tank
  • Pasteurized product tank
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