Total Cleaning Program™ (TCP)

Phibro TCP delivers a turnkey solution that provides reliable and consistent Clean in Place (CIP) performance, cost savings and improved operational efficiencies. TCP is full customized to meet unique plant operational demands. The system utilizes deposit prevention technologies that reduce the rate and degree of foulant formation to keep running more efficiently between cleaning events. This is followed with application of advanced detergent rinse aids and CIP formulations that efficiently remove deposits that negatively impact plant performance.

This approach provides ethanol plants with a means to control plant operating pressures, improved heat-transfer efficiencies and reduce the potential for bacterial infections, leading to higher production yields and improved plant efficiencies.

Phibro TCP products include:

  • PhibroAC™: Acid plus detergent CIP concentrate
  • PhibroClean™: Surfactant-based detergent cleaner
  • PhibroSI™: Inorganic Scale Inhibitor
  • PhibroDC™: Organic Deposit control agent

Phibro TCP system utilizes a PLC-driven automated dosing and reporting system that delivers accurate and consistent application of Phibro’s range of deposit control and CIP cleaning formulations. The system also provides a means for ethanol plant management to track chemical usage and overall CIP costs in real time.

Phibro AC™

PhibroAC‘s superior performance is the result of combining a highly efficient, low-foaming surfactant system with an acid concentrate, to provide a powerful dual-action cleaning system.
Removing and controlling deposit build-up in evaporators and other plant equipment can keep your ethanol plant running smoother and more efficiently.
When used regularly as part of your  Clean In Place (CIP) program, PhibroAC provides the cleaning power needed to remove and reduce the formation of the most difficult to eliminate deposits found in ethanol production facilities including:

  • Beer Stone (calcium and magnesium oxalates)
  • Struvite
  • Calcium and magnesium phytates
  • Combined organic / inorganic deposits

For additional information on PhibroAC contact Phibro Ethanol.


PhibroClean is a proprietary surfactant formulation that improves CIP efficiency and effectiveness in ethanol production facilities. PhibroClean helps remove bacteria harboring deposits that caustic alone will not remove, improving plant performance and helping to reduce the risk of bacterial infections. When used as part of a plant’s ongoing CIP program, PhibroClean removes more deposits during CIP cleaning and helps keep plant equipment clean through regular use, by controlling the reformation of deposits on evaporators, pipes and other plant equipment
PhibroClean meets regulations for direct food contact per 21 CFR 173.340, and is safe as a processing aid during the production of DDG co-products at fuel and beverage ethanol facilities.
For additional information on PhibroClean contact Phibro Ethanol.

Phibro SI™

Phibro SI Scale Inhibitor is specifically formulated to help reduce scale formation prevalent in fuel ethanol plants.
Three pronged mode of action to help reduce scale formation:

Threshold inhibition
  • Process solution chemistry modification to favor the formation of soluble compounds vs insoluble compounds
  • Helps control the physical and chemical interaction of potential scale forming components, which can lead to a reduction in scale formation reactions
Crystal modification
  • Helps reduce the density of scale deposits that do form, making them more amorphous and less crystalline in nature
  • Makes fouling that does occur easier to remove during subsequent cleaning events

For additional information on Phibro SI contact Phibro Ethanol.