1.0 OBJECTIVE:To lay down the procedure for operating Muffle furnace.
2.0 SCOPE:This SOP shall be applicable to Quality Control Dept.
3.0 RESPONSIBILITY:Quality Control Supervisor
4.0 ACCOUNTABILITY:Sr. Manager Quality Assurance
5.0 PROCEDURE:5.1 Ensure that instrument door is closed before starting the operation.
5.2 Switch on the instrument.
5.3 Use temperature setting knob to set instrument at desired temperature.
5.4 Allow furnace to attain the set temperature.
5.5 Switch off the furnace.
5.6 Open the furnace door, Place crucible with substance to be ignited inside furnace, close the door & keep it for specified time period after switching on the furnace.
5.7 Switch off the furnace after stated time.
5.8 Allow the temperature to reach about 70 degree & place crucible ignited in a dessicator and allow to cool to R.T. before weighing.
6.0 ABBREVIATIONS6.1 SOP : Standard Operating Procedure
6.2 Dept. : Department
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