1.0 OBJECTIVETo lay down the procedure for maintenance of desiccator.
2.0 SCOPEThis SOP is applicable for the maintenance of desiccators.
3.0 RESPONSIBILITYOfficer/ Executive - Quality Control
4.0 ACCOUNTABILITYManager – Quality Control
5.0 PROCEDURE5.1 Remove all the materials from desiccator and keep the same in another desiccator.
5.2 Remove the silica gel.
5.3 Clean the desiccator with water, soap solution and again with water. Dry mop it.
5.4 Allow it to dry.
5.5 Fill the dried silica gel.
5.6 Transfer all the materials back into the desiccator.
5.7 Ensure that all the containers placed in the desiccators are labeled.
5.8 The silica gel shall be changed after every fortnight.
5.9 Dry the silica gel in drying oven at 105ºC for three hours and record.
6.0 ABBREVIATION6.1 SOP - Standard Operating Procedure
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