1.0 OBJECTIVETo describe the procedure for the calibration of bacteriological incubator.
2.0 SCOPEThis SOP is applicable for the calibration of bacteriological incubator.
Microbiologist - Quality Control
Manager - Quality Control
5.1 General cleaning procedure
5.1.1 Ensure that the power supply to the incubator is switched OFF.
5.1.2 De-dust the incubator daily externally with a clean dry cloth.
5.1.3 Once in a week remove adhered dust by wet mopping using soap solution. Afterwards wipe the surface with a clean dry cloth to remove the moisture.
5.1.4 Mop the interior surfaces with a clean dry cloth, daily.
5.2 Operating Procedure
5.2.1 Ensure that the incubator is properly connected to the power supply.
5.2.2 Switch 'ON' the main switch and then the cabinet switch.
5.2.3 Set the required temperature to 37.0 °C by pressing the 'set knob and soft keys.
5.2.4 Monitor the temperature daily as per following procedure.
5.2.5 Temperature shall be recorded which is displayed on LCD of controller of incubator.
5.2.6 Observe the temperature shown on digital display. The temperature should not differ by + 2 °C.
5.2.7 Temperature of incubator having online printer shall be recorded in printout chart.
5.2.8 Take the print out on monthly basis.
5.2.9 If the online recording system is not working properly inform Manager-QC and put 'Out of Order' label.
5.2.10 Once the printer is rectified, a comment shall be written on the printout for the gap period.
5.2.11 Report any discrepancy observed during operation or temperature monitoring to Manager-QC.
5.2.12 Inform to Engineering Department for rectification and put the status label of 'Under Maintenance'.
5.2.13 Maintain the record of incubator usage as per annexure I.
5.2.14 If online printer is not working satisfactory fill the temperature record as per annexure II.
6.1 SOP - Standard Operating Procedure
ANNEXURE - I
BACTERIOLOGICAL INCUBATOR USAGE LOG
__________________ TEMP RANGE
ANNEXURE - II
TEMPERATURE MONITORING RECORD
Temp. at 09.00. hours
Temp. at 17.00. hours
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