To verify and change the desiccant for effective functioning of desiccator.
This procedure is applicable to maintain all desiccators lying in Quality Control Laboratory.
Doing : Technical Assistant
Checking : Executive /
Head of the department.
5.1 Remove the containers of the desiccator and put them in a Hot Air oven.
5.2 Remove the desiccant and destroy it.
5.3 Clean the desiccator with water, detergent solution and again with water. Mop it with dry cotton cloth.
5.4 Allow it to dry.
5.5 Fill the new desiccant (calcium chloride) up to the cup height.
5.6 Transfer all the containers back into the desiccator.
5.7 Apply silicone gel to the lid and top circumference of the desiccator.
5.8 Check that all the containers placed in the desiccator are labelled properly.
5.9 Record it in the format as per annexure.
5.10 Change the desiccant once in a quarter / wherever it seems to be change.
6.1 SOP - Standard Operating Procedure
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