SOP for Calibration of Disintegration Test Apparatus : Pharmaceutical Guidelines

SOP for Calibration of Disintegration Test Apparatus

Standard operating procedure to calibrate the disintegration test apparatus.

1.0  OBJECTIVE

       To check operation of the equipment for reliable and accurate results.

2.0  SCOPE

       This procedure is applicable to disintegration test apparatus, installed in quality control department. 

3.0  RESPONSIBILITY

3.1  Doing      : Technical Assistant/Executive
3.2  Checking : Executive /Assistant Manager

4.0  ACCOUNTABILITY

       Head of the Department

5.0  PROCEDURE

       Frequency : Once in a month
5.1  Operate the instrument as per standard operating procedure.
5.2  When indicator display 37°C, measure the temperature of individual beaker with thermometer and record the results in Annexure- I
5.3  Also record the number of up down cycles per minute. Note down four reading for each bath and record the results in Annexure –I.
5.4  Also measure the oscillation  and record the results in Annexure –I.
5.5  If the instrument is out of limit as in Annexure-I, follow the S.O.P.
       Note : Each instrument is calibrated with the respective serial number bath. Do not interchange the bath.

6.0  ABBREVIATION

6.1  °C = Degree centigrade
6.2  no. = Number



ANNEXURE-I
QUALITY CONTROL LABORATORY
   OPERATIONAL CHECK REPORT OF DISINTEGRATION TEST APPARATUS
Temperature setting : 37°C   Observed temp.    Beaker 1. _________ ( Limit : 35.0°C to 39.0°C)
                                                                        Beaker 2. _________ ( Limit : 35.0°C to 39.0°C)

Sr. No
Observed Up down cycles/minute
                   Remark
01





02

03

04

Limit : 29 to 32 cycles/minute
Measurement of  Oscillation  (Stroke length )
Sr. No
            Oscillation
                   Remark

Arm 1
Arm 2




01


02


03


04


Limit : 55 +/- 2 mm



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