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SOP for Cleaning of Steritest


Standard operating procedure to clean the Steritest instrument used in microbial analysis.

1.0 OBJECTIVE

To lay down the procedure for cleaning of steritest equipment & its accessories.

2.0 SCOPE

This procedure is applicable to clean the equipment & accessories after testing.

3.0 RESPONSIBILITY

3.1 Doing : Technical Assistant
3.2 Checking : Executive /Manager

4.0 ACCOUNTABILITY 

Head of the Department

5.0 PROCEDURE

FREQUENCY : Daily or after use.

5.1 Cleaning of compact:

Clean the outer surface of the compact every day with a mild detergent & disinfect with 70 % IPA.

5.2 Cleaning of pump head. 

5.2.1 Wash the outer surface of pump head with a soft cloth using mild liquid detergent.
5.2.2 Dry it with compressed air .
5.2.3 Replace the clamp.

5.3 Clean the pump head weekly as follow

5.3.1 Open the clamp and pull it up vertically to remove it.
5.3.2 With an allen key, remove the screw and lift out the top protective plate and the rotar assembly .
5.3.3 Clean inside of the pump head with a soft brush dipped in detergent. Do not clean the top of the roller.
5.3.4 Dry inside of the pump head with compressed air.
5.3.5 Reinstall the rotor assembly and top protective plate.
5.3.6 Replace the clamp
Note: Never immerse the pump head in a liquid cleaning agent or alcohol.

5.4 Cleaning of the ampoule breaker

5.4.1 Remove the ampoule breaker from the compact system. Unscrew the dimond file from the breaker with a flathead screw drivers.
5.4.2 Immerse the ampoule breaker and file in a mild detergent solution, rinse and dry with compressed air.
5.4.3 Reinsert the breaker and dimond file on to the ampoule breaker in to compact system.
5.4.4 Autoclave the ampoule breaker and file at 121°C for 20 min daily. 

5.5 Cleaning of the drain tray

5.5.1 Pull out the drain tray and remove it from the compact system.
5.5.2 Immerse the drain tray in a detergent solution, rinse and dry with compressed air.
5.5.3 Reinsert the drain tray in to the compact system.
5.5.4 Autoclave the drain tray daily at 121°C for 20 min.
5.5.5 Keep the cleaning records as per Annexure-I

6.0 ABBREVIATIONS

6.1 °C = Degree centigrade
6.2 min. = Minutes
6.3 IPA= Isopropyl alcohol
6.4 % = Percentage

ANNEXURE-I
                                                              MICROBIOLOGY LAB.                                                                                                                                                                 
CLEANING RECORDS OF STERITEST
DATE
CLEANED BY
CHECKED BY
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