SOP for Cleaning of Alu-Alu Packing Machine : Pharmaceutical Guidelines

SOP for Cleaning of Alu-Alu Packing Machine

Standard operating procedure to clean the Alu-Alu Packing Machine.

1.0 OBJECTIVE:

To lay down the cleaning procedure for Alu-Alu Packing Machine.

2.0 SCOPE:

This SCP shall be applicable for Alu-Alu Packing Machine in Packing area in Production department.

3.0 RESPONSIBILITY:

3.1 Execution :Operator
3.2 Checking :Pharmacist and Above

4.0 ACCOUNTABILITY:

HOD-Production

5.0 PROCEDURE:

5.1 Put “OFF” the electrical supply.
5.2 Remove the tablets from hopper, chute, disc, and other parts of the machine.
5.3 Remove the left foil and transfer to warehouse.
5.4 Remove the scrap from cubicle.
5.5 Dismantle hopper, disc, vertical chute, feeder roller, feeder box, feeding channel and cover it in polythene bags and transfer to general wash area with “To be cleaned” label.
5.6 Clean the dismantle parts with 15 liter potable water and 2.5 % “Teepol” solution and again rinse with 15 liter potable water for at least two times. Finally rinse with 10 liter purified Water. Wipe off the parts with dry lint free clean cloth. Finally wipe with 70 % v/v solution of Isopropyl Alcohol (IPA).
5.7 After cleaning, cover the change parts in polythene bag with “Cleaned” label and transfer to Tool room or to the respective product cubicle.
5.8 Clean the blister forming plate, counter sealing plate, guide tracks, punching tool with dry lint free cloth. Cover it in clean polythene bag with “Cleaned” status label and transfer to tool room.
5.9 Clean base and underneath of the machine with clean and dry lint free cloth.
5.10 Wipe external surface of the ALU-ALU packing machine with dry and clean lint free cloth.
5.11 Affix the “Cleaned” label and fill the “Equipment Log Book”.
5.12 Re-cleaned if not used within 72 hours.

6.0 ABBREVIATION:

SCP :Standard Cleaning Procedure
IPA :Isopropyl Alcohol



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