SOP for Cleaning of Strip Packing Machine : Pharmaceutical Guidelines

SOP for Cleaning of Strip Packing Machine

Standard operating procedure to clean the Strip Packing Machine.


To lay down the cleaning procedure for Strip Packing Machine.

2.0 SCOPE:

This SCP shall be applicable for Strip Packing Machine used in Packing area in Production department.


3.1 Execution :Operator
3.2 Checking :Pharmacist and Above




5.1 Put “OFF” the electric supply.
5.2 Remove the tablets from hopper, chute, disc and other parts of the machine.
5.3 Remove the lift over foil and transfer it to warehouse.
5.4 Remove the scrape from cubical.
5.5 Dismantle hopper, disc, chute, tablet transfer bowl 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 15 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 bags with “Cleaned” label and transfer to Tool room or to the respective product cubicle.
5.8 Clean the sealing rollers by smearing with liquid paraffin and brushing with metallic brush while they are hot.
5.9 Clean the machine body and inner parts with the help of dry / wet clean lint free cloth.
5.10 Affix the “Cleaned” label and fill the “Equipment Log Book”.
5.11 Re-cleaned if not used within 72 hours.


SCP :Standard Cleaning Procedure
IPA :Isopropyl Alcohol

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