SOP for Muffle Furnace in Pharma : Pharmaceutical Guidelines

SOP for Muffle Furnace in Pharma

Standard operating procedure of muffel furnace used in testing the sulfated ash and ash content.

1.0 OBJECTIVE

To lay down the procedure for operating Muffle furnace.

2.0 SCOPE

This SOP shall be applicable to Quality Control Dept.

3.0 RESPONSIBILITY

Quality Control Supervisor

4.0 ACCOUNTABILITY

Sr. Manager Quality Assurance

5.0 PROCEDURE

5.1 Ensure that instrument door is closed before starting the operation.
5.2 Switch on the instrument.
5.3 Use temperature setting knob to set instrument at the desired temperature.
5.4 Allow furnace to attain the set temperature.
5.5 Switch off the furnace.
5.6 Open the furnace door, Place crucible with substance to be ignited inside the furnace, close the door & keep it for a specified time period after switching on the furnace.
5.7 Switch off the furnace after the stated time.
5.8 Allow the temperature to reach about 70 degrees & place crucible ignited in a desiccator and allow to cool to R.T. before weighing.

6.0 ABBREVIATIONS

6.1 SOP: Standard Operating Procedure
6.2 Dept.: Department

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