SOP for Conduct Temperature Mapping in Stores : Pharmaceutical Guidelines

SOP for Conduct Temperature Mapping in Stores

Standard operating procedure of temperature mapping in stores to identify the location of the worst point at which the thermometer and hygrometer for daily monitoring needs to be placed.


       To lay down a procedure for conduct a temperature mapping exercise in store.

2.0  SCOPE:

        This SOP shall be applicable to Cold Storage, Foil Store, BSR and R.M. Store where Raw Materials, Packing Material and Finished Products are stored at specified temperature conditions.        


       Stores Person/ QA Person.


       Head of Department


5.1  Before starting the Temp. Mapping activity, ensure that all respective air handing unit and cold storage should be “ON” for 24 hours, RM Stores seven days, BSR and Foil Store for three days.
5.2  Place 16 calibrated probes for RM Store, 8 calibrated probes for BSR and Foil Store and 6 calibrated probes for Cold Storage at different places as shown in schematic diagram in a respective area.
5.3  After appearing stable temperature, start the recording of temp. at every half hours for the respective area and respective days.
5.4  After completion of activity, find out the hottest zone in the area and place the thermometer and hygrometer in respective zone.
5.5  Record the daily monitoring of temperature and humidity as per the schedule in respective format.


6.1  SOP – Standard operating procedure
6.2  RM – Raw material
6.3  PM – Packing material
6.4  QA – Quality assurance

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