SOP for Calibration of Walk-in- Incubators 20-25°C and 30-35°C : Pharmaceutical Guidelines

SOP for Calibration of Walk-in- Incubators 20-25°C and 30-35°C

Standard operating procedure to calibrate walk – in – incubators of 20-25°C and 30-35°C using Calibrated thermometer.

1.0 OBJECTIVE

To ensure constant temperature range in respective walk-in incubators.

2.0 SCOPE

This procedure is applicable to calibrate walk-in – incubators of 20-25°C and 30-35°C using Calibrated thermometer.

3.0 RESPONSIBILITY 

3.1 Doing: Technical Assistant (Q.C) /Executive
3.2 Checking: Executive /Manager

4.0 ACCOUNTABILITY

Head of the department.

5.0 PROCEDURE

5.1 Frequency: Quarterly
Note: Calibrate the sensor of both walk .in –incubator by outside party at every six months.
5.2 Place four calibrated thermometers in the walk-in incubator as per location chart attached.
5.3 Take the readings from each thermometer at an interval of every two hours and record the results up to 8 hours in Annexure.

6.0 ABBREVIATIONS

6.1 SOP - Standard Operating Procedure

ANNEXURE - I
MICROBIOLOGY LAB. Q.C.
CALIBRATION OF WALK – IN – INCUBATORS 20 – 25°C AND 30 – 35°C
(A) 20-25°C
Date:
Thermo
ID. No.
Time
Location
A
B
C
D

































Set temp __________
Acceptance criteria  ( Set temp + 2° C 
(B) 30-35°C
Date:

Thermo
ID. No.
Time
Location
A
B
C
D

































Set temp __________
Acceptance criteria ( Set temp + 2° C 

Remarks
Standard thermometers used
Calibration Date
Calibration Due Date
Calibration By
Checked By
: Satisfactory / not satisfactory
:
:
:
:
:





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