SOP for Cleaning of Metal Detector : Pharmaceutical Guidelines

SOP for Cleaning of Metal Detector

Standard operating procedure to clean the Metal Detector.

1.0 OBJECTIVE:

To lay down the cleaning procedure for Metal Detector.

2.0 SCOPE:

This SCP shall be applicable for Metal Detector in Manufacturing 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” electric supply & Cover all electrical parts with polybags.
5.2 Remove hopper & discharge channel & send to washing area, clean with the 5 liter potable water and finally rinse with 5 liter purified water.
5.3 Wipe off the solenoid valve, trolley & outside surface of the panel with the help of the dry lint-free cloth.
5.4 Clean the panel from inside with the help of dry lint frees cloth.
5.5 Wipe off the trolley from inside and outside with the help of 70% v/v solution of Isopropyl Alcohol (IPA).
5.6 Dedusting Unit
5.7 Dismantle the dedusting unit, cover the dismantle parts (i.e. cover, screen and discharge chute) with polythene bags and transfer to general washing area. Clean all of the parts with 10 liter potable water and finally rinse with 10 liter purified water.

5.8 Wipe off the outer surface and base of the deduster with dry/wet clean lint-free cloth.
5.9 Wipe off inside and outside surface with help of 70% v/v solution of Isopropyl Alcohol (IPA).
5.10 Affix “Cleaned” label and fill the “Equipment Log Book”.
5.11 Re-clean if not used within 72 hours.

6.0 ABBREVIATIONS:

SCP: Standard Cleaning Procedure
IPA: Isopropyl Alcohol





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