SOP on Cleaning of Capsule Polishing Machine


on Cleaning of Capsule Polishing Machine



Objective : To describe  cleaning procedure
for capsule polishing machine.


Scope : To ensure that
the equipment is clean and free from any starting materials of previous batch
or product residues.


Responsibility : 1.It  is the responsibility of
operating staff to clean the equipment.

2. Production Chemist to ensure that
procedure is followed.


Materials &
Equipment :

Cleaning agent: Teepol or liquid soap.

Mops / brush / lint free cloth




Dismantle the parts like brush, plate, hopper etc.
and place them in a plastic tub.

Take the dismantled parts to washing area and clean
them with 10 liters of boiled tap water and drain the washings.

Prepare a Teepol solution (10ml à 10 liters water)
or liquid-soap (50gm
à 5 liters water) and clean the surfaces of all the dismantled parts by

Wash all the dismantled parts by running tap water
for 10 minutes.

Wash all the dismantled parts with 5 liters of
purified water.

Finally rinse all the parts with previously boiled
purified water and drain it completely.

Let all the parts dry in air, take a clearance from
Quality Control and reassemble in the reverse order of dismantling.

Put a label “Cleaned” or “Ready for use”.



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