SOP on Cleaning of Jar Filling Machine

SOP
on Cleaning of Jar Filling Machine

 

 

Objective : To describe a cleaning procedure for the Jar filling 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 :

1.     
Cleaning agent: Teepol or liquid soap.

2.     
Mops / brush / lint free cloth

 

Procedure

 

(1)  
Drain out the jar filling machine for left overs.

(2)  
Fill the jar filling machine with 5 liters of boiled
tap water and remove any visible material from surfaces with the help of nylon
brush.

(3)  
Drain out the washings.

(4)  
Prepare a Teepol solution (10ml à 10 liters water)
or liquid-soap (50gm
à 5 liters water) and clean the inner surfaces by mopping.

(5)  
Wash the inner surfaces of jar filling machine by
running tap water for 10 minutes and drain the washings. Repeat the procedure
for another 10 minutes and again drain the washings.

(6)  
Wash the inner surfaces of jar filling machine by
using 10 liters of purified water for 10 minutes and drain the washings.

(7)  
Finally rinse the jar filling machine with
previously boiled purified water for 5 minutes and drain the washings.

(8)  
Send the wash water for analysis of residual active
ingredients of previous product.

(9)  
Let it dry in air or dry with a clean lint free
cloth, cover the equipment and put a label “Cleaned” or “Ready for use”.

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