SOP on Cleaning of Mixing Tank

SOP on Cleaning of Mixing Tank

SOP on Cleaning of Mixing Tank (capacity – 200 lts.)

SOP on Cleaning of Mixing Tank (capacity – 200 lts.)

Objective : To describe cleaning procedure for mixing tank.

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 the 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 mixing tank for left overs.

(2)  Wash the mixing tank with running tap water for 10 minutes. Remove any visible material from the inner surfaces of mixing tank with the help of a brush or scrubber.

(3)  Drain out the washings by opening the outlet tap.

(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 the mixing tank 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 the mixing tank by using 10 liters of purified water for 10 minutes and drain the washings.

(7)  Finally rinse the mixing tank with previously boiled purified water and drain it completely.

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

(9)  Let it air dry, cover the equipment and put a label “Cleaned” or “Ready for use”.

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