SOP on Cleaning of Sifter

SOP
on Cleaning of Sifter

 

Objective : To describe cleaning procedure for sifter.

 

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)              
Dismantle the feed hopper and perforated metal sieve.

(2)              
Remove the visible material from surfaces with the
help of a jet of compressed air.

(3)              
Wash the dismantled parts by running tap water for 5
minutes.

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

(5)              
Wash the surfaces of the dismantled parts by using
10 liters of tap water for 5 minutes and drain the washing.

(6)              
Wash the surfaces of the dismantled parts by using
10 liters of purified water and drain the washings.

(7)              
Clean the outlet hopper of the machine with a wet
mop soaked in purified water and squeezed out.

(8)              
Finally rinse all the dismantled parts and outlet
hopper of the machine with previously boiled purified water.

(9)              
Send the wash water for analysis of residual active
ingredients of previous product.

(10)          
Let all the parts air dry or dry with a clean, lint
free cloth.

(11)          
Re-assemble all the cleaned parts in the reverse
order of dismantling and put a label “Clean” or “Ready for use”.

 

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