SOP on Cleaning of Strip Pack Machine

SOP
on Cleaning of Strip Pack Machine

 

 

Objective : To describe cleaning procedure for 
strip pack 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 / Isopropyl
alcohol 70%v/v

2.     
Mops / brush / lint free cloth

 

 

Procedure

(1)                  
At the end of day or product change-over, remove any
visible material from the machine with the help of a jet of compressed air.

(2)                  
Dismantle the hopper, vibrating/feeding tray,
channels etc. and keep the parts in a plastic tub containing 5 liters of boiled
tap water.

(3)                  
Remove any visible material from surfaces of all the
dismantled parts with the help of nylon brush or scrubber and drain the
washings.

(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 all the dismantled parts with
running tap water for 5 minutes and drain the washings.

(6)                  
Wash all the dismantled parts with
10 liters of purified water, then rinse with previously boiled purified water
and drain it completely. Let the dismantled parts air-dry or dry with a clean
lint free cloth.

(7)                  
The rollers are dismantled and
wiped with 70% v/v Isopropyl alcohol and lubricated with lubricating oil before
use.

(8)                  
During stripping at frequent
intervals the roller pockets are cleaned with a sharp-edged instrument before
the knurled surfaces of the rollers are brushed.

Note: During
stripping, if foil has been wrapped round the rollers, it should be removed
immediately and brush the roller surface with a wire brush and then re-start
the process of stripping.

(9)                  
All used rubber stereos are
destroyed.

(10)        
After completion of cleaning work
and authorization from QC Chemist, put a label “Cleaned” or “Ready for use”.

 

 

 Reason for Review: – Minor revisions in format.

 

 

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