SOP on Operation of Coating Pan

SOP on Operation of Coating Pan
1.0 Purpose: This SOP describes the procedure for operation of coating pan.
2.0 Scope: This SOP applies to operating staff of production department.
3.0 Responsibility:  It is the responsibility of the Production Supervisor to ensure that the procedure is followed.
4.0 Materials and Equipment: None 
5.0   Procedure:
5.01 Before starting the operation of coating pan, ensure that it is cleaned.
5.02 Fit the air blower pipe and start the pan.
5.03 Load the weighed quantity of the material to be coated from the container into the   coating pan. Warm up the material by blowing warm air onto rotating material in the coating pan.
5.04 Pour the coating solution over the material in coating pan. In case of granules / tablets spray with the coating solution and allow material to rotate. Simultaneously dry the material with a current of warm air. Continue the process till required level of coating is allowed.
5.05 After completion of coating, remove the coated material from coating pan and collect in a cleaned polythene lined SS container and label it appropriately.

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