Particle Counter Operational SOP



1.0  OBJECTIVE:
To lay down the operating procedure of Particle counter.
2.0  SCOPE:
This shall be applicable to the Particle counter of Quality Control Instrument Laboratory.
3.0  RESPONSIBILITY:
3.1  Technical Assistant/ Helper.
3.2  Q.C Analyst.
4.0  ACCOUNTABILITY:
4.1  Manager-Quality Control.
5.0  MATERIAL AND EQUIPMENT:
5.1  Particle counter.
6.0  PROCEDURE:
6.1  Ensure that the instrument is clean. Follow the SOP .
6.2  At the top of the instrument has 2 sensors i.e. temperature and humidity.
6.3  A capping is done for protecting the dust to go inside the instrument. So before use get this cap off.
6.4  Keep pressing the “Power” button of the instrument at least 3 seconds.
6.5  Press the “Start” button to start the sampling of the current air quality of the specified room. It will take 35 seconds to get the test results. And then automatically stop.
6.6  Quality of air display will show present date & time, battery, temperature (oC), humidity (%), particle (PCS/L) (0.3μm, 2.5μm), sample time and quality of air.
6.7  Similarly, particulate matter in weight display will show present date & time, battery, temperature (oC), humidity (%), particle (μg/m3) (PM2.5, PM10), sample time and quality of air. Press “Power” button once to switch this display.
6.8  The data can be saved in the instrument. Press “Menu” button to check previous results.
6.9  A charger is available for charging if battery is low.
6.10                            After performing test press “Power” button to off the instrument.
6.11                            Place it back into the box after use.
7.0  REVISION LOG:
Revision No.
Effective Date
Reason
00

New SOP

8.0  REFERENCES:
8.1  Not Applicable.
9.0  ANNEXURES:
9.1  Not Applicable.
10.0    ABBREVIATIONS:
Abbreviation
Expanded Form
SOP
Standard operating procedure
&
And
No.
Number  
Ltd.
Limited
Q.C
Quality control
QCEO
Quality control equipment operation
F
Format
oC
Degree centigrade
Temp.
Temperature
%
Percentage
PCS/L
Particle count scale per liter
μm
Micron
μg/m3
Microgram per cubic meter
PM
Particulate matter


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