Refrigerator Operational SOP



1.0  OBJECTIVE:
To lay down the operating procedure of Refrigerator.
2.0  SCOPE:
This shall be applicable to the Refrigerator 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  Refrigerator.
5.2  Thermometer.
6.0  PROCEDURE:
6.1  Ensure that the instrument is clean. Follow the SOP.
6.2  Connect the power plug to the main power sockets and switch on the power supply.
6.3  Put thermometers in the refrigerator compartment and freezer.
6.4  Set the thermostat control knob to ‘NORMAL’ position.
6.5  Load the refrigerator with the items to be stored between 2oC -6oC.
6.6  In case the temperature (2oC -6oC for the chamber) is not achieved increase cooling by setting the thermostat to ‘MAX’ position.
6.7  To take out the articles, open the door of refrigerator & take out the articles and close the door again.
6.8  Monitor the temperature once a day in the format.
6.9  Limit:
6.9.1        Temperature range of refrigerator: 4oC ± 2oC.
6.9.2        Temperature range of deep freezer: 3oC ± 2oC.


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


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