Sieve shaker Cleaning SOP



1.0  OBJECTIVE:
To lay down the procedure for cleaning of sieve shaker.
2.0  SCOPE:
This shall be applicable to the Sieve shaker 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  Sieve shaker.
5.2  Soap solution.
5.3  Tap water.
5.4  Purified water.
5.5  Soft sponge or brush.
5.6  Oven.
6.0  PROCEDURE:
6.1  Switch OFF the main power and instrument ON/OFF button OFF.
6.2  Dismantle all the sieves and wash with water one by one.
6.3  Wash only by using soap solution and tap water with soft sponge material to clean the sieve, finally rinse with purified water.
6.4  Dry it in oven at 105oC for 1 hour, keep at appropriate place.
6.5  Affix the “CLEANED” label and fill the “Cleaning Equipment Log Book”.
6.6  Precautions:
6.6.1        Ideally, test sieves are cleaned using only a low-pressure air jet or a liquid stream.
6.6.2        If some apertures remain blocked by test particles, careful gentle brushing may be used as a last resort.
6.7  Frequency:
6.7.1        Clean regularly after use.
7.0  REVISION LOG:
Revision No.
Effective Date
Reason
00

New SOP

8.0  REFERENCES:
8.1  The British Pharmacopoeia. Vol V., Official Monograph /Particle size of powders: 2015, pp. 501-505.
9.0  ANNEXURES:
Annexure 1: Cleaning record of Sieve shaker (Cleaning Equipment Log Book).



Annexure: 1
(Cleaning Equipment Log Book)
Cleaning record of Sieve shaker
CLEANING RECORD OF SIEVE SHAKER
Date
Cleaned by
Checked by
Remarks 





















































































10.0    ABBREVIATIONS:
Abbreviation
Expanded Form
SOP
Standard operating procedure
&
And
No.
Number  
Ltd.
Limited
Q.C
Quality control
QCEC
Quality control equipment cleaning
F
Format


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