UV/VIS Spectrophotometer Cleaning SOP



1.0  OBJECTIVE:
To lay down the procedure for cleaning of UV/VIS Spectrophotometer.
2.0  SCOPE:
This shall be applicable to the UV/VIS Spectrophotometer installed in 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  UV/VIS Spectrophotometer (UVD-3000).
5.2  Clean dry cloth.
5.3  Tissue paper.
5.4  Dilute soap solution.
5.5  Purified water.
6.0  PROCEDURE:
6.1  Ensure that the power supply to the instrument is switched OFF before cleaning.
6.2  After completion of the testing, remove cuvette from the sample compartment.
6.3  Remove the solution from the cuvette and wash with respective solvent in which solution is prepared.
6.4  Rinse with water and then with methanol and wipe with tissue paper.
6.5  Air dry and keep it at proper place.
6.6  Clean the outer surface with a clean dry cloth every day. Occasionally wet cloth dipped in dilute soap solution may be used. And dry it with tissue paper.
6.7  Precaution shall be taken to clean the equipment immediately with dry cloth to remove the moisture.
6.8  Keep the record in the log card of instrument.
6.9  Affix the “CLEANED” label and fill the “Cleaning Equipment Log Book”.
7.0  REVISION LOG:
Revision No.
Effective Date
Reason
00

New SOP

8.0  REFERENCES:
8.1  Not Applicable.
9.0  ANNEXURES:
Annexure 1: Cleaning record of UV/VIS Spectrophotometer (Cleaning Equipment Log Book).


















Annexure: 1
(Cleaning Equipment Log Book)
Cleaning record of UV/VIS Spectrophotometer
CLEANING RECORD OF UV/VIS SPECTROPHOTOMETER
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
UV/VIS
Ultraviolet/ visible


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