Oven tray dryer operation SOP


1.0  OBJECTIVE:
To lay down the operation procedure for Oven tray dryer.
2.0  SCOPE:
This SOP shall be applicable for the operation of Oven tray dryer in Drying Room at Production department.
3.0  RESPONSIBILITY:
3.1  Supervisor/ Machine Operator.
3.2  Production Pharmacist & above.
4.0  ACCOUNTABILITY:
4.1  Manager-Production department.
5.0  MATERIAL AND EQUIPMENT:
5.1  Oven tray dryer.
6.0  PROCEDURE:
6.1  Start-up and Operation:
6.1.1        Pour in grains evenly spread in S.S. trays.
6.1.2        Filled trays are to be pushed in the respective channels in the oven chamber.
6.1.3        Close the doors and lock them properly by rotating doors handle.
6.1.4        Plug in the receptacle and switch on the power supply.
6.1.5        Main power supply breaker is to be switched on.
6.1.6        Switch on the fan and heater of the chamber.
6.1.7        Hot air blower in oven at a temperature of 50°C or Assistant required will equally dry the material spread over in trays.
6.1.8        After half an hour the blowers and heaters are shut down to check the dryness of material. The material is mixed and again the cycle is repeated until the required dryness is obtained.
6.2  Stop Over:
6.2.1        Switch off the heaters and blowers.
6.2.2        Open the fresh air damper by pulling the lever.
6.2.3        Switch off the main power supply and pull out the plug from the receptacle.
6.2.4        Open the doors and remove the material trays manually.
6.3  Precautions:
6.3.1        Do not keep the door of the instrument open for a long period when the temperature is on.
6.3.2        Never put any inflammable material in the hot oven for drying (e.g. with high contents of alcohol, spirit etc.).
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
PM
Production machinery
PMO
Production machinery operation
F
Format
oC
Degree centigrade
S.S
Stainless steel


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