1. Purpose:                       
           To provide a procedure for the operation of Reagent Refrigerator.
     2. Scope:

              This procedure is applicable to in Quality Control Department.

3. Responsibility:
         Q.C Analyst. 
         Microbiologist.

    4.  Procedure:

         Reagent Refrigerator consists of two compartments.

        Lower is Refrigerator  and upper Freezer.

      Temperature Range for refrigerator is 4 to 8 °C 

       and for freezer is –19 to – 25 ° C.

       Switch On the apparatus.

      Temperature appears on the screen.

      Different keys are present, which are used for the setting of temperature.

      Take the print out and record the readings when required.

       If the instrument does not produce required results or its response is poor then it should be labeled as “OUT OF ORDER” and should be repaired or serviced  from a qualified technical person

  5. Cleaning:

    The surfaces of the Reagent Refrigerator can be cleaned with commercially      available cleaning agents. Clean the refrigerator with soft cloth.               

    It is important to ensure that no rust forming object comes in to contact          with the chamber. 

   If any contamination causes rust stains on the surfaces of the chamber, such     spots must be cleaned off immediately and the area should be polished.

       The control panel, the plastic input modules and other plastic components of         the Reagent Refrigerator must not be cleaned using scouring cleaning                   agents or those contained solvents.

        Lubricate all moving parts of the door using thin silicon grease and to check          that the hinge screws are tight. 

6. Safety Precautions:

      Do not place any load on the floor against the side walls or underneath the            ceiling of the chamber in order to ensure proper air circulation inside the              chamber.

     Always place the Reagent Refrigerator in a well ventilated area.

     As a routine working precaution, always wear safety mask and protective gloves when operating loading and unloading the Reagent Refrigerator.