Procedure for cleaning of Octagonal Blender

  1. OBJECTIVE :
  • To describe the procedure for cleaning of Octagonal Blender

2.0       RESPONSIBILITY:

2.1     Technical Assistant –Production shall be responsible to perform the cleaning of Octagonal Blender.

2.2 Executive-Production shall be responsible to ensure the cleaning of Octagonal Blender as per SOP

3.0         PROCEDURE:

   3.1    TYPE “A” CLEANING  (Batch to Batch Cleaning):

  • Ensure that status label shall be  updated as “TO BE CLEANED”.
  • Ensure that mains to the machine are switched off before cleaning.
  • Remove labels, materials and containers of previous batch from the blending area.
  • Remove all the adhered material from the outer surface of the octagonal blender  and charging bin using vacuum cleaner.
  • Record the cleaning details in the equipment log sheet. 
  • Line clearance shall be taken from QA department before starting the operation.

  FREQUENCY: After every batch of same product.

3.2     TYPE“C”CLEANING ( Product to Product Cleaning)

  • Ensure that the status label shall be updated as “TO BE CLEANED”.
  • Switch off the mains of the octagonal blender shall be switched off and cover all the electrical points with polythene cover.
  • Remove any material; labels and containers of previous product from the octagonal blender area.
  • Dismantle the rectangular window lid by unclamping ring nuts using rod  spanner.
  • Ensure that status label shall be updated as “TO BE CLEANED.”
  • Switch off the mains of the octagonal Blender and cover all the electrical points with polythene cover.
  • Remove any material, labels and containers of previous product from the octagonal blender area.
  • Dismantle the rectangular window lid by unclamping ring nuts using rod spanner.
  • Remove the gasket.
  • Dismantle the baffle, charging cone, and butterfly valve from the blender by unbolting the nuts.
  • Transfer the dismantled parts and charging bin, clamp and jacking trolley to the   washing area using SS trolley after affixing “TO BE CLEANED” label.

    CLEANING OF MAIN BODY AND AREA

  • Any adhering material from the octagonal blender shall be removed using vacuum cleaner.
  • Blender inner and outer surface shall be cleaned with about 100 L of raw water using nylon scrubber until no adherent material is observed.
  • Rinse the inner and outer surface of the blender with about 70 L of raw water. Finally octagonal blender shall be rinsed with about 60 L of purified water.
  • Polythene bag fixed to the electrical points shall be removed and wiped with dry lint free cloth.
  • The blender shall be wiped with 70% IPA by using lint free cloth.
  • Walls, ceiling, doors and glass shall be wiped with lint free cloth. Mop the area with disinfectant solution.

CLEANING OF RECTANGULAR LID, CHARGING CONE, BUTTERFLY VALVE, SS BIN, AND BAFFLE:

  • Wash the dismantled parts and charging SS bin, clamp and jacking trolley with  about 100L of raw water by using nylon scrubber until no adherent material is  observed.
  • Rinse with about 70 L of raw water.
  •  Finally rinse the parts with about 50L of purified water and dry the parts in the IR  drier, record the drying details in the IR logbook.
  • Wipe the jacking trolley with 70 % IPA.
  •  Transfer the cleaned parts to cleaned blending area after affixing CLEANED label.
  • Assemble the dismantled parts in the reverse order of dismantling and close all the open parts using shrink film.
  • The status label shall be updated  as CLEANED.

 NOTE: Care is to be taken so that no water enters in to the control panel and gearbox assembly.

FREQUENCY: After every batches (of different product), or after every 6 days (if continuous production of same product)

monthly (if machine is idle) whichever is earlier and as and when    required.

4.0       ABBREVATIONS

4.1        SS        -Stainless Steel.

4.2        QA      -Quality Assurance.

4.3        QC      -Quality Control

4.4        IPA     -Isopropyl Alcohol

5.0       REFERENCES

Nil

6.0             ANNEXURES

Nil    

7.0       Distribution

This SOP (Controlled Copy & Display copy) shall be distributed to Manufacturing  department.

8.0       SOP Revision History record

Revision No.Details for Revision(s) with Change Control No.Effective Date (Sign. / Date)

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