Thursday, December 2, 2010
Operation and Cleaning of Sifter.
1.0 Purpose : To provide a documented procedure for operation, cleaning of Sifter.
2.0 Objective : To provide a guide line for safe operation, cleaning of Sifter.
3.0 Scope : This SOP is applicable for operation, cleaning of Sifter.
4.0 Responsibility :
· Primary: Production chemist.
· Secondary : Production officer.
5.0 Procedure :
Ø Ensure that sieve, gasket, S. S. clamps and scoops are cleaned.
Ø Fix the required cleaned and intact sieve to the sifter .
Ø Assemble the sifter properly with clamps.
Ø Affix the product status label to the machine.
Ø Keep cleaned HDPE containers below the discharge chute to the sifter lined with polyethylene bag.
Ø Switch ‘ON’ the sifter and charge material to be sifted on sifter and collect the sifted material in HDPE container fitted below discharge chute.
Ø After completion of sifting remove the sifted material container and close the polythene bag with nylon thread.
Ø Loose the clamp and remove the sieve and check the integrity of sieve after sifting
Ø Affix the label To Be Cleaned label to the machine.
· Cleaning of the Sifter :
Ø After completion of activity of product, remove the all products container’s.
Ø Before cleaning, remove the all detachable parts like S.S. sieves, S.S. rings, hopper etc.
Ø Clean the above accessories with running potable water and then with methanol using nylon brush to remove the adhered material of previous product.
Ø Wash the accessories with running potable water to remove the traces of material then finally rinse with purified water. and then after using methanol.
Ø Clean the machine body, motor, guards, wheel etc with wet duster to remove the accumulated powder.
Ø Ensure that machine body is visually cleaned.
Ø Ensure that surrounding area is cleaned and free from previous product.
Ø Ensure that machine accessories are dried, and then assemble all accessories like hopper, sieve, ring etc.
Ø After affix the label CLEANED to the machine with proper details.
GENERAL CONDITIONS & PRECAUTIONS FOR OPERATION:
Ensure that machine is cleaned.
Ensure that side guards are fitted properly.
Wear the nose mask and hand gloves while working in manufacturing area.