SOP on Cleaning of Capsule Polishing Machine


SOP on Cleaning of Capsule Polishing Machine



Objective : To describe  cleaning procedure for capsule polishing machine.


Scope : To ensure that the equipment is clean and free from any starting materials of previous batch or product residues.


Responsibility : 1.It  is the responsibility of operating staff to clean the equipment.

2. Production Chemist to ensure that procedure is followed.


Materials & Equipment :

1.      Cleaning agent: Teepol or liquid soap.

2.      Mops / brush / lint free cloth




(1)   Dismantle the parts like brush, plate, hopper etc. and place them in a plastic tub.

(2)   Take the dismantled parts to washing area and clean them with 10 liters of boiled tap water and drain the washings.

(3)   Prepare a Teepol solution (10ml à 10 liters water) or liquid-soap (50gm à 5 liters water) and clean the surfaces of all the dismantled parts by mopping.

(4)   Wash all the dismantled parts by running tap water for 10 minutes.

(5)   Wash all the dismantled parts with 5 liters of purified water.

(6)   Finally rinse all the parts with previously boiled purified water and drain it completely.

(7)   Let all the parts dry in air, take a clearance from Quality Control and reassemble in the reverse order of dismantling.

(8)   Put a label “Cleaned” or “Ready for use”.



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