SOP on Cleaning of Roll Compactor Machine

SOP on Cleaning of Roll Compactor Machine


Objective : To describe cleaning procedure for roll compactor 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)         Remove visible material from the machine with the help of a jet of compressed air.

(2)         Dismantle the hopper, rod and outlet tray and place in a plastic tub.

(3)         Take all the dismantled parts to washing area and clean them with 20 liters of boiled tap water and drain the washings.

(4)         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.

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

(6)         Wash all the dismantled parts with 10 liters of purified water.

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

(8)         Send the wash water for analysis of residual active ingredients of previous product.

(9)         Let all the machine parts dry in air or dry with a clean lint free cloth & reassemble in the reverse order of dismantling.

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




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