SOP on Cleaning & Operation of Peristaltic Pump

1.0 Purpose: To lay down the procedure for cleaning & operation of peristaltic pump.
2.0 Aim: This Standard Operating Procedure applies to the peristaltic pump on the production floor.

SOP on Cleaning & Operation of Peristaltic Pump

3.0 Responsibility:
3.1 The trained Line Coordinator will be responsible for the operation of the peristaltic pump.
3.2 Officers / Sr. officers will supervise the process.
3.3 Production Manager will be responsible for the implementation of SOP.
3.4 Head-Quality Assurance will be responsible for compliance with SOP.

4.0 Safety Considerations:
4.1 Operating staff should be familiar with the maintenance and safety regulations applied for the built-in vendor components and cleaning & operation of peristaltic pumps.
4.2 Turn off the equipment while carrying out maintenance work.

5.0 Equipment:
5.1 Peristaltic Pump

6.0 Materials and reagents:
6.1 Filtered 70 % IPA.

7.0 Preparation of solutions:
7.1 Disinfectant solution to be prepared as per “Sanitization Solution Preparation” SOP.

8.0 Procedure on Peristaltic Pump:
8.1 Cleaning of peristaltic pump:
8.1.1 Put the power switch off and disconnect the power supply.
8.1.2 Clean the pump drive & pump head using a lint-free duster.
8.1.3 Mop the pump head with filtered 70% IPA by using a lint-free duster.
8.1.4 Allow the cleaner parts to dry for a while before switching on the peristaltic pump.

8.2 Frequency of cleaning:
8.2.1 Clean the equipment Before and after use.
8.3 Operation of peristaltic pump:
8.3.1 The equipment consists of a Pump drive & pump head.

Peristaltic Pump

8.3.2 Keep the pump drive in off condition.
8.3.3 Mount the pump head on the pump drive using a mounting bolt, as shown in the figure above.
8.3.4 Display on pump drive shows the following functions.
8.3.5 Open the pump head by moving the lever to the left.
8.3.6 Load the correct size tubing.
8.3.7 Move the lever to the right to close the pump head.
8.3.8 Connect to the main power supply to put ON the drive.
8.3.9 Select the internal or external operation by pressing the key ‘INT/EXT’ on the display panel.
8.3.10 Select the pump direction (clockwise/counter-clockwise) by pressing the key ‘DIR’.
8.3.11 Use the key ‘SPEED” to adjust the speed (Move the knob clockwise to increase the speed and anti-clockwise to decrease the speed) to achieve an appropriate flow rate.
8.3.12 Press Key ‘STOP/START’ to start or stop the pump.

9.0 Abbreviations:
PR: Production
ID No. : Identification number
No. : Number
QA: Quality Assurance
Rev.: Revision
SOP: Standard Operating Procedure
IPA: Iso Propyl Alcohol

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