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SOP on Tipper operation and cleaning.

1.0 PURPOSE: To provide the SOP on tipper operation and cleaning.

2.0 SCOPE: This SOP is applicable for the operation and cleaning of the tipper in the production department at the Plant.

3.0 RESPONSIBILITY:

3.1 Production Operator:

3.1.1 To perform the operation and cleaning of the tipper.

3.1.2 To record the details of operation and cleaning in the equipment logbook.

3.2 Production Officer/Executive:

3.2.1 To check that the correct procedure is followed during the operation and cleaning of the tipper in the production area.

3.2.2 To ensure training of concerned persons.

3.2.3 To check details of operation and cleaning in equipment logbook.

4.0 ACCOUNTABILITY: The production Head and QA Head shall be responsible for the compliance of this SOP.

5.0 PROCEDURE:

5.1 Operation:

5.1.1 Switch ON selector switch provided on the operating Panel.

5.1.2 Press the ‘UNTILT’ push button to tilt the tipper cone at 180 degrees so as to keep the discharge port of the tipper cone at the top position.

5.1.3 Transfer FBD Bowl loaded with material to be processed below the tipper cone.

5.1.4 Lower tipper cone by pressing the ‘DOWN’ push button on the operating Panel at the required height so as to fit the FBD bowl to the tipper cone correctly.

5.1.5 Fix the gasket and fix the clamp of the tipper cone to the FBD bowl.

5.1.6 Lift the tipper cone by pressing the ‘UP’ push button on the operating panel to the desired height & remove the FBD bowl trolley.

5.1.7 Press the’ TILT’ push-button until the tipper cone is at 180 degrees so as to keep the discharge port of the tipper cone at the bottom position.

5.1.8 Transfer Vibrosifter/ Multi mill/Cone mill below the tipper cone so as to fit the tippler cone discharge port with the charging port of Vibrosifter/RMG /Cone mill as per BMR.

5.1.9 Open the butterfly valve of the tipper cone and discharge the material to be sifted /milled from the tipper cone into the hopper of the Vibrosifter/RMG/Cone mill.

5.1.10 After completion of the process, close the butterfly valve of the tipper cone using a lever and remove the silicone bellow/connector /gasket from the tipper discharge port.

5.1.11 Up the tipper cone by pressing the ‘UP’ push button on the operating Panel and remove Vibrosifter/ RMG/Cone mill placed below the tipper cone.

5.1.12 Transfer FBD bowl trolley below the tipper cone in such a position that the FBD bowl rests on it

5.1.13 Press ‘TILT push button to tilt the tipper cone at 180 degrees so as to keep the discharge port of the tipper cone at the top position.

5.1.14 Lower the tipper cone by using the ‘DOWN’ push button and transfer the FBD bowl to the trolley.

5.1.15 Unclamp the FBD bowl and lift the tipper by pressing the ‘UP’ push button. Repeat steps 5.1.2 to 5.1.15 for the remaining process (if required).

5.1.16 Perform and record the operation activity as per BMR.

5.1.17 Record the operation start and end details in the equipment log as per the current version of SOP.

5.1.18 After completion of an activity, lift the tipper cone using the ‘UP’ push button to keep the tipper cone at the top position.

5.1.19 Affix ‘To be cleaned label on tipper.

5.2. Cleaning for tipper:

5.2.1 Cleaning agents: Use a lint-free cloth, potable water, and purified water for cleaning a tipper.

5.2.2 Type-A cleaning:

5.2.2.1 Cleaning during a batch changeover of the same product, lower strength to higher strength (provided that color/flavor is same), and post-maintenance of non-product contact parts.

5.2.2.2 Record the cleaning start time in the equipment log as per the current version of SOP.

5.2.2.3 Remove To be cleaned’ label from the equipment. Tear the label after checking the details on it.

5.2.2.4 Lower the tipper cone by using the ‘DOWN’ push button.

5.2.2.5 Clean the external surface of the main body, lifting arm, operating Panel, and tipper cone using a dry lint-free cloth.

5.2.2.6 Check for visual cleanliness of the cleaned parts; if any loosely stick material of the previous batch is observed, then repeat the steps 5.2.2.5.

5.2.2.7. Record the cleaning end time in the equipment log as per the current version of SOP.

5.2.2.8 After visual inspection, affix the ‘Cleaned ‘label on the tipper.

5.2.3 Type-B cleaning:

5.2.3.1 Type-B cleaning: Cleaning during a changeover of different products with different active ingredients, color, flavor, stronger to lower strength, post-maintenance of product contact parts, and when the next product is not known.

5.2.3.2 Perform Type-B cleaning of tipper as per requirement.

5.2.3.3 In case of Type —B cleaning, transfer any container containing semi-finished product to the respective area after affixing a daily filled “In- process” status label.

5.2.3.4 Record cleaning start details of the tipper in the equipment log as per the current version of SOP.

5.2.3.5 Remove the ‘To be cleaned’ label from the equipment. Tear the label after checking the details on it.

5.2.3.6 Lower the tipper cone using the ‘DOWN’ push button.

5.2.3.7 Use potable and purified water as per the current version of SOP.

5.2.3.8 Clean the main body, tipper cone, gasket, butterfly valve with potable water, and wet lint-free cloth dipped in potable water.

5.2.3.9 Collect the purified water in a clean SS container.

5.2.3.10 Transfer SS container containing purified water near to the tipper.

5.2.3.11 Rinse tipper cone, butterfly valve, and gasket with purified water.

5.2.3.12 Finally, additional rinse tipper cone, butterfly valve, and gasket with purified water.

5.2.3.13 Clean operating panel and utility cables with a dry lint-free cloth.

5.2.3.14 Check for visual cleanliness of the cleaned parts, any loosely stick material of the previous batch observed then repeats the steps from 5.2.3.7 to 5.2.3.13.

5.2.3.15 After visual inspection. Affix “Cleaned label on the equipment.

5.2.3.16 Switch ‘OFF. the mains on the operating Panel.

6.0 PRECAUTIONS:

The following precautions should be taken as per SOP on tipper operation and cleaning:

6.1 Keep, tipper cone in the top position while the tipper is not in use.

6.2 Ensure that there is no leakage of hydraulic oil.

6.3 Wear PPE during the operation and cleaning of the tipper.

6.4 Ensure that all limit switches are working properly before an operation.

6.5 Record the operation and cleaning details in the equipment log as per the current version of SOP.

6.6 Emergency knob is provided on the operating Panel to stop the tipper in case of an emergency.

6.7 R, Y, B phase indicators are provided on the operating Panel.

6.8 Check the correct functioning of the tipper cone by pressing the ‘UP and DOWN push button on the operating Panel.

6.9 Ensure that the tipper cone is rotating freely without any jerks and false sounds.

6.10 Push locking key in an upward direction from the locking slot for free movement of tipper body.

Remark: SOP on tipper will be updated from time to time with technology Advance.

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