Learn About the Standard Operating Procedures of Tipper including their, Purpose, Scope, Responsibility, Operation, Cleaning, and Precautions.
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.
3.1 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 the equipment logbook.
4.0 Accountability: The production Head and QA Head shall be responsible for the compliance of this SOP.
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 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 the tipper cone by pressing the ‘DOWN’ push button on the operating Panel at the required height 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 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 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 the Vibrosifter/ RMG/Cone mill placed below the tipper cone.
5.1.12 Transfer the FBD bowl trolley below the tipper cone in such a position that the FBD bowl rests on it.
5.1.13 Press the ‘TILT’ push button to tilt the tipper cone at 180 degrees 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 ‘Making Entries in Equipment Usage Logbook‘ 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 the ‘To be cleaned’ label on the 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:
184.108.40.206 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.
220.127.116.11 Record the cleaning start time in the equipment log as per the current version of the ‘Making Entries in Equipment Usage Log Book’ SOP.
18.104.22.168 Remove To be cleaned’ label from the equipment. Tear the label after checking the details on it.
22.214.171.124 Lower the tipper cone by using the ‘DOWN’ push button.
126.96.36.199 Clean the external surface of the main body, lifting arm, operating Panel, and tipper cone using a dry lint-free cloth.
188.8.131.52 Check for visual cleanliness of the cleaned parts; if any loose stick material from the previous batch is observed, then repeat the steps 184.108.40.206.
220.127.116.11. Record the cleaning end time in the equipment logs.
18.104.22.168 After visual inspection, affix the ‘Cleaned ‘label on the tipper.
5.2.3 Type-B cleaning:
22.214.171.124 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.
126.96.36.199 Perform Type-B cleaning of tipper as per requirement.
188.8.131.52 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.
184.108.40.206 Record cleaning start details of the tipper in the equipment logs.
220.127.116.11 Remove the ‘To be cleaned’ label from the equipment. Tear the label after checking the details on it.
18.104.22.168 Lower the tipper cone using the ‘DOWN’ push button.
22.214.171.124 Use potable and purified water as per the current version of the SOP.
126.96.36.199 Clean the main body, tipper cone, gasket, and butterfly valve with potable water, and wet lint-free cloth dipped in potable water.
188.8.131.52 Collect the purified water in a clean SS container.
184.108.40.206 Transfer the S.S. container containing purified water near the tipper.
220.127.116.11 Rinse the tipper cone, butterfly valve, and gasket with purified water.
18.104.22.168 Finally, additional rinse tipper cone, butterfly valve, and gasket with purified water.
22.214.171.124 Clean the operating panel and utility cables with a dry lint-free cloth.
126.96.36.199 Check for visual cleanliness of the cleaned parts, and any loose stick material of the previous batch observed then repeat the steps from 188.8.131.52 to 184.108.40.206.
220.127.116.11 After visual inspection. Affix the ‘Cleaned’ label on the equipment.
18.104.22.168 Switch ‘OFF. the mains on the operating Panel.
The following precautions should be taken as per SOP on tipper operation and cleaning:
6.1 Keep, the 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, and 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 buttons on the operating Panel.
6.9 Ensure that the tipper cone is rotating freely without any jerks and false sounds.
6.10 Push the locking key in an upward direction from the locking slot for free movement of the tipper body.