To lay down a standard procedure for operation and cleaning of Refrigerator.
This Standard Operating Procedure is applicable for the Refrigerator located in Incubation room in Microbiological Section of Quality Control department.
Instrument I.D.: SC/QCM/INST/020.
Microbiologist shall be responsible to follow the procedure mention in this SOP.
Department Head & QA Head shall be accountable for effective implementation of this SOP.
Format for the Daily temperature monitoring record of refrigerator – Attachment-I
Format for the Cleaning record of refrigerator – Attachment-II
6.1 Operating procedure
6.1.1 Connect the power plug to the main power socket and switch “ON” the main power supply of
6.1.2 Cooling will start in the Refrigerator.
6.1.3 Put the thermometer in the refrigerator compartment.
6.1.4 Set the thermostat control knob to normal position. Set the temperature of refrigerator between 2-8°C.
6.1.5 Load the refrigerator with the items to be stored between 2-8°C.
6.1.6 In case the desired temperature is not achieved, increase cooling by setting the thermostat to ‘MAX’
6.1.7 Monitor the temperature once in a day in the daily temperature monitoring record as per attachment-I.
6.2 General cleaning procedure
6.2.1 Internal cleaning
220.127.116.11 Switch ‘OFF’ the mains of the refrigerator.
18.104.22.168 Disconnect the plug of the equipment.
22.214.171.124 Open the door of the refrigerator and transfer the material lying inside the refrigerator and keep
aside at temperature 8-25o C before starting the cleaning activity
126.96.36.199 Remove the trays and clean the chamber and trays with clean duster dipped in the disinfectant
solution or 70% IPA.
188.8.131.52 After cleaning of the Refrigerator, rearrange the trays and switch “ON” the equipment and stabilize
the set temperature.
184.108.40.206 After achieving the set temperature shift all the material taken out again inside the cleaned
220.127.116.11 Record the cleaning of refrigerator as per attachment-II.
18.104.22.168 Cleaning Frequency: Once in a week.
6.2.2 External cleaning
22.214.171.124 Clean the external surface of refrigerator using a lint free cloth with 70% IPA every day.
126.96.36.199 Cleaning Frequency: Daily
SOP: Standard operating procedure
°C : Degree Celsius
IPA : Isopropyl Alcohol
QA : Quality Assurance
QC : Quality Control
9.0 DISTRIBUTION LIST
Quality Assurance Department
Quality Control Department
10.0 HISTORY OF REVISION
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