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SOP for Operating Procedure of Tray Dryer

OBJECTIVE
To lay down a procedure for operation of tray dryer.

SCOPE
This procedure applies for production department in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Facilities of XYZ Limited.

RESPONSIBILITY
The production staff is responsible for implementation of the process.
The production In-Charge is responsible for the execution and compliance of the procedure.

PROCEDURE
  • Ensure that the SS trays are clean. Ensure that both the internal (grills, base and roof) and external surface of the dryer is clean. Check that the exhaust fan and duct is clean and free from dust.
  • Affix the status label and load the material to be dried into the trays with the help of SS Scoops and distribute it evenly.
  • Spread the material uniformly on the tray with the help of SS scoops. Load only about half the level of each tray.
  • Place the trays into the drawer.
  • Shut the door of the dryer and switch ‘ON’ electrical supply.
  • Set the specified temperature. Note down the time at which the ‘SET’ temperature has attained.
  • The material to be dried for specified time as per the BMR from the above noted time. Rake the material with SS spatula intermittently for effective drying.
  • Before unloading the material ensure that the Moisture Content of the material is within the limit specified in the BMR.
  • Switch ‘OFF’ the heater, blower and main power.
  • Unload each tray of material starting from bottom and ending at the top into a clean, labeled in process container lined with poly bags.
  • All the operation details shall be entered in the equipment usage and cleaning record.

ABBREVIATION(s)
Q.A : Quality Assurance
SOP : Standard Operating Procedure
No. : Number
P.D : Production
B.M.R : Batch manufacturing record
SS : Stainless steel

ANNEXURE(s)
Nil.

REVISION CARD
Nil.


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