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SOP for Operation and Cleaning of Rapid Mixer Granulator

OBJECTIVE
To provide a procedure for operation and cleaning of Rapid Mixer Granulator.

SCOPE
It applies to operation and cleaning of Rapid Mixer Granulator.

RESPONSIBILITY
Operator: To operate the machine as per this SOP.
Supervisor: To ensure that the procedure is followed.
Production Head: To enforce the procedure.

PROCEDURE
Procedure for Operation
  • Check the blade, chopper & body of rapid mixer granulator are cleaned.
  • Clean internal portion with lint free duster.
  • Ensure cleaning & fitting.
  • Update the status board with details.
  • Open the air supply valve to rapid mixer granulator.
  • Check air pressure should be more than 4 kg/cm2.
  • Open the lid and charge material, by turning the top lid button towards the open marking for RMG 250 Ltrs.
  • Close the lid and fix the side clamps. Close the lid by turning the top lid button towards the close marking for RMG 250 Ltrs.
  • Mix the material as per respective product batch manufacturing record.
  • To mix the material on slow speed agitator, push “slow speed agitator “button.
  • To mix the material on fast speed agitator, push “fast speed agitator “button.
  • To start chopper on slow speed, turn button to marking slow speed chopper.
  • To start chopper on fast speed, turn button to marking fast speed chopper.
  • To add the paste, open the paste addition port & pour the paste.
  • Mix material as per respective product BMR.
  • To discharge material; push ‘Discharge Opening Button’
  • Unload the material in FBD bowl or polythene bag lined container as per requirement.
  • Close the outlet port by pushing ‘OFF ‘switch.
  • Update the status board with details.


Procedure for cleaning:

Cleaning for product-to-product change over:
  • Update the status board with details.
  • Start compressed air supply.
  • Close the discharge port by pushing off switch.
  • Open the paste additions port and charge the water.
  • Fill the rapid mixer granulator approx. half portion with water.
  • Close the paste addition port. Start the agitator and chopper.
  • Start the agitator and chopper approx. 10 minutes.
  • Keep empty container below outlet port to collect the water.
  • Push discharge port opening switch to drain the water.
  • Remove the main blade. Take it to washing room for cleaning.
  • Clean it with 1% soap solution no detergent left.
  • Wash the blade with water till detergent removed.
  • Rinse the blade with purified water.
  • Dry it with clean duster.
  • Clean and remove the sticking material to the inside body of rapid mixer granulator with a nylon brush.
  • Wash the body & chopper blades with 1% soap solution.
  • Wash the body & chopper blades with water till no detergent left.
  • Rinse the body & chopper blades with purified water.
  • Dry the rapid mixer granulator with dry & clean duster. Allow it to dry.
  • Now fix the agitator, which is cleaned.
  • Clean the platform, side guards & staircase with water.
  • If the machine is not used after cleaning within 24 hours, Machine to be re cleaned by following above procedure.

Cleaning for batch to batch change over:
  • Frequency of cleaning to be done after every 3 Batches.
  • Update the status board with details.
  • Start compressed air supply.
  • Wear the hand gloves & nose mask.
  • Open the lid by turning the top lid button towards the open marking for RMG 250 LTRS.
  • Close the discharge port by pushing off switch.
  • Clean and remove material sticking to the inside body of rapid mixer granulator.
  • Clean the outlet port of the rapid mixer granulator.
  • Close the lid and fix the side clamps. Close the lid by turning the top lid button towards the close marking for RMG 250 LTRS.
  • Clean the outside body of rapid mixer granulator with dry & clean duster.
  • Clean the platform, side guards & staircase with duster.
  • Put the in-process label with details.

ABBREVIATIONS
SOP: Standard Operating Procedure.
rpm: Rotations per minute.
No.: Number.
SS: Stainless steel.
RMG: Rapid Mixer Granulator.

REVISION HISTORY
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