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SOP on Operation and Cleaning of Vortex mixer

  • SOP on Operation and Cleaning of Vortex mixer
  • Objective

To lay down the procedure for Operation and Cleaning of Vortex mixer


This SOP is applicable for Operation and Cleaning of Vortex mixer in Microbiology Laboratory. (Pharmaceutical Company Name).

  • Responsibility
    • Microbiologist or above of Microbiology Laboratory.
    • Head – Microbiology section / Nominee.
  • Accountability
    • Head – Quality Control. / Nominee.
  • Abbreviations and Definitions

SOP         : Standard operating procedure

No.            : Number

QC            : Quality Control

QA            : Quality Assurance

  • Procedure
    • Operation
      • Plug the power cable of the vortex mixer to the switchboard.
      • Switch ON the mains.
      • Switch ON the vortex mixer.
      • Keep the container containing sample on the vibratory part of the vortex mixer for vortex mixing.
      • As per the requirement adjust the vortexing speed by rotating the knob provided in either clockwise or anticlockwise direction.
      • Take precautions to avoid the spillage of the sample from the tube or vial.
      • After completion of the activity switch off the vortex mixer and switch off the mains.
    • Cleaning
      • Clean the surface of the vortex mixer twice daily at start and end of day’s work with lint free mopping cloth moistened with 70% IPA.
    • Forms and Records (Annexures)
      • Not applicable
  • Distribution
    • Master copy        –       Quality Assurance
    • Controlled copies –       Quality Assurance, Production, Quality Control, Stores, Engineering   and Human Resource
  • History:
Date Revision Number
Reason for Revision
00   NEW SOP



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