Introduction to Equipment Issues. INTRODUCTION. Each manufacturer should assure that production equipment and quality control measurement equipment, including mechanical, electronic, automated, chemical, or other equipment, are:
Each manufacturer should assure that production equipment and quality control measurement equipment, including mechanical, electronic, automated, chemical, or other equipment, are:
To ensure the equipment and apparatus used for manufacturing process that must be made with stable and proper material, correct design, safe and easy to operate.
FACTORS AFFECTING PRODUCT QUALITY
Equipment should be appropriate for its intended purpose and be appropriately designed, located, cleaned, maintained and correctly installed, to:
3. Must not affect the product through leaking valves, inappropriate maintenance, etc.
Must use explosion
proof materials for the
Fixed pipelines for the transfer of products and materials should :
Water, steam, pressure and vacuum lines where applicable should be installed :
All safety and regulator devices should be checked and calibrated regularly
Air pressure regulator
Pressure gauge &
Most of the pipelines should be Stainless Steel 316L as it is stable when in contact with the materials, during hot sanitation & disinfection.
Plastic pipelines may be cheaper in cost than stainless steel but the disadvantage of it is being unstable with hot sanitation and surface may not be perfectly smooth which poses a risk for germ contamination.
A manufacturer should establish schedules to maintain, clean, and adjust equipment used in the manufacture of cosmetic products, where failure to do so could have an adverse effect on the equipment's operation and hence the product.
To maintain, clean, or adjust equipment, the manufacturer should:
Typical calibration decals have a write-on surface. A tough paper or cloth stock and a pressure sensitive adhesive are used for easy application and removal of decal.
“Due” is the blank for date when recalibration is due
Calibration date : ____
By : ______________
Due : ______________
Calibration Identification Number or its equivalent is usually the minimum information that may be on the equipment. This information allows the manufacturer to read by finding the associated calibration record/card/file.
CAL. ID. No.
A seal or protective cover for exposed, recessed calibration controls on instruments. The calibration control cannot be adjusted without breaking the seal or removing the instrument case.
Measuring equipment that is not calibrated or otherwise unsuitable for use should be placed in a quarantine area or labeled with a “calibration void” decal.
DO NOT USE
A decal to be applied to measurement or monitoring instrument not intended to use in determining conformance to product master record specifications with respect to testing, manufacturing, environmental control, etc.
NOT A CALIBRATION