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#1 FoodManz99

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Posted 12 January 2017 - 11:00 PM

Hello all,

 

I work in for a food and beverage manufacturer and have been charged with creating a long overdue procedure for the commissioning of new equipment.  I have a fairly basic checklist to work with, but the idea is to have an written procedure and I was hoping the community might have some examples or ideas they could share.  Any help is much appreciated!



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Posted 13 January 2017 - 12:25 AM

Maybe this?

 

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Posted 18 January 2017 - 03:03 PM

Thanks Marshall!

 

One issue, though - I'm trying to modify some of the cells to match our needs, and it says they are protected...I tried to unlock them, but apparently I need a password?

 

Please advise.

 

Thanks again!

 

Brian



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Posted 18 January 2017 - 04:16 PM

Some added info that may be of help

 

Equipment is designed, constructed and installed to ensure that:
• It meets regulatory and program requirements;
• It is capable of delivering the requirements of the process and the sanitation
program;
• It is accessible for cleaning, sanitizing, maintenance and inspection and is easily
disassembled for those purposes;
• Contamination of the product and food contact surfaces is prevented during
operations;
• It permits proper drainage and where appropriate, it is connected directly to
drains;
• It is smooth, non-corrosive, non-absorbent, non-toxic, free from pitting, cracks
and crevices where there are food contact surfaces;
• It is, where necessary, exhausted to the outside to prevent condensation.
 
The follow up with a new equipment record detailing how the new equipment meets your standards. You may also want to ask vendors for disassembly instructions prior to purchase to ensure that your sanitation staff are able to sanitize the new peice correctly and in a time sensitive way

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Posted 24 January 2017 - 07:40 PM

Thanks for the replies, the info and checklists have been very insightful.  I was hoping to find some examples of a written out procedure for the process.  Would any happen to have any examples they may be using or have seen in other facilities?



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Posted 25 January 2017 - 03:34 AM

Thanks for the replies, the info and checklists have been very insightful.  I was hoping to find some examples of a written out procedure for the process.  Would any happen to have any examples they may be using or have seen in other facilities?

 

Hi Foodman,

 

Thanks for returning,

 

The problem with generic procedures is that they tend to be general.

 

Perhaps you could specify the kind of equipment of primary interest so as to increase the likelihood of relevant answers ? Tables are likely to be rather different to Compressors.


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Posted 25 January 2017 - 11:47 AM

Thanks Marshall!

 

One issue, though - I'm trying to modify some of the cells to match our needs, and it says they are protected...I tried to unlock them, but apparently I need a password?

 

Please advise.

 

Thanks again!

 

Brian

Brian,

 

I got the checklist from here. Maybe if you contacted them directly, they might be able to help?

 

Marshall



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Posted 25 January 2017 - 03:09 PM

Hello Marshall,

 

Excellent, thanks for the link - I'll try that!

 

Brian



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Posted 25 January 2017 - 05:55 PM

Hi Foodman,

 

Thanks for returning,

 

The problem with generic procedures is that they tend to be general.

 

Perhaps you could specify the kind of equipment of primary interest so as to increase the likelihood of relevant answers ? Tables are likely to be rather different to Compressors.

Thanks for visiting my topic.  I really do appreciate everybody's input.  I actually am looking for a somewhat generic SOP that I can adapt later on as need be, depending on the equipment.  I was recently hired with a food manufacturer, and they have nothing in the way of formal procedures for commissioning new equipment beyond a checklist they probably pulled from a completely different operation and business, and my normal approach would be to simply map out in detail the process for putting new equipment into play and documenting the different steps of that process, however, they have absolutely no formal procedures in play so I can't apply the methods I've used with previous employers because they are nowhere near as advanced as the methods I've been accustomed to implementing with my previous employers. 

 

Make sense? We have an audit looming VERY soon and I can't just write out an "appropriate" SOP because it's one I can't demonstrate to the Auditor that we do or are even close to being able to implement.  It's a very odd predicament, trying to sort of de-evolve proper, modern day practices of equipment commissioning, but to use something modern that I have no time to actually conduct training for and implement isn't an option.  ANY help anyone could provide would be awesome!



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Posted 25 January 2017 - 06:32 PM

This is about as generic as I can get.

 

Plenty of room to add specificity.

 

Marshall

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Posted 04 April 2018 - 01:50 AM

Hi All,

 

I want to write a general sop for equipment purchase and commissioning.

plz guide if any already....



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Posted 19 August 2018 - 08:13 PM

HI EVERY ONE

I am studying in HACCP course.could you help me about writing SOPs for Equipment Purchase & Commissioning?

 I don't have any idea and experiment for this topic?

   

BEST REGARDS



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Posted 20 August 2018 - 11:37 PM

Thanks for the replies, the info and checklists have been very insightful.  I was hoping to find some examples of a written out procedure for the process.  Would any happen to have any examples they may be using or have seen in other facilities?

 

Hi

 

I would suggest the checklist as your guide to start documenting the procedure. Risk assessment is essential represented by cross functional team in your organization i.e. Maintenance, QA, Production/Operation, R&D. I can share a sample RA if anyone's interested. Hope this helps.

 

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Posted 22 August 2018 - 09:07 PM

Hi Ivy,

 

I would be interested to see your sample RA if you wouldn't mind sharing.

 

Thank you!

 

Kate



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Posted 22 August 2018 - 10:42 PM

Hi Kate

 

Sample RA



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Posted 22 August 2018 - 10:46 PM

Attached File  New Equipment Design Construction Risk Assessment.xlsx   317.14KB   152 downloads






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