Safe Operating Procedure (SOP) School of Molecular & Biomedical Science
Prepared by: Laura O’Carroll Date: 26/05/2008
Approved by: Andrea Yool Signature:
Check there is approximately 10cm of “CryoCool” heat transfer fluid between the
condensation trap and the metal base before use.
Check there is only a small amount of condensation in the trap. If there is more than
100ml, empty it.
Turn on refrigeration unit 1 hour before it is needed.
Switch on vacuum pump.
Place samples in rack with lids open.
Make sure samples are evenly balanced.
Close lid and start to spin samples.
Turn blue vacuum knob located at the back of the centrifuge unit clockwise to
“9 o’clock” to begin vacuum.
Once finished, turn off vacuum pump.
Turn off refrigeration unit
Release vacuum to pump by turning blue knob clockwise to “12 o’clock” then
clockwise to “6 o’clock to release vacuum from centrifuge.
Only then, switch off spin.
Switch all units off at wall.