Temperature mapping is the process of installing data loggers that record temperature data for monitoring and analysis, as these products can become dangerous or unusable if kept in the wrong conditions.
The purpose of temperature mapping is to identify hot spots, to know how the internal temperature is affected by climatic changes and to better manage the storage of your product. The MHRA recommend temperature mapping is conducted once in the summer and once in the winter.
This mapping exercise ensures compliance as well as enabling proper use of the warehouse and a fuller understanding of products affected by temperatures.
If you have warehouses, cold stores, fridges, freezers, stability cabinets etc., where temperature sensitive pharmaceutical products are stored, you will need to temperature map these areas.
What does a temperature mapping survey tell me?
A survey will plainly reveal: stratification of the air, hot and cold-spots, anomalies in the chilling/heating system, power outages, the effects of door-openings, effects of introducing goods, presence of personnel, time-to recovery of set temperature, and much more.
The report contains all the data shown as multi-trace colored graphs for the entire area plus sectional breakdowns to point up differences by location, level etc.
Where unexpected behavior is seen, a sectional graph will be produced to give a zoomed-in view allowing closer scrutiny of the data.
Examination of the multi trace graphs will reveal the movement of change in temperatures in the volume so indicating air-movements, Derived values of max, min and average are shown for each location in bar-graphs to help point up any zoning either by level or plan-location. This will show you if you have a patchy, uneven distribution of temperatures.
Documentation Warehouse Temperature Mapping: Temperature mapping refers to the mapping and of temperature ranges, fluctuations and differences in a controlled space, such cold-storage units, warehouses, laboratories, etc. Conducted over a specific period of time, this process helps improve detection, analysis and control of any variations that may occur in temperature-sensitive work environments.
Mapping Temperatures in Vehicles and Cold Room, Refrigerator
Temperature mapping examples
Refrigerators, cool rooms, cold rooms, raw material warehouse, finished product warehouse, incubator ice box, retain samples…etc.
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