Temperature Mapping Services
Ellab provides a full service turn-key solution by providing equipment, writing protocols, supplying engineers and completing summary report packages.
What Types of Equipment Requires Temperature Mapping?
Reach-in and walk-in controlled temperature units (CTU) and controlled environmental units (CTE) such as:
- Stability chambers
Performing temperature mapping for these units ensures that every point within the defined storage area confidently meet certain acceptance criteria. The temperature mapping is performed over a period of time to ensure that as the systems actuate, the temperature is always within limits and without excursion.
Warehouse qualifications that include temperature mapping, come down to the quantity of sensors and strategic planning for their distribution within the storage area. Each warehouse qualification will require a custom number of sensors for temperature mapping based on the variables for that particular warehouse. Some of the variables to consider include the length, width, height, external facing walls with direct sunlight, insulation, racking layout, HVAC air inlets/outlets, fans, openings such as doors and overhead doors as well as the changes in outside (ambient) season temperatures. All of these factors will have an effect on the uniformity of the temperature within the warehouses and need to be considered when developing the temperature mapping plan.
For several applications in regulated industries, there is a need to sterilize a variety of items to ensure safety. Two common ways of sterilizing are moist heat steam sterilization and dry heat sterilization, often referred to as depyrogenation. Steam sterilization can be used for a wide range of items, including growth media, antifoam, glassware, unwrapped goods, waste, etc., whereas depyrogenation is often used for items that can handle higher temperatures, such as glass vials, syringes, orthopedic components, surgical rods and staples. Each of these processes requires specific qualifications depending on the type of items and materials being sterilized. Ultimately, however, the overall concept and qualification process can be fairly similar.
Data Logger Temperature Mapping System
Thermocouple Temperature Mapping System
What to look for when Selecting a Temperature Mapping Contractor
It can sometimes be difficult to decide who provides the best type of services for a specific facility. There are a couple of key points that should be considered when selecting a temperature mapping contractor:
- Quality of the staff and engineers
- Quality of the equipment used to perform temperature mapping
- Time spent preparing and conducting measurements
- Recognized standing in the industry as manufacturers of temperature mapping equipment
- Quality and turnaround of the documentation upon completion
- A full service turn-key solution by providing equipment, writing protocols, supplying engineers and completing summary report packages
- A customizable approach to meet your needs
- Staffing for either projects or full-time staff augmentations
- Temperature mapping equipment through either purchase or rental solutions