What Is Temperature Mapping
Pharmaceutical Temperature Mapping Explained
Temperature Mapping, in the pharmaceutical environment, is the process of recording and mapping the temperature in of 3-dimensional space. his may be a cool room, freezer, laboratory ware house or sability (environmental) chamber.
You may think that in any space that the temperature would be the uniform everywhere. But you will be surprised to learn that the temperature can vary by as much as 10°C from one location to another. Temperatures in the corners will most likely be different to the centre of the space being measured. We all know that cold air sinks and hot air rises – so, it goes without saying that the temperature at the bottom of a cool room will most likely be different to the temperature at the top of the cool room.
There are also “specific areas” within the cool room where the temperature also will differ such as: next to the cooling fans where the temperature will be at its coldest or close to the doors where it likely to be at its warmest.
Why is it important to Temperature Map your cold storage area?
Product Efficacy relies on goods being stored correctly. Vaccines that are stored in a fridge may get too warm / too cold and reduce/destroy the medicines’ efficacy. Ensuring that all locations within the temperature controlled area are within the correct temperature range is critical to maintain the quality of the products.
Temperature Mapping and Temperature Monitoring are integral to the storage of goods such as foods and medicines. An experienced company in Temperature Mapping should be engaged to make sure that your temperature controlled storage area is Temperature Mapped correctly followed by the placement of temperature sensors in the correct locations (warmest and coldest) for ongoing monitoring.
CoolPac specialises in Temperature Mapping and helping companies install a quality data logging system that complies with the requirement of the authorities such as HACCP or TGA.