Temperature mapping is the process of mapping the differences and changes in temperature that occur within a defined area due to influences like HVAC Systems, opening doors, lights, proximity to cooling fans, personnel movement, and the quantity of products being stored at any given time.
A temperature mapping exercise is required for any space allocated for the storage and handling of products with a specified labelled storage temperature. This includes freezer rooms, cold rooms, temperature-controlled storage areas, quarantine areas and receiving and loading bays. It may also include laboratories. The permitted temperature ranges in these areas will vary – for example: -25°C to -10°C, 2°C to 8°C, 15°C to 25°C, etc. Temperature mapping may also need to be carried out in spaces without active temperature control.
A mapping study establishes the temperature distribution within the zone being mapped and it locates hot and cold spots. The collected data provides an essential source of information to ensure that all TTSPPs are correctly stored within their labelled temperature range(s). Mapping may also be used to identify zones where remedial action needs to be taken; for example by altering existing air distribution to eliminate hot and cold spots, or by retro-fitting new air distribution equipment to reduce temperature stratification in high-bay warehouses.
Temperature mapping is important for businesses and organisations dealing with temperature sensitive products, like biochemical products such as medications and vaccines, and all kinds of fresh and treated foods, especially fruit and vegetables, frozen foods, dairy and meat products.
Verifying that the refrigeration systems maintain an acceptable temperature level for each specific product at all times ensures that the product is not damaged, affecting it’s shelf life or efficacy and resulting in financial losses, and this is then supported using ongoing monitoring systems.
We carry out temperature mapping exercises in accordance with WHO guidelines.
Our client had the problem whereby noise was negatively influencing their patients by preventing them from sleeping which led to longer recovery times and poor reviews. Ikhaya embarked on creating a real time NOISE monitoring solution to curtail this behaviour and working closely with the client we monitored the LEQ value.
Leq is the preferred method to describe sound levels that vary over time, resulting in a single decibel value which takes into account the total sound energy over the period of time of interest
The results were astonishing. The client made it a KPI and within a few months after implementation the patients were happy and the reviews were positive.
Maintaining the cold chain is imperative for keeping a high standard of quality and maintaining shelf life to ensure customer satisfaction. This starts with your local Fridge, Freezer or Cold Room.
Ikhaya has developed an intelligent system which monitors your Fridge, Freezer or Cold Room in Real time; taking a temperature reading every minute with the added advantage of monitoring Door openings, Power Failures or Compressor Trips.
The Ikhaya system will not only save you money but will increase your quality and shelf life and give your customer peace of mind.
Should you have a -80°C freezer or 2 to 8°C fridge or looking for monitoring any other temperature range, the Ikhaya system will provide you with a viable and cost effective solution.
Whether you looking at monitoring Temperature, Pressure, Level, Flow, Humidity, CO2, Power or any other process sensor that has a 4-20mA or 1-5Vdc output in real-time and/or remotely; Ikhaya would be able to provide you with a real-time monitoring solution.
Benefits are endless and can include preventative maintenance, reduced call outs, increased quality control, lower CO2 footprint and most of all, in the pocket savings.
Contact us so that we can arrange an appointment to provide you with a viable solution.
Being specialists in our industry of Real-Time Temperature Monitoring systems and having worked with many Pharmacists we understand how crucial Temperature is to your industry.
Therefore not compromising on quality we have developed a few solutions which should cater for all pharmacists needs, from a simple SMS Based Alert System to a complete Real-Time temperature Monitoring System we can provide you with a solution that meets your requirements at a cost that fits your pocket.
So whether you looking at monitoring your Room, Fridge, Cold-Room, Freezer, Incubator, Ultracold Freezer or Cryogenic Temperatures, or even Humidity, Power or CO2, we would be pleased to offer an off the shelf proven solution.
We also offer other Services of Temperature Mapping and Validation of our System
Recently we secured a national deal to monitor the largest Chicken producer in South Africa.
The original scope was to monitor in real time temperature and humidity in Broilers and provide alerts via sms and email which was easy but as soon we began to understand the customer’s challenges we evolved the system to include a Dashboard as well an intelligent algorithm.
The algorithm was designed such that the Production manager would be able to start a cycle via our web interface from the comfort of thier office or home. The algorithm would then automatically change the set point according to the cycle and alert if any excursions occur. On your right is a slide show of the dashboard and calendar which the algorithm is based off.
This being a success we have since evolved the system to monitor CO2, Humidity, Pressure, Water, Power and much more.
Our other solutions include Day Old Chick Truck Monitoring, Egg rooms as well as Rearing sites
Speak to the specialist in the industry and we will provide you with a cost effective and viable solution.
Being a partner with the largest insulated truck/trailer body builder company in the South Africa SERCO and integrating with the two biggest fleet management companies in country proves Ikhaya’ s quality and reliability.
Installing our temperature monitoring system into your vehicle not only speaks volume on your concern about maintaining the cold chain but gives your customers peace of mind knowing their product is being pro-actively monitored in real time.
This small investment will assure you monetary return, increased quality and allow you many nights off peaceful sleep.
Server Rooms are the engines of any business and they work tirelessly in the background until something goes wrong like an Air Conditioner or Power Failure.
Ikhaya has developed a solution which can monitor Temperature, Humidity, Water Flooding, Door Opening and Power Loss.
From a Simple SMS system to a comprehensive real time monitoring system we do it all.
Ikhaya can offer single use or multi use temperature loggers to fit your requirement, please contact us for more information.
The safety of temperature sensitive perishable products including pharmaceuticals, vaccines and food raised more and more public attention nowadays, transport is an important part making up supply chain, so no doubt a reliable and accurate approach to monitoring the temperature condition in transit is as vital as other quality control measures.
Our Multi use temperature data loggers are designed for the complex conditions in transport and storage, with mark button for recording important events, users would be fully aware of the all events which need special attention, and multiple alarms could deliver detailed statistic results in various alarm ranges, this helps to offer more visibility for biopharmaceutical products in cold chain and validation operations.
The data management software would help users gain more deeper insight into the environmental conditions the goods have been through.
Our Single use temperature logger option is ideal for temperature monitoring in cold chain applications, as a cost-effective data logger, It is easy-to-use and is a user-friendly operating experience, activation is done by pressing the button to start and placing it into shipment to be monitored, it will begin to accurately monitor the temperature parameters throughout the cold chain applications. Moreover, its compact size design could minimize the space occupation in shipment.
The integrated USB connector enables reading data immediately when arriving at destination without the need for docking stations or cabling, and auto PDF generation allows a customer to view the report without the need for software download and installation.