Correct storage temperatures play a vital role in many warehouses.
In the pharmaceutical industry, in medicine and biology, the food industry and the chemical industry, keeping temperatures within required limits is an essential aspect of professional quality assurance, just as it is for many industrial processes.
To ensure product quality, checking that temperature and humidity values in warehouses stay inside permitted thresholds is always subject to regulations.
To that extent, many relevant regulations exist, including HACCP, FDA, FSIS, FSEP to name just a few.
What needs to be monitored in a warehouse?
In today’s modern storage facilities you will find a variety of monitoring needs, temperature being one of the most monitored parameters.
Storage temperatures are influenced by many conditions such as solar radiation, open doors, shutters and gates, convection, loading with new products, HVAC systems (heating, ventilation, air conditioning), and much more. As part of a functioning QA, it is, therefore, necessary to record, monitor and document temperatures.
Perishable foodstuffs such as fruit, vegetables, meat or fish in cold stores, refrigerators or freezers; life-science products such as pharmaceuticals, vaccines, blood deposits, tissues and organs; chemical and paper storage facilities and many others - all of these need to have temperature monitored and recorded.
What to look out for?
The minimum requirement for monitoring temperatures in warehouses is the use of a Min/Max thermometer, which displays the respective minimum and maximum temperatures between two manual checks. However, such a Min/Max thermometer also bears its risks and inconveniences.
For one, the thermometer must be read consistently each day and the results recorded in a form, which must be maintained and archived. In addition, the staff in charge of the recording must be reliable and trustworthy.
The principle disadvantage of a Min/Max thermometer, however, is the inability to send out a reliable alarm in the case of threshold violation (preferably before any damage occurred)!
How do I check if the required temperature is maintained in my warehouse?
Nothing easier than that. The SenseAnywhere monitoring system allows you to keep on top of the temperatures in your warehouse. The system is easy to install and extremely intuitive to use. Keep track of the continuously recorded data at a glance - on site, at home or even while on the road. Configure temperature thresholds and get warned on the PC, by e-mail or SMS if these thresholds are violated - this is the only way to avoid damage before it occurs. On request, the system creates fully automatic reports for documentation and possible submission to inspectors.
And the best thing is... ...it doesn’t generate any extra work for you! Position the Sensor Modules where they need to monitor conditions, and after a simple and quick set-up phase, the monitoring system runs completely automatic and reliable - only drawing your attention when you need to step in.