6 Big Mistakes Buying Data Loggers for the First Time in Puerto Rico.

6 mistakes to avoid buying data logger the first time


In this article, you will learn the most typical mistakes of buying Data Loggers for thermal mapping and other validation studies in Puerto RicoAlso, you can discover how to get a Thermal Mapping Validation Template and Validation Management Software Application to handle your qualification activities fast and easily.

5 Common Errors Buying Temperature Data Loggers.

Many persons do NOT take into consideration many aspects and requirements when they buy data loggers, as lead times and calibration costs. Mistakes Buying Data Loggers

The most common errors observed when buyers are purchasing data loggers for the first time are:

Error 1. Some buyers don’t know that the temperature data loggers must be calibrated before been use in most thermal mapping studies for medical devices and pharmaceutical purposes.

This calibration must guarantee that the data loggers can meet the specification stated on their datasheets for at least twelve-month (12) periods since they were calibrated. Mistakes Buying Data Loggers

Error 2. Other buyers don’t know that calibration certificates must be traceable to national standards NIST and cover the whole range of measurement for your application.

Error 3. One of the most common mistakes when buying data loggers is assuming they are calibrated or that the calibration certificate is included when you order and purchase them. Mistakes Buying Data Loggers

Sadly, the calibration certificates are not included by “default” with the data loggers at the time you place the purchase order, because normally they are sent to calibration after been buy it.

Error 4. Some buyers assume that the calibration service is free or included in the price of the data logger. Indeed, it is a separate item with a cost that sometimes overpasses two or three times the cost of the data loggers.

Error 5. Many buyers think that the calibration lead time shall be short. Normally, it may take approximately from 2 to 4 weeks after you place your order to buy the data loggers. Mistakes Buying Data Loggers

Recommendations to Avoid Mistakes Selecting Temperature Data Loggers.

We suggest evaluating all your requirements and needs to use temperature data loggers, but, also consider the frequency of use monthly, and how fast you need them on-site for your validation study.

So, you can determine if is better to buy or rent them based on the expertise and time availability of your employees to configure and prepare the trending graphs and summary statistical reports on time.

Before buy, consider the cost of the data loggers, but, also the cost of the calibration and its lead time.

Evaluate and compare the total costs and lead times, against the costs to rent data loggers already calibrated.

If you are NOT using temperature data loggers frequently, consider a fast CIQA rental of the calibrated data loggers required for the thermal study. Thermal Mapping Outcomes

To rent temperature and humidity data loggers

One of our data logger experts can set up, configure and bring to you the data loggers ready to use and be installed to collect information from your thermal mapping study.   At the end of your monitoring, you can send the data loggers back to us for data extraction, evaluation, and perform the statistical analysis and plotting with averages, maximums, and minimums.  For more information about services to make the initial setup, configuration, and statistical summary reports with trending graphs, click here.

Click here to Request a Custom Quotation online to Rental calibrated temperature and humidity data loggers


In case you need to create or update your thermal mapping protocol, you can use our template protocol to accelerate the process to perform the validation study and monitoring. To download a free sample of a thermal mapping protocol template in .pdf format, click here.  


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To download a complete thermal mapping protocol template fully editable in MS Word format, ready to fill, and use according to your cGMP needs, click here.   


Moreover, soon you can get a Validation Management Software Application to handle all your qualification and validation documents from anywhere at any time.




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REFERENCES: Mistakes Buying Data Loggers in Puerto Rico

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  2. The 12 Most Common Applications for Data Loggers.
  3. The Top 6 Advantages Using Data Loggers
  4. The 5 Most Common Types of Data Loggers
  5. The Top 10 Main Characteristics of the Temperature Data loggers
  6. The 4 Main Attributes of Temperature Data loggers.
  7. Costs of the Temperature Data Loggers for Validation Purposes
  8. The 4 Best Features of the Data Loggers
  9. The Top 3 Pros and Cons of Dataloggers
  10. The 5 Most Common Uses of the Data loggers
  11. How to Determine the Data Loggers Record Duration?
  12. How to Download the Information out of the Data Logger
  13. How to Determine the Number of Data Loggers Do I Need?
  14. How Data loggers can handle their memory.
  15. The Top 6 Reasons Why People Rent Temperature Data Loggers.
  16. 3 Reasons Why are Data Loggers Useful.
  17. How to Configure a Data logger in 5 steps
  18. The 5 Most Common Mistakes When Buying Data Loggers
  19. How to Choose the Best Data Loggers for your Validation.
  20. 6 Main Differences between Data Loggers.
  21. What is a Thermal Mapping Distribution Study?
  22. How to Make a Thermal Mapping in Four Steps
  23. What 5 Tests Should Be Performed During Temperature Mapping?
  24. Understanding the 5 Most Relevant Thermal Mapping Outcomes
  25. The Best Locations to Place Temperature Data loggers for thermal mappings.
Ramon Cayuela, MS, BS, Chemical Engineering

Ramon Cayuela, MS, BS, Chemical Engineering

CIQA President and CEO.
I've been working in validation engineering since 1992 with many multinational pharmaceutical companies. I love sharing my passion and knowledge with others. If you have any questions about anything (or just have general questions). I will be more than happy to assist you. You can count on the BEST customer service on CIQA. I go to great lengths to make sure my clients are 100% satisfied with their purchases and check emails/messages consistently throughout the day. You can rest assured that everything being sold here is as-described or your money back. I look forward to working with you!

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