In this article, you will discover why the costs of the Temperature Data Loggers vary between models and suppliers in Puerto Rico. Also, you can discover how to get a Thermal Mapping Validation Template and Validation Management Software Application to handle your qualification activities fast and easily.
Why Some Temperature Data Loggers Are More Expensive Than Others?
Making a simple search on the internet, you can find some temperature data loggers that may cost approximately $100 USD dollars or less.
If you look deeper, can find that other data loggers more advanced and accurate may cost from $500 to $3000 USD dollars. Why is the price difference so dramatic?
Indeed, many characteristics contribute to the data loggers’ cost, but its cost varies mostly due to the following 3 main factors:
1. Enclosure. The enclosure of the data logger affects significantly the cost of the device. (e.g., rough outdoor, water resistance, explosion-proof, etc.)
2. Accuracy. The measurement accuracy of the instrument sensor is critical to determine if a data logger is suitable for its intended use or not. (e.g., The data loggers capable to measure very accurate readings of temperature and relative humidity are more expensive than those with a high % error or poor accuracy.)
3. Range. The measurement range of the data logger is important since it determines how low and high temperatures and relative humidity can be recorded with acceptable accuracy. (e.g. The data loggers capable to measure extreme high and low temperatures accurately are more expensive than those designed for ambient conditions.)
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
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.
THERMAL MAPPING PROTOCOL TEMPLATE
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.
VALIDATION MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE APPLICATION
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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