Differences Between Temperature Data Loggers for Validations.

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In this article, you will learn the major differences between Temperature Data Loggers for thermal mapping and other monitoring validation studies in Puerto RicoIn addition, you can learn how to get a Thermal Mapping Validation Template and Validation Management Software Application to handle your qualification activities more efficiently.

Understanding the Main Deferences Between Temperature Data Loggers.

There are many temperature loggers available in the market, some of which monitor temperature, % relative humidity, and other parameters, so it is very important to define your requirements before choosing the correct one for your application study.

As you shall notice, exists several differentiators between data loggers that make them unique.

These variations between data loggers make a huge difference between data logger prices.

The 6 Most Common Differences Between Data Loggers Are:

1. In-door versus Outdoor Datalogger for Temperature Monitoring.

In-door data loggers are suitable inside a building for monitoring the temperature/RH in a cleanroom, warehouse, delivery box, etc.
In-door data loggers are less expensive than outdoor models with the enclosure to bring full waterproof protection suitable for a rough exterior environment.

2. Temperature Data Loggers with a Readable Display.

These data loggers are more expensive than those without readable display since can show the real-time information measured of the current readings. These devices are more suitable for indoor purposes and are designed to be placed in convenient locations for easy viewing.

3. Temperature Data loggers for Travel and Transportation.

The ideal data loggers for distribution and transporting products. They are cost-effective, lightweight, and compact. The disposable data loggers are suitable for the monitoring of the frozen foods that are BS EN 12830 compliant.

4. Submersible Data Loggers for High Temperatures.

In case, you need a water-resistant data logger to measure temperatures inside the autoclave, washer, etc. you can use the device with an enclosure designed for this specific application. This kind of data logger is more appropriate for manufacturing and industrial environments which includes harsh conditions that you need a more rugged, dustproof, and waterproof logger, making them great for use in damp or wet environments.

5. Disposable Data Loggers for General Monitoring.

The most affordable data loggers are very small and cost-effective. They are frequently used for monitoring medical fridges and freezers, as well as general indoor monitoring. These types of devices are not very accurate or advanced in their functionalities but may be a good option for some applications.

6. Larger Premises and Remote Data Access.

These data loggers can send automatically the information for instant viewing on a PC by any authorized user connected to a wireless network, with no need to manually download data. They are very useful in large facilities or when remote access is required.

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.

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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.   


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Ramon Cayuela, MS, BS, Chemical Engineering

Ramon Cayuela, MS, BS, Chemical Engineering

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