How to Make a Thermal Mapping Distribution Study in 4 Steps.

4 Steps to Make a Thermal mapping distribution study


In this article, you will learn 4 simple instructions to make a thermal mapping distribution study using Temperature Data Loggers for environmental monitoring and other validation studies in Puerto RicoMoreover, you can find out how to get a thermal mapping validation template and validation management software application to handle your qualification activities fast and easily.

How to Make a Thermal Mapping Distribution Study in 4 Steps.

A thermal mapping consist of the following four broad activities:

1. Protocol development.

Prepare the validation protocol which describes the instruction to follow during the thermal mapping distribution study.  Optionally, you can create your validation protocol(s) using a CIQA protocol template to accelerate the process of preparation and approval.

2. Trial execution.

Get the temperature data loggers and installed in each different location to be monitored during the thermal study.  Make sure the data loggers are calibrated.  Once completed the study, remove the data loggers and extract the information for analysis, trending, and statistical reporting preparation.  This is the most critical part since you shall need to buy or rent the temperature data loggers necessary for your study.

3. Data analysis.

Perform the data evaluation and tabulation to calculate the average, maximums, and minimums values and locations.  Also, prepare the trending plots and graphs showing the behavior of the environmental conditions during the validation study.

4. Reporting. 

Once completed the data analysis, prepare a summary report which summarizes the results, statistics and graphs to support the conclusions and recommendations of each monitored location.

CIQA can bring you these services, as well as the rental of the data loggers to make the monitoring.

Thermal studies require the use of very expensive validation instrumentation and equipment, which represent a high cost in many cases if the utilization of that equipment is very low.

Since some companies do not have the internal personnel with the experience and knowledge to perform these studies, they contract third-party companies as CIQA Engineering to make that work.

CIQA Engineering has the equipment and experienced professionals to perform the thermal mapping and qualifications. We can prepare the protocols, bring the measurement instruments for monitoring, make the analysis and reporting documents once the data is gathered.

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. Thermal Mapping Distribution Studies

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: Make a Thermal Mapping

  1. What is a Temperature Data Logger?
  2. The 12 Most Common Applications for Temperature Data Loggers.
  3. The Top 6 Advantages Using Temperature Data Loggers
  4. The 5 Most Common Types of Temperature 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 Temperature Data Loggers
  9. The Top 3 Pros and Cons of Temperature Dataloggers
  10. The 5 Most Common Uses of the Temperature Data loggers
  11. How to Determine the Data Loggers Record Duration?
  12. How to Download the Information out of the Temperature Data Logger
  13. How to Determine the Number of Temperature 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 Temperature Data Loggers Useful.
  17. How to Configure a temperature Data logger in 5 steps
  18. The 5 Most Common Mistakes When Buying Data Loggers
  19. How to Choose the Best Temperature 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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