Temperature loggers are ideal in any situation where temperature is important. Common areas of use include monitoring the transport and storage of temperature sensitive products such as food, vaccines, medicine, chemicals and pathology samples. They can also monitor processes such as freezing, washing, sterilising, and incubating.
A temperature logger can tell you:
- when excessive temperatures were reached
- for how long that temperature was maintained
- how often excessive temperatures were reached
- average temperature and temperature cycles
eTemperature is the software which enables you to make the most out of your Thermochron Temperature Logger.
Here are some common scenarios eTemperature has been used in:
Food Storage and Transportation
According to the Australian & New Zealand Food Standards Code, if you are receiving, storing, processing (including defrosting and preparing), cooling, reheating, displaying or transporting potentially hazardous foods then you must be able to prove that you have not exposed the food to this critical “Danger Zone” temperature range for too long.
eTemperature is used by those in the food and transportation industries to ensure that these potentially hazardous foods haven’t been exposed to the danger zone range of 5°C to 60°C for any lengthy period of time. This ensures compliance with the appropriate standards and codes.
Temperature logging with eTemperature confirms the cold chain has been maintained and provides accurate knowledge of the vaccine refrigerator temperature. This is critical, as vaccines need to be stored in the range of 2°C to 8°C (the ‘safe zone’) to make sure they are still effective when administered to patients.
eTemperature and Thermochrons have been used widely in Australia and New Zealand, such as by the Pharmacy Guild of Australia to audit their members’ vaccine fridges. eTemperature and Thermochrons were also installed in the majority of GPs when the New Zealand government supplied all GPs with a vaccine fridge.