Qualification of temperature-controlled storage areas

Appropriate storage condition should be envisaged on the stage of a design. Storage areas should be clean, dry and maintain the required temperature. If special storage conditions are required such as temperature, humidity they have to be envisaged, checked and monitored. Critical utilities should be qualified.

During qualification of warehouses, it is necessary to carry out temperature distribution test (mapping) that confirm the necessary storage conditions in critical season periods (the warmest and coldest ones).

The qualification should include the following documentation:

  • Design qualification
  • Installation qualification
  • Operational qualification
  • Performance qualification

During the operational and performance qualification, one of the most important issues is a justification of the temperature and humidity sensors location. It is extremely important to place the loggers near cold air streams or heat sources (if the storage of products is expected nearby), in the geometric center of a warehouse, near the sensors of BMS.

We perform the qualification of the following:

  • Warehouses
  • Refrigerators
  • Refrigerated trucks
  • Thermal containers