Vacker Group, UAE carried out Temperature Mapping Study and Validation Study services for warehouses, cold rooms, refrigerators, freezer etc. in UAE, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Oman, Bahrain & Iraq
Purpose of the Study
Through the study the following major parameters have to be established.
Temperature across the entire area is uniform? Any area where you intend to keep the goods should be studied.
If there are particular hot spots which exceed the permitted levels such points have to be identified.
It may not always be possible to rectify such hot spots. In such case those areas should be isolated for temperature controlled goods
If the Air conditioning system fails, how long the temperature will continue within the permitted levels
How many people, machinery etc. can be permitted without affecting the permitted temperature limits.
What are the temperature variations under full and half loaded conditions? If the area is fully loaded, is the entire space within the permitted levels?
All the above parameters need to be checked under different climatic conditions across various seasons of a year.
Recommendations for summer and winter might be different
We have written procedures for carrying out the study.
We will require a drawing of the entire area and the loading racks.
Based on the area and number of racks we place numerous temperature data loggers across the entire area.
One logger will be placed outside to collect ambient temperature.
The location of the data loggers will be marked in the drawing with identification numbers for future reference
All data loggers will start recording simultaneously
All real life activities such as movement of people, machinery, opening of doors etc. are permitted and will be recorded to the extent possible.
The data will be taken continuously for a number of days under different storage capacity. eg. Empty, full capacity and half capacity of storage.
The whole procedure will be repeated in winter and summer
After completing the recording the data loggers will be collected and data will be downloaded into our software for further analysis.
Analysis and Report
Now we have collected temperature data under various climatic and operational conditions.
These data will be loaded into the software and will be completely analyzed.
The results will be various graphs and imaging similar to the next screen. Based on the study, the certification and recommendations will be provided.
Any hot spots in the enclosed area to be corrected. If rectification is not possible, such area should be clearly marked and should not be used for storage
Locations where thermometers or real time monitors to be placed
If the Air conditioning system fails, how long the temperature can be sustained
If any machinery is creating excess heat, such machinery should be limited.
Mean Kinetic temperature will be calculated
How long the door can be kept open