We were contacted recently by one of our members asking about DRC’s point of view regarding differences between a temperature recorder and a real time temperature recorder. Real time temperature recorders are those which are GPS enabled and can be monitored remotely. This technology has been available in our industry for a few years now and in our experience, a real time temperature recorder brings additional advantages over a regular temperature recorder. To mentioned a few:
If a temperature recorder is lost, no data is available. For a real time temperature recorder, data is always available even when real time recorder is lost.
Location of the load in transit.
Alert system to indicate temperatures during transit have passed the set temperature range.
Can avoid temperature impact on product while in transit.
Anyone can have access to the data as long as certain information such as the serial number is provided.
Simultaneously, a real time temperature recorder also brings additional responsibilities to those who have access to the real time data. The real time data from these devices is considered evidence of the temperatures in transit, just like a tape or digital readout from a traditional temperature recorder. The main difference is, if you become aware of a temperature problem in transit and nothing is done about it, all those who had access could take on liability for not taking steps to limit or stop potential deterioration to the product.
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