Professional temperature mapping service for Laboratories, Pharmaceutical, Life science, Warehouses and Temperature controlled storage areas.
Our mapping is accredited by UKAS to ISO 17025:2017
We offer a range of services that can be tailored to suit individual requirements producing cost effective, fast and accurate temperature mapping results. Our ISO 17025, UKAS Accreditation, for temperature mapping gives you the peace of mind that your temperature mapping study is carried out to the required standards that supports your regulatory requirements.
Temperature mapping for Hospitals, Healthcare, Pharmaceutical companies and Laboratories for compliance with MHRA and GxP guidelines.
Temperature & Humidity mapping for warehouses and receiving loading bays for compliance with GDP and GMP standards.
Temperature mapping for food storage and processing areas for compliance with BRC and GMP standards.
Temperature mapping of trailers, cold rooms and temperature controlled storage areas for compliance with BRC and GMP standards.
Our ISO 17025 UKAS Accreditation for temperature mapping allows us to support customers to meet the requirements of regulatory bodies such as the MHRA, FDA and GMP.
After analysis we provide a clear and precise mapping report and UKAS certificate for the mapping study. The report will provide evidence of the suitability for the storage of temperature sensitive products to help demonstrate regulatory compliance.
Our reports include;
- Schematic or floor plan of the area being mapped.
- Minimum, maximum and average temperature for each sensor.
- Data presented in both tabular and graphical format.
- Mean Kinetic Temperature (MKT), if required.
- Excursion analysis.
- UKAS calibration certificate for each sensor used within the mapping study.
- Raw data at 1 minute intervals provided as CSV files.
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5 Steps for a Temperature Mapping Study
TekTroniks mapping studies provide UKAS ISO 17025: 2017 accredited temperature mapping surveys for your warehouse, storage and production areas.
Steps for achieving a successful thermal mapping study.
Step 1 - Discuss your mapping project
A member of our specialist mapping team will discuss your project. Based on the information you have given us we can determine the most suitable system for your application, the number of mapping sensors required and the timescales to install and remove the sensors. If necessary we can arrange a site visit for one of our team to do a mapping site survey and discuss the project in person.
Step 2 - Mapping quote
We will provide a formal quotation for the work to be carried out. If you are happy with the costs all you need to do is place an order.
Step 3 - Site visit
We will arrange a site visit to finalise the mapping scope document. This lays out in detail the mapping study including the number of points to be mapped, sensor locations, storage envelope and mapping period. We will also agree the date at which the mapping will take place.
Step 4 - Install mapping sensors
We will attend site and install the mapping sensors and logging equipment. This is left on site for the designated mapping period. We will then return to site to remove the equipment and extract the mapping data.
Step 5 - Present mapping report
We review all of the recovered data, complete a mapping report and return to site to present the mapping findings & report. Along with the mapping report we will issue a UKAS certificate for the mapping study.
Our mapping processes are designed around the WHO mapping standard and is accredited by UKAS to ISO 17025:2017.
We are accredited to complete temperature mapping in enviroments covering a temperature range of -45°C to 30°C.
On completion of the mapping study we issue a comprehensive mapping report together with a UKAS tracable calibration certificate. Click here to see our UKAS accreditation schedule.
All our mapping sensors have a UKAS certificate.
The purpose of temperature mapping is to determine if the storage area can maintain temperature within defined limits to demonstrate that it is suitable for the storage of temperature sensitive products.
Climatic conditions, air flow, footfall, load, machinery operation and door openings all have an effect on the areas temperature variation.
Temperature mapping gives greater insight into the temperature variations over these conditions to verify that the correct temperature levels are met in all situations.
Technically no, but if you operate in certain market sectors then it will be a requirement of the auditing bodies and must be completed.
Medical storage covered by the MHRA, FDA, CQC and other bodies have a requirement for mapping to be carried out. Documentation supporting mapping is usually reviewed as part of audit processes.
The MHRA guidelines advise that a temperature mapping exercise should be carried out before use, under representative conditions.
It is good practice to complete mapping in each season phase or when the storage area has been reconfigured. The greatest effect to the performance of storage areas is external ambient temperatures.
We recommend mapping in 2 cycles, Winter/Summer & then Spring/Autumn.
Often this cycle would be a week, within these months;
Year 1 - January/February & July/August
Year 2 - April/May & October/November
Some audit bodies require on-going mapping while some require just a single year mapping over 2 periods.
We offer fixed term mapping contracts so cost can be budgeted if on-going mapping is a requirement. Or we can schedule a programme to suit your needs if one off mapping is needed.
Though many regulatory bodies require mapping none say how to map, to meet their requirements. There are a number of sources on how to map but we base our process on those defined by the World Heath Organisation, see Temperature Mapping of Storage Areas (technical report series, no. 961, 2011) Annex 9.
The mapping area is defined as a grid layout with the calculation for the number of sensors based on variants including; length, width and height. We see sensor volumes of 12 to 300 plus, depending on area size.
As part of our ISO 17025:2017 accreditation mapping process we complete a site visit to; review the area to be mapped, agree the mapping scope, define the number of sensor and complete a drawing of the proposed mapping points. This scope document is agreed upon, signed and forms an important part of the documented process for audit purposes.
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We can tailor our mapping study to customer requirements but in general the minimum mapping period is one week, including one full weekend.
For most applications a week is adequate, however should audit or legislative requirement mean mapping for longer then that would be agreed as part of the scope.
For an effective mapping study the sensors should be placed to cover the entire space in a geometric pattern ensuring that the sensors are placed in area that will experience the extreme high and low temperatures.
This information can then be used to ensure that the sensors used in continuous monitoring are placed in areas of most concern.
The specification of the goods being stored will determine whether you need to map humidity. The manufacturer will specify the humidity limits.
Our humidity & temperature mapping process is generally the same. We can map each factor individually or both at the same time.