Tuesday, 23 August 2014- Wemmel – In Belgium, temperature tags used for condition monitoring have to be calibrated once a year. Because this is very time-consuming and requires large budgets, PHI DATA® now has a practical solution: Calibration as a Service. Sint-Trudo Hospital in Sint-Truiden and the pharmacy of the UZ Leuven are already using the new service.
For condition monitoring of temperature, humidity and CO2, levels are continuously measured and an alarm goes off when the values deviate. The system is indispensable in all sectors where ideal conditions are necessary. Among others food processors, healthcare and pharmaceutical industries make use of it, but the system can also be found in museums, data centres, wine cellars, greenhouses and classrooms.
According to the regulations, the tags used for condition monitoring should be recalibrated once a year in Belgium. Until now, this could be done in two ways. Either companies buy a new calibrated tag every year – with a certificate – that they use to check their older tags and adjust if necessary. For that, they have to collect all the tags that are spread all over the site, put up to 10 together, wait a couple of hours until the temperature is stabilized, adjust each tag one by one via the software and then put all the tags in the right place again. Option two is to hire an employee of an accredited lab who will come on site to calibrate the tags. Both options require a huge investment in time and/or money.
That is why PHI DATA® looked for another solution. They found it in Calibration as a (managed) Service, a maintenance contract with a fixed annual price per tag. Each year, customers who opt for this type of contract receive a box with calibrated tags with certificate, before the expiry date of their own certificate. Upon return, the old tags are checked annually for wear and their batteries are replaced every 2 years. This ensures customers that their tags are always operational and takes away the worries.
Solution(s): Condition Monitoring