Blood transfusion saves lives and improves health, but many patients requiring transfusion do not have timely access to safe blood. Providing safe and adequate blood should be an integral part of every country’s national health care policy and infrastructure. An adequate and reliable supply of safe blood can be assured by a stable base of regular, voluntary, unpaid blood donors. These donors are also the safest group of donors as the prevalence of blood borne infections is lowest among this group.
Green construction is the building of homes designed to reduce environmental impact in such a way that we meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. An energy-efficient home retains the best quality living environment for its occupants living while minimizing the consumption and waste of energy.
Collecting biological specimens is essential for scientific studies and conservation. Scientific collections document the world's biodiversity. Each animal collected serves as a voucher for the existence of that species in its place and time, providing scientifically rigorous documentation that can be reexamined visually, structurally, or biochemically for centuries into the future.
The low temperature and cryogenic insulation market is constantly evolving. For progress and efficiency high performance thermal insulation systems need to be designed to fulfill requirements from all the classification societies in order to meet Insulation Class Approvals.
Effective temperature controlled freight logging processes require control and compliance with high industry standards this includes the transportation of veterinary pharmaceuticals and consumables which require temperature control and monitoring to ensure quality and safety of goods at the final destination.
A biobank is a type of biorepository that stores biological samples (usually human) for use in research. Biobanks have become an important resource in medical research and provide researchers with access to data that can often be used by multiple researchers for cross purpose research studies. Biobanks are experts in transporting, storing, and handling specialized biological samples and material at cryogenic temperatures to ensure the safety and integrity of the samples and therefore confidence in research.
Veterinary products must be manufactured in accordance with the principles and guidelines of good manufacturing practice. Manufacturers must set up an effective quality assurance system and production must be carried out in accordance with good manufacturing practice and follow the pre-established instructions and procedures. Technical measures must be taken in order to avoid, in particular, cross-contamination.
Heat treatment is the pre-cooking of the raw meat materials at temperatures below 100°C, usually in the range of 80°C. The heating parameters to be applied in meat processing can vary considerably in temperature and time depending on the type of product. Pre-cooking substantially reduces the bacterial content of the raw material by reducing microbial content thus achieving the necessary preservation effects for an extended shelf life and food safety effects by eliminating potential food poisoning agents.
The impact on the power sector from the convergent forces of changes in customer behavior towards renewable and distributed energy and regulation is constantly creating new opportunities and challenges. Risk analysis is vital to ensure that the process is ecologically sound and environmental damage to surrounding areas is minimized.
The necessity for accurate monitoring at all times while testing is performed within environmental operational conditions throughout the research and development process of nuclear components.
Ready-to-eat processed poultry products (sausages and cold-cuts) must be maintained at temperatures between 0 °C and 4 °C during shipment to ensure they stay fresh and are safe for human consumption. Thus companies exporting processed meat products need to monitor their products throughout the cold chain to verify that the quality and safety of their products are not compromised as well as ensuring compliancy with required cold chain regulations.
Thermal conditions – temperature and relative humidity constitute the thermal environment and play an important part in the school environment. Data loggers can be used for investigating IAQ in schools by locating the source of the problem and finding the suitable corrective solution.
Third-party logistics companies, providing various logistics services for their customers, are required to integrate quality assurance policies throughout the logistic processes. Storing and transporting perishable goods, such as food and drugs, require monitoring the temperature range to ensure it is accurately maintained and recorded in order to comply with safety regulations and quality requirements.
Energy saving and emission reduction initiatives are becoming extremely important for industrial environments, as part of the drive to achieve improved efficiency and better business results in addition to the growing significance of social responsibility. To realize these initiatives, organizations need to perform analysis of their industrial materials using indication systems, to learn how much energy is actually required. This can be done with the assistance of data logging solutions used as heat flow meters.
Insulin needs to be transported with great care as it can be affected by extreme heat or cold, which may lead to loss of potency of the insulin – a life risking situation. It is therefore imperative that manufacturing companies will monitor the temperature of the insulin vials during shipment in order to verify that the required temperature is maintained and that the insulin is safe for use by diabetes patients.
Globalization has lead to increased demand for imported frozen food from different countries; part of this trend is the demand for authentic, high quality Pita bread. Cold chain transportation allows suppliers to maintain frozen products and preserve their physical and bio-chemical properties. In order to verify the quality and safety of exported products, food exporters must utilize temperature monitoring solutions throughout the cold chain transportation.
Rapid expansion in the pharmaceutical industry has also brought with it increased regulatory inventory controls. In response, state-of-the-art automated storage and retrieval systems have emerged, ensuring product integrity and accommodating high volume distribution.
Floriculture is a high cost agro-industry, therefore damage incurred during production and shipment carry heavy profit losses. Slightly too high or too low temperatures and humidity can render entire shipments unusable, particularly to sensitive rose and tulip varieties High humidity levels trigger plant diseases such as botrytis, causing stock to perish
As an EU member state, Spain has enacted national legislation to achieve compliance with EU requirements for the treatment of municipal and industrial waste waters. Treatment plants also face great pressure to work as effectively, reliably and efficiently as possible to respond to the increasing pressure on water resources.
Fruitlab Research and Development Company and Application Cooling Fruit SCC Ltd., successfully stored cherries in controlled atmosphere containers from Janny MT France for a period of up to 25 days. In order to verify the actual preservation ability of these cherries in these specialized containers, compared to regular commercial storage methods, the company decided to conduct a controlled experiment.
This method of prolonging the shelf life of agricultural products is an excellent solution for growers with medium volumes of fruits (1 to 100 tons), for whom it’s not economical to utilize a full-size controlled atmosphere cooling room.
Additional experiments have been performed with a variety of fruit and vegetables including cabbages, pears, lychees, pomegranates and various organic fruits, which are grown in small volumes.
When storing fresh market produce, maintaining the suitable temperature and relative humidity are two critical environmental factors required for proper storage. Unsuitable environmental conditions of stored potatoes can result in weight loss, shrinkage or decay. Actively managing the temperature and relative humidity within storage allows maximizing the quality and quantity of potatoes that can be used following the storage stage.
In today’s global village, works of art are often loaned from one museum’s collection to another museum, located in another country. The importance of securing the correct environmental conditions of these precious and sometimes even priceless exhibits is further increased during shipment between museums as well as during storage and eventually, display.
The primary goal of any museum must be to ensure the long-term safety and preservation of its collections. Monitoring and control of the temperature and relative humidity conditions in which the artefacts are stored are crucial factors in achieving this goal. Lack of monitoring can lead to harmful environmental levels that will cause deterioration of these valuable collections at significantly greater rates than is acceptable.
Umbilical cord blood banking requires full monitoring of the blood processing, storage inside specially designed bags and placement inside cryogenically sealed containers.
The Taiwanese government funded laboratory stores cord blood and carries out stem cell research for the treatment of genetic diseases, blood malignancies and immune deficiencies. To secure continued funding and satisfy Ministry of Health regulations, the lab must produce printed daily reports on the status of the laboratory’s deep cold refrigerators and room conditions, indicating one sample per minute.
The pharmaceutical industry encounters many challenges due to the rapidly developing technology and scientific landscape. Strict regulations, harsh competition and rising R&D costs require production, transport and storage processes to be as safe and efficient as possible.
In Spain, public buildings, labs and hospitals must take all available precautions against the spread of bacterial infection through water where microorganisms can thrive in an optimal temperature niche. MF Systems helps private and public water companies, who operate under concession contracts with municipalities, monitor low temperatures in their refrigeration or water tower systems.
Rwandatel plays a key role in the social, economic and technological development of Rwanda. A team of 40 people must manage essential and complex information stored in the control room hardware, ensuring that the entire building remains within predefined temperature and humidity conditions.
Highly perishable sea-foods require exporters to integrate quality assurance throughout harvest, processing and shipment cold chain which brings challenges in cost, accuracy and the identification of optimal parameters per product. Established in 1983, Sea Star Seafood Corporation ships highly perishable frozen seafood samples to brokers and customers across the United States.
Limited resources, longer time-lines, lower patient participation rates and higher insurance costs all contribute to making oncology clinical trials particularly complicated. The pharmaceutical industry, sponsoring most trials, also requires full reporting on transparent processes throughout the trial.
Increasing production to meet gold demand is a slow and capital-intensive process limited by geopolitics, health and safety regulations and environmental restrictions.In response to increased regulatory demands, particularly in the wake of numerous global mining accidents, this South African gold mine required a low cost, portable solution that could monitor temperature and humidity conditions in the mine.
The increase and variety of manufacturer products requiring Honda engines raises a series of complex safety and compatibility issues, as well as operating procedures.
The General Purpose Engine Group is part of Honda Motor Co., Ltd., established in 1948. The company is the world's largest motorcycle manufacturer and leading automakers, with a global network of 492 subsidiaries and affiliates accounted for under the equity method.
A cutting-edge aviation component plant required climate monitoring of the ambient conditions of their manufacturing and storage sites, in order to ensure compliance with stringent industry regulations and verify quality control and safety during the production cycle.
Monitoring environmental conditions in plants that manufacture medical-related products for the health sector is a crucial element for ensuring the quality, safety and aseptic packaging of products. Environmental monitoring systems enable evaluation and control of all the required conditions by providing online transmission of data and analysis reports, allowing implementation of preventive and corrective measures when needed.
Modern electronics manufacturing plants require climate monitoring of the production halls to ensure compliance with industry regulations regarding product quality control and employee safety.
The modern Pasteurization process, created by the renowned French chemist and microbiologist LouisPasteur, is the process whereby heat is used to destroy disease-causing human pathogens in food (usually liquids). The food is first heated to a specific temperature for a specific length of time and is then immediately cooled down. The Pasteurization process will result in reducing spoilage due to microbial growth in the food.
A rapidly developing technology and scientific landscape brings new challenges for the pharmaceutical industry. Strict regulations, harsh competition and rising R&D costs require production, transport and storage processes to be as safe and efficient as possible.
Concept for Pharmacy is a unique pharmaceutical facility manufacturing extemporaneous preparations, as well as special disinfection agents containing colored chlorine.
The Chinese pyrotechnics export market holds very high growth potential. However, since 2003 the Chinese fireworks industry has faced intense global scrutiny following a series of explosions in fireworks factories. This has led to the introduction of strict health and safety regulations on a governmental and international scale.
The control room of the new, high investment duty free port is responsible for monitoring and maintaining all the servers that command the entire complex, any downtime with incur major disruption and costs. The server control room is very large and built around a number of potential transmission obstructions. Automated hourly reports must be transferred to the computer in the neighboring room.
Poultry plants require high investments throughout the poultry production cycle. From the point that the egg is incubated and then hatches, and during the first 6-7 weeks of the chick’s life until it is transported to the production plant and becomes a saleable product. If something occurs specifically during the transportation process, this represents a real financial loss for the company. In their attempt to prevent yield lost and poultry DOA (Death On Arrival), poultry plants seek a solution that will assist in controlling the process and knowing which customization must be made to ensure an efficient process.
When measuring voltage or related signals it is sometimes necessary to run the data logger at very fast sampling rates in a short period of time. This ensures sufficient data is collected for analysis and as a result, correct conclusions can be reached. The School of Chemical Engineering and Technology at Tianjin University needed to conduct research on graphite pipes, and specifically, to measure temperature, pressure, vibration, and heat transfer.