A cold room (or a cold store) is a room in which a low temperature is maintained for refrigeration. Cold rooms are used for storing perishable food products and other assets that are vulnerable to temperature. Environmental monitoring for cold rooms as well as other forms of fridges and freezers has become a requirement for most professional operators.
An environmental monitoring system for cold rooms needs to be economical and scalable. Aside from data logging, a temperature monitoring system should be able to send automatic alerts via talk, text, or email if the environment passes predefined high/low parameters.
Temperature sensors operating in a cold room, fridge or a freezer should be hermetically sealed and fully waterproof. The sensors should be able to operate in any environments from -40°C to +85°C.
Low-Cost Data Logging
A temperature data logger (also temperature monitor) is a portable measurement instrument that is capable of autonomously recording temperature over a defined period of time. The digital data can be retrieved, viewed and evaluated after it has been recorded.
Once temperature and humidity data has been logged, it can be applied to modelling and evaluated statistically. This process provides valuable information on environmental conditions that can ensure and protect product quality.
Stainless Steel Probes
For extreme environments temperature sensors with stainless steel probes have the ability to operate under extreme conditions.
Food Safety Regulations
Government agencies such as the FDA require professional organisations that operate storage facilities to monitor and record temperature data.