TRANSCAN: TAKE YOUR TEMPERATURE……

Transcan is used to monitor the climatic conditions in the temperature controlled transport industry to help maintain the integrity of goods

Transcan is used to monitor the climatic conditions in the temperature controlled transportation industry to help maintain the original integrity of goods in transit - whether it be chilled and frozen foods or medical and pharmaceutical supplies

Transcan is used to monitor the climatic conditions in the temperature controlled transport industry to help maintain the integrity of goodsSeven Telematics proudly manufactures its range of Transcan temperature and data loggers from their UK base. Transcan is used to monitor the climatic conditions in the temperature controlled transport industry to help maintain the integrity of goodsThese Loggers are DEFRA approved to the strict requirements of Council Regulation (EC) No 1/2005 concerning the welfare of animals during transport.

Additionally, and more commonly, Transcan is used to monitor the climatic conditions in the temperature controlled transportation industry to help maintain the original integrity of goods in transit – whether it be chilled and frozen foods or medical and pharmaceutical supplies.

TTranscan is used to monitor the climatic conditions in the temperature controlled transport industry to help maintain the integrity of goodsranscan temperature and data loggers meet the requirements of strict European legislation governing the transport and storage of temperature sensitive products (EN12830; 92/1/EEC; 93/43/EEC and 94/C63/03).

In its most basic form, supply chain logistics involves the movement of a product from manufacturer, through the distribution and warehousing system, to end consumer as efficiently as possible. The difficulty of this increases with the addition of temperature critical cargoes. Through each stage of distribution in the cold chain, evidence is required to show that the cargo’s temperature has been maintained correctly. This is required in order to show due diligence in the event of a serious temperature related incident. The Seven Telematics Transcan® temperature recorders themselves, impartially monitor temperature independently of the refrigeration system, providing simple physical printed proof of temperature when required.

Transcan is used to monitor the climatic conditions in the temperature controlled transport industry to help maintain the integrity of goodsSeven Telematics Sales Director Michael Kane adds: “We have seen an increasing trend in companies offering temperature recorder / data logger free solutions. Whilst this may provide a potential alternative, operators leave themselves open to sitting on the wrong side of EU legislation. It is a legal requirement for refrigerated distributors to monitor specific temperature critical goods in transit, providing proof if required that goods were fit for consumption at point of delivery. Operators are also responsible for maintaining a complete historical record of temperature. Access to these temperature records would therefore be dangerously reliant on an operator staying with the same recorder-free provider simply to maintain record access, severely limiting their ability to renegotiate a contract with another supplier.”

Seven Telematics Transcan® recorders fully record and store temperature detail locally, offering a full range of autonomous online and offline data download options; placing an operator firmly in control of their own live and historical temperature climate.

It is not uncommon for some vehicles to have 30, or even 50 or more, drops per day. This is to meet the growing trend of intense just-in-time production schedules placed on operators, whereby load rejection is both extremely costly and threatens contractual failure.

There are a few basic principles that, when followed, will help achieve the greatest return on investment from a Transcan temperature recorder system.
Transcan is used to monitor the climatic conditions in the temperature controlled transport industry to help maintain the integrity of goodsLoading Product 

It is important that products are brought to the correct temperature in the warehouse before transit. Loading improperly prepared cargo will mean the refrigeration system is working overtime, to chill the load to the thermostat set point before the first drop is made, which is less than ideal with regard to an intense multi-drop schedule! Indeed the system might never chill the load correctly if the doors are in regular use.

It’s important to remember that the refrigeration unit has been designed to maintain temperature only. Correctly bringing the cargo to the right temperature before despatch will improve the life of the refrigeration system, whilst having a positive effect on green credentials, and improve the bottom line by reducing the quantity of fuel used.

Load Distribution

Any temperature sensitive cargo should be loaded in a way which doesn’t obstruct the flow of supply air from the refrigeration system. Products stacked too high through the vehicle will mean the cool air circulates at the bulkhead failing to provide sufficient airflow towards the rear of the vehicle. This will Transcan is used to monitor the climatic conditions in the temperature controlled transport industry to help maintain the integrity of goodspotentially cause the product towards the rear to spoil from receiving insufficient cooling. Product too close to the system evaporator is likely to experience freezing which often causes spoilage in chilled produce. Products loaded above recommended height will normally cause the refrigeration unit to frequently enter defrost status as a build-up of ice occurs, time spent in defrost is time not spent cooling.

Door Open, Fans Off

For each delivery the refrigeration fans should be turned off when the rear doors of the vehicle are open. Minimising the length of time the doors are open at each drop also improves refrigeration performance. The humidity in the warm air that enters is released as it cools. This causes condensation on the evaporator which in turn freezes forcing the refrigeration unit into defrost. Reducing this will further increase the life of the refrigeration engine and reduce the amount of fuel wasted in cooling the Great British countryside.

Know Before Your Customer

If there is a temperature problem Transcan® recorders provide an audible and (optional) visual alarm in the event a preset temperature range is broken. The alarm can instantly notify the driver who in turn should make suitable checks of the vehicle and refrigeration system. When combined with Seven Telematics SevenEye® vehicle tracking system, fully automated alarms are sent via SMS and email. These can be customised to alert operation managers as well as drivers as soon as a temperature problem arises. Heavy investment in intelligent distribution systems is meaningless if the product spoils in transit. Time is critical when temperature is concerned.

Seven Telematics Transcan® temperature recorders are EN12830 and DEFRA approved, providing accurate real-time and historic proof of temperature across an expanding range of industries and applications. Combining a Transcan® with SevenEye® provides total temperature traceability with location and CANbus data, placing fleet managers firmly in control of their supply chain climate. The advanced KPI reporting suite allows powerful reports to be generated on an individual, depot and fleet-wide scale. Transcan® and SevenEye® drive supply chain efficiencies, benefitting bottom lines whilst protecting brand integrity.

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