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EN 12830 standard cold chain traceability

EN 12830 standard is required for monitoring temperatures in the means of transport, warehousing, and storage of quick-frozen foodstuffs intended for human consumption, to ensure that temperatures are recorded correctly. According to the EU regulation from 1 January 2006, all measuring instruments used for the purpose of monitoring the temperature shall comply with EN 12830. Food operators shall keep all relevant documents permitting verification that the instruments referred to above conform to the relevant EN standard.

The technology behind  Teltonika cold chain solutions for vaccines and traceability dashboards benefit the pharmaceutical and food industry greatly in a number of ways, helping them provide more efficient delivery and boost revenues. Indoor location monitoring helps companies overcome several challenges faced in cold-chain management for cold storage and pharmaceuticals including biopharmaceuticals. The EN 13486 is good for transport storage and distribution, the best devices flower plants bulbs, cream fresh and hot food.

Let’s see how:

Issues faced by cold chain transportation companies

  • Temperature deviations: this can affect the efficacy of the product, even making it unsafe. Minimizing or eliminating sharp temperature variances is a critical challenge. It is important to establish at the outset, what the ideal temperature for a particular medicine or vaccine is.

  • Wrong packaging/insulation: different types of insulated containers are used by companies for different products. The containers use varying types and sizes of refrigerants. Some of them have to undergo conditioning in various stages before they are used, and each refrigerant usually has a different system. Each package necessitates different methods of packing out as well. This means employees need to learn innumerable types of designs and methods, and this often leads to confusion and errors during packing. This leads to the product being exposed to temperature variation and, subsequently, becoming less efficient, or useless in the cold chain process

  • A need for solutions that work in different parts of the world: Depending on the climatic conditions and regulatory environment existing in different countries, the manufacturers need to know at what temperatures to ship, what packaging materials to use, and so on.

EN 12830 standard data visualization can help resolve problems

  • Developments in IoT sensor data visualization tools for monitoring, communication, and managing the pharmaceutical cold chain are helping companies to perform in-transit medication management (ITMM) much more efficiently by providing supply chain visibility. Live visibility also allows companies to pull inventory depending on demand at the pharmacies rather than push it from the factory – leading to more efficient supply chain management.

Teltonika Cold chain traceability helps to track factors in cold-chain management like temperature, pressure, humidity, tampering, and location, and to identify drugs at any point in the chain. So you can see that depending on the parameters being tracked, the value propositions offered by IoT are: 1) drug quality ( temperature, pressure, etc.) 2)drug location (GPS coordinates, accelerometer), and 3) drug security (tampering, identification). Thanks to the strides made in sensor technology, there is an improvement in the accuracy of measurement, reduced power consumption and costs, and decreased form factors with higher integration. This enables more reliable tracking of a wider variety of parameters at affordable costs using devices with longer battery life; some are even powered by harvested energy.

Due to wireless connectivity, real-time tracking data can be accessed by companies, and they can take remedial action as soon as a problem occurs. Compared to earlier times, this technology is easier to use, costs less, and uses less power. Now ITMM solutions can be linked to the cloud via NFC, WiFi, Bluetooth mesh Temperature humidity sensors, and so on; based on the cost, usage charges, security, and power usage, you can choose any of the protocols on the cold chain network.

Mobile devices function as displays, scanners, alert systems, and local hubs for analysis and offer an easy gateway to the cloud – removing the need for multiple devices, terminals, and expensive processors; this has made ITMM solutions more affordable. By giving access to meaningful, real-time data, intuitive apps enable logistics providers to manage their cold chains more efficiently. Now every employee can be equipped with a mobile device for real-time recording and analyzing of data, improving the responsiveness and proficiency of the cold chain as a whole.

With the advent of the cloud, logistics providers are now able to log and manage events within the supply chain – revolutionizing the way data has been shared and reported globally. Report generation can now be automated, as can submitting those reports to the regulatory authorities. By leveraging the cloud and ITMM apps, you can have an internationally centralized EN12830 standard process, leading to greater efficiency.

Teltonika cold chain and EN12830

By making use of cold chain management. EN 12830 sensors, gateway – temperature, pressure, humidity, tampering, location, and to identify drugs. With BLE sensors & data visualization tools in the cold chain, pharmaceutical companies can now ensure cold chain traceability, and faster delivery of better quality drugs to several locations – thus ensuring that medicines reach those who are in urgent need of them.  RipplesIPS has truly changed the game where the delivery of life-saving medicines is concerned.

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