Temperature mapping, alternatively referred to as thermal mapping, is a Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) that enables businesses to monitor and maintain the boundaries of an overall environment. This procedure is used to maintain a constant temperature and humidity level in a regulated region.
What is Temperature Mapping
The measurement and documenting of the temperature distribution within a room by determining the hottest and coldest locations is known as a temperature mapping study. The World Health Organization (WHO) has identified “mapping” as being a tool that may be used to locate problem locations that need to be treated, for example by changing the distribution of existing air to eliminate hot and cold spots. A temperature mapping study is conducted for a period of time that can range from a few days to a few weeks and that monitors the room temperature in various locations.
Frequently Asked Questions
Temperature mapping is done by deploying data loggers to various locations for minutes to map temperature and humidity distribution. Companies can identify issues and implement adjustments based on this data. The door openings, electronics, and HVAC systems all cause inconsistent temperature readings
Temperature monitoring is common practise implemented following a temperature mapping study. Continuous monitoring is provided in this method with fewer data loggers. Temperature monitoring may also be required by regulating bodies.
Temperatures that affect product quality must be mapped regardless of location. However, sometimes the thermometer readings are only taken from one location on the equipment. This is illustrated in a house refrigerator, where things in the back are typically colder than things near the door. Uneven temperature variations can lead to a product being rendered unusable. Manufacturers must consider the costs and dangers of this practise.
Most users only perform mapping once a year. Users do a lot of temperature mapping, though. For example, users might need to map the space more than once in the summer and winter to better understand how ambient temperature influences the environment.