Shared by Madge tech, the CDC has changed the storage temperature for vaccines. The lower end of the range was increased from 35°F to 36°F, and prefers that the indication be displayed in °F. The Madge tech article shares: "The.CDC does stress, however, that all digital data loggers (DDLs) used for vaccine temperature monitoring should have their Fahrenheit temperature range and alarms reprogrammed to reflect the shift."
That sounds like an important point.
Here is the entire CDC Tool Kit Document - it's actually fascinating..
It may not seem that 1°F change will matter, but if the CDC is concerned enough to make a 1°F change in the recommendation, it would seem prudent that the sensor supports this level of system performance. Burns Engineering agrees that the data loggers and readout devices be programmed appropriately as well as calibrated periodically.
The data confidence is only as good as the measurement provided. The Engineers at Burns strongly recommends that the sensors in the system be verified periodically to ensure consistent performance and confidence in the recorded data. Here is a Technical Paper regarding RTD Periodic Verification and a second paper with a few insights on Installation to Reduce Errors.
If the CDC is concerned about 1°F, your confidence needs to be based on 0.25°F. This is achievable with wise sensor selection, installation techniques, and verification methods.
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IoT, IIoT, etc.; a fascinating revolution in the world of industrial data accessibility and knowledge.
An explosion of 'bandwagon riders' are integrating nearly every device, system and communication method with nearly every byte of available information.
Knowledge - immediate knowledge - is power and confidence. Or is it??
Certainly this IoT tidal-wave will enable access to more information than ever before so assessments, analysis and decisions can be implemented immediately with the results delivered to your smart phone for instant feedback. This is truly amazing!
You may have heard the same phrase that I recall from my days of old when card stacks were used to program computers, (yep, that was a long time ago)
"Garbage in - Garbage out".
The Burns mantra related to this transformational trend, IoT, is "Confidence in - Confidence out". The team at Burns Engineering is truly energized by the IoT juggernaut that is happening in the world. We are humbled and ecstatic about our critical contribution to IoT. All the data in the world, and the process industry can generate A LOT of data, is only as valuable as the level of confidence in the sources of the ‘Data’.
It has always been core to the Burns Mission [To ensure temperature measurement confidence] as well as our Vision [Make a difference through Temperature Measurement Expertise] to provide the most appropriate sensor and guidance on installation to achieve a measurement that truly represents the actual process being measured. (Available Technical Papers) Burns Engineering is ready for the IoT, IIoT, PIoT (personal), xIoT (TBD), and every other variant. We promise to stay committed to ensuring that the temperature data provided through our sensors is data the IoT oriented process engineers can take confident action on and trust the results.
Here are a couple of articles recently in the swirl that provide an interesting look at the IoT phenomenon.
Jump on and enjoy the confidence and the swirl.
The products we provide, whatever the application, must provide a measurement that truly represents the process, be durable and stable, and ensure confidence in the process / product quality.
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For over 55 years the Engineers at Burns have found effective solutions to temperatrue measurement needs when a standard part just isn't the right answer. This is the fun part of being Temperature Measurement Experts. Leveraging 1000's of designs and processes, there is nearly always a creative and cost effective answer to even the most challenging measurement applications.
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Direct Immersion style sensors are an effective choice when response time is critical and system size doesn't allow for a thermowell.
‘D’ Style Application
Straight sheath available on series 300 only. Allows pass through in tight locations.
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Addition of the transition fitting improves moisture resistance. Recommended where humidity is high.
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