The right chip for vaccine transportation to keep them efficacious
Published by : Industrial Automation
The demands on reliable cooling systems during transportation are correspondingly high, as are the requirements of their temperature sensors
January 2021 – Keeping vaccines cooled during storage and transportation requires a special RTD temperature sensor, this is why:
Different vaccine manufacturers require various storage temperatures. Some typical storage temperatures for vaccines are -20°C, others require storage at -70°C. The industry standard for thin film RTD sensors are limited to -30°C for class A and -50°C for class B, which is in conflict with this requirement.
The IST PW series is the only thin film RTD in the market that comes with a specified accuracy all the way down to negative -70°C or lower. Therefore, our PW series meets class A tolerance at the required temperatures for vaccine storage. This translates to an outstanding accuracy for thin film RTD chips of +/- 0.29°C at -70°C, which significantly exceeds the required accuracy dictated by vaccine manufacturers. This allows room for manufacturing uncertainties during probe and storage equipment assemblies and makes an expensive post-calibration unnecessary.
The PW series is offered in class B, class A, 1/3 DIN or even higher all the way to negative -200°C.
Innovative Sensor Technology IST AG is one of the global leaders in micro system technology, services and solutions for industrial measurement applications. The company employs approx. 400 personnel across the globe.
IST AG is a manufacturer and partner for physical, chemical and biological sensors. Its product range contains thin-film platinum and nickel RTD temperature sensors, capacitive humidity sensors, thermal mass flow sensors, conductivity and biosensors. IST AG also manufactures a broad portfolio of calibrated humidity modules. Additionally, a highly qualified technical team offers consulting, development and production of challenging customer requests in the field of micro system technology.