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What Is a Temperature Data Logger and How Is It Used in Environmental Monitoring?

There are many industries in which controlling the temperature of spaces like warehouses, freezers, and shipping containers is a critical part of doing business. In these industries, data loggers are commonly used to measure and record temperature.

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How Do Data Loggers Work: A Complete Guide

A data logger is a small, self-contained unit that measures and records a stream of information. This information can be stored for later retrieval and analysis, or transmitted to a central location in real time. A common use for data loggers is to monitor environmental conditions in areas where...

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Pharmaceutical Validation: 6 Principles for Effective Implementation

In good manufacturing practice (GMP) and other GxP’s, the term validation has a formal, specific meaning. In this context, validation is a quality management tool used to confirm that a process or a piece of equipment satisfies its intended purpose through the use of objective data.

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6 Signs It’s Time for a Digital Data Logger Upgrade

Data loggers are a key part of a comprehensive environmental monitoring strategy. Having the most up-to-date digital data loggers can simplify regulatory compliance and help to protect sensitive assets.

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Temperature, Humidity, Pressure & Voltage: A Guide to Data Logger Functions

At the most basic level, data loggers are stand-alone units that record a stream of information from a sensor, or a set of sensors. The data logger stores this information for later review, analysis, and archiving, and may even trigger alarms if a problem is detected. They are a critical...

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Environmental Monitoring Best Practices: A Guide for Educational Institutions

Environmental monitoring is an important tool to protect materials that are sensitive to changes in temperature or humidity. Examples include pharmaceuticals, perishable foods, and some specialty chemicals. A good monitoring system provides a precise, complete record of environmental conditions...

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6 Lessons Learned from the Vaccine Rollout

As of late January 2021, we’re in the early stages of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout. There are two vaccines approved for public distribution in the US, both of which are mRNA based (made by Moderna and Pfizer), with several others in late stage trials or approved for limited use. Roughly 38...

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5 Reasons It’s Time to Consider Upgrading from Chart Recorders to Data Loggers

There are essentially two types of devices used today for environmental monitoring and record-keeping: mechanical chart recorders and digital data loggers (DDLs). Chart recorders are, by far, the older technology, dating back about 100 years.

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Dickson's Most-Read Articles of 2020

2020 has made the need for sound environmental monitoring practices clearer than ever. To help position your organization up for success in 2021, we’ve assembled our most popular articles from the past year, covering everything from mapping to validation to vaccine monitoring.

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4 Factors for Avoiding Asset Loss from a Freezer Failure

Freezers are a critical element of the supply chain and storage of many different high-value products, including medicines, vaccines, laboratory samples (for hospitals and research institutions), foods and beverages, and specialty chemicals. These products must be kept cold in order to maintain...

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