Cold chain monitoring
Air temperature measurement systems for logistics
The EN 13486 standard concerns temperature measuring devices and thermometers for the transport, storage and distribution of fresh and frozen products sensitive to temperature.
It recalls that the logistics of these products is likely to be verified in order to detect any non-compliant temperature monitoring which would cause a cold chain break of food or other.
What there is to know
The standardization carried out by AFNOR (French Association for Standardization) and its delegated bodies, describes the procedure to verify temperature recorders.
The verification includes: testing, performance and suitability and covers extended classes and extended measurement systems of temperature and air.
It confirms the metrological quality requirements for measurement device (ISO 10012-1: 1992).