Monitoring of temperature during transportation is becoming an important requirement for many industries; in fact the temperature-monitoring system is now a standard specification item for temperature-controlled transport.Perishable food transport and HACCP regulation
The hygiene regulations require companies to follow food safety standards known as Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP). It is internationally recognized and recommended standard for food safety management, which requires that the companies keep records of their supplies and processes throughout the food supply chain.HACCP requirements applied in transportation/retail and distribution
The receiving of potentially hazardous refrigerated foods has been identified as one of our food safety control points. These loads require temperature recorders to verify proper refrigerated temperatures were maintained during transit. These recorders are inspected as one of the criteria for accepting or rejecting the load.
It is essential that potentially hazardous foods must be properly cooled during transportation, storage and distribution in order to achieve food safety. Proper control must be maintained during transportation and storage from the food processing plant to the retailer outlet or food service establishments.
The Telargo temperature monitoring and recording system
was introduced to facilitate the automatic collection of critical data, and to assist different businesses in meeting the HACCP compliance requirements.Telargo telemetry-temperature sensor
Telargo has developed temperature sensors to allow you to monitor the quality and condition of transported goods. The sensor is attached to the Mobile Unit through an I2C connector. Up to eight sensors can simultaneously capture the temperature for different points within the payload compartment. Stored data is transferred to the Control Center for further processing and analysis. Temperature parameters can be set individually in regard to particular Door sensor
Vehicles can be equipped with a sensor placed on the door of the storage area that will indicate when the door was opened or closed. Door status data is coupled with the information about the location, date and time thus manager knows exactly when and where the door was opened.
Correlation between temperature sensor and door sensor status – report: Open/close door sensor; blue color indicates that door is closed; white-door opened. Graph above shows the temperature measurement and door sensor status for the whole selected period, while the graph below displays one day situation.Telemetry feature on the Control Center
All temperature data captured by the sensors is transferred to the Control Center, which provides users with web-based real-time visibility and information about the temperature condition of transported goods from start to finish of a driver’s route.
Temperature sensor values for the selected vehicle and specified timeframe. Graph displays three different temperature values since there are more sensors installed in vehicle to measure different parts of the compartment. Graphical display of temperature data enables that critical points are easily identified.Reporting
All vehicle(s) and driver(s) related data is stored in the Telargo system and can be instantly used to generate various reports to monitor, analyze and evaluate all parameters of fleet performance including temperature conditions.
Temperature related reports consist of text and graphs for clearer presentation with the possibility of importing data into a spreadsheet for further analysis. The Telargo Enterprise Reporter is decisive tool in determining business performance improvements.Exception reporting
It is a business intelligence function that brings great benefits to managers with relevant information for monitoring, analysis and decision-making purposes upon predefined temperature conditions. Exception reporting, coupled with alerts, can help do jobs more efficiently since the information serves as a call to action.Alerts and event notification
Acceptable temperature parameters can be set individually for a product that is being transported. Telargo provides connectivity of temperature sensor readings to an alarm function, which is triggered when the temperature falls above or below allowed limits to warn staff of any irregularity in the temperature conditions.
Alarm appears on the Control Center portal as well, notification can be sent via text message or e-mail to designated recipients. Key personnel are immediately informed about the situation and can take corrective actions.
Current temperature displayed on the Handset
If at least one temperature sensor is connected to the Mobile Unit, the current temperature measurement value is displayed on the Keypad.In-vehicle print-outs
The Versatility of Mobile Unit platform enables you to connect different peripheral devices. Connecting a Telargo compatible thermal printer over a serial port enables you to print the temperature sensors’ values, for the selected history length, on the spot.
In-vehicle printing of history of temperature values as graphs or tables