Testo | Davie’s International Logistics
Davies International is one of the leading and most respected names as regards the specialised transportation of delicate and perishable products and they have recently enhanced this service with the installation of the Testo Saveris automatic, wireless monitoring system especially in terms of MHRA – Medicines Healthcare Regulatory Agency compliance where it is a requirement to track and record temperatures when storing pharmaceutical products.
Davies is based in Fareham, Hampshire and was founded in 1971 with just two vehicles and now operates a major international fleet as well as warehousing and storage premises and fleet management all of the highest attention and specification.
Essentially, Testo Saveris is an easily installed radio and Ethernet data monitoring system where temperature and humidity are constantly noted and indicated or alerted as necessary via discreet probes back to the base unit as well as recording the ongoing data via a PC.
To indicate the scale of this installation, the base unit with GSM (text alarm facility) is situated in the office at one end of the Davies building. Next to the office is a large warehouse that is divided into two separate smaller warehouse areas. A stainless steel dividing wall separates the two areas. The whole warehouse building is approximately 80 metres long x 20 metres wide x 10 metres high, with each of the two areas is 40m L x 20m W x 10m H. Each area is fitted with floor to roof racking on three levels – bottom, middle and top – and each shelf is used for the storage of pharmaceutical products packed on pallets.
Five ISO calibrated Saveris T1 probes were purchased and required an Ethernet cable from the base unit out of the office and through the first warehouse section and to the other side of the stainless steel dividing wall where it terminated with a converter. The objective was to have two sensors in the near warehouse wirelessly connected to the base unit and the two afar sensors (the two beyond the stainless steel wall) connected via the converter so as to ensure a clear and constant signal.
The annual ISO calibration was carried out by a Testo engineer on-site, which in turn reduced the down time of the system, saving time and money. The probes were made available on the engineer’s arrival, and were back monitoring after calibration within five hours.
Company director Steven Davies sees the Testo technology as a very positive step as he observes “The Testo Saveris System has enabled us to monitor hot/cold points within our warehouse continually without the need for human interaction. The software also calculates MKT (Mean Kinetic Temperature) which is vital when assessing the impact on products we store when stored at certain temperatures. It is an improvement that was noted by the Medicines Healthcare Regulatory Agency and follows GDP (Good Distribution Practice)”.
PR Contact: Alan Cossons at First Impressions, 51 Caroline Street, London E1 1PX. Tel: 0207 780 9580; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted on May 24, 2011, in Industry, Latest News, Testemonials and tagged barometric pressure and altitude, building thermography, camcorder style thermal imaging camera, clamp probe, CO detection monitor, CO2 detection monitor, compact vane anemometer, cooking oil tester, Davies international, differential pressure meter, digital manometer, digital refrigeration manifold, digital smoke tester, direct temperature measurement, dual-contact tachometer, easykool database, EN13485 conformity, examining moisture damage, fibrescope set, flow meter, flue gas analyser, folding thermometers, food quality assurance, food transport logistics, gas leak detector, Gas Safe, HACCP, heat pumps, heating/plumbing contractors, HVAC/R instrumentation, industrial thermography, infrared thermometer, ISO/IEC Calibration, job management and reporting software, landlord certificate, luxe meter, material moisture measuring instrument, measuring instrument for VAC and IAQ, mini anemometer, mini data logger, multi purpose flue gas analyser kit, myth gas, non-contact tachometer, non-contact thermometer, ntc thermometer, oil pressure, oil temperature, ph meter, pharmaceutical quality assurance, pressure gauge set, Refrigeration manifold, ruptured pipe, surface probe, t-bar thermometer, temperature calibration drywalls, temperature data loggers, temperature probes, thermal imaging camera, thermography reports, type k thermometer, type t thermometer, UKAS, vacuum, vacuum gauge, vane anemometer, void inspection, wireless temperature and humidity monitoring. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.