TOWER’s cold-chain container qualification test facility is dedicated to testing passive containers against a range of protocols (cycled, modelled, step or static) and is capable of replicating environmental temperature between -30°C and +70°C
TOWER’s on-site chambers can simulate any specified route, seasonality and load; we can even emulate loading, repacking en-route, a potential hold-up at customs or a particular exposure to heat or cold at a given time
Whilst under test, container performance is continually monitored and recorded, temperature mapping all parts of the load area to ensure full compliance throughout the entire payload.
The output of all qualification tests is fully documented with full traceability throughout the test so Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Quality Standards and Operational Qualifications (OQ) are integrated as part of the test protocol
Many of TOWER’s clients supplement their own route-specific standard qualification tests by also testing against TOWER’s preferred method, which is to use a ‘worst-case scenario’. The TOWER protocol subjects the container to the highest possible stress as it employs constant ambient temperatures (+30°C, +5°C and -5°C)
Inside, the container is packed with a near-zero thermal mass (ie bubble wrap) and internal convective currents are therefore eliminated. This TOWER test method ensures the actual performance and compliance of the container is mapped as external or internal influences that can affect test results are minimised
Contact us now to discuss your cold-chain container qualification testing requirements