TOWER’s cold-chain and controlled-room-temperature container qualification test facility is dedicated to testing against a range of protocols, including cycled, modelled, step or static. The facility is also capable of replicating environmental temperatures between -30°C and +70°C

The on-site chambers at HQ can simulate any specified route, seasonality and load; it is even possible to emulate loading, repacking en-route, a potential hold-up at customs or a particular exposure to heat or cold at a given time.

During qualification testing, container performance is continually monitored and recorded. The process includes temperature mapping of all parts of the load area to ensure full compliance throughout the entire payload.

You will receive a documented output of all qualification test results with full traceability throughout the test. Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Quality Standards and Operational Qualifications (OQ) are integrated as part of the test protocol.

Many KryoTrans® users supplement their own qualification tests by testing against TOWER’s preferred ‘worst case scenario’ method, which 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 and internal convective currents are therefore eliminated. This TOWER test method ensures that external or internal influences that can affect test results are minimised, as a result the true performance and compliance of the container is mapped.