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Depending on the selected protocol
(standard or specific), the qualification parameters are imposed, selected or
specified. For standard qualification all the parameters
below are imposed without any changes. If at least one parameter is modified
the qualification is considered to be specific. In this case the parameters
corresponding to the need are selected and the others are adapted by
specification in the specifications document.
1- Test load
The test product is an empty bottle (glass or plastic) of 2 to 5 ml placed on a cardboard or plastic support, placed in a compact cardboard sheath.
2- Temperature profiles
The standard proposes 21 standard temperature profiles from 1 hour to 96 hours, thus making it possible to cover various distribution circuits and different seasons for shipping in France and Europe. These standard profiles represent different situations:
3- Number and location of the sensors
The minimum number of sensors is fixed depending on the working volume of the box. The rules given by the standard for the positioning of the sensors must be followed.
4- Loading rate
The tests must be carried out with minimum and maximum loading rates.
5- Thermal pre-packing
Depending on the temperature range, each element of the configuration (product, gel pack, packaging) must be stabilised at the required temperature for the required duration.
6- Constitution of the configuration to be qualified
The preparation of the configuration to be qualified (load) is carried out at (23+3) °C. The time to constitute the configuration must be the shortest possible.
In the standard qualification, compliance is declared for a referenced packaging, a temperature profile and a preservation temperature interval. In the specific qualification, compliance is declared for a referenced packaging and a referenced specifications document.
Our insulated shipping systems are pre-qualified under the AFNOR NF S99-700 standard: a guarantee of performance and reliability to optimise your control of the cold chain!