Temperature mapping and installation
Before installing a warehouse temperature monitoring system, it is imperative to carry out temperature mapping. Temperature mapping involves the study, documentation, and measurement of the distribution of temperature within an enclosure by finding the coldest and hottest parts.
The World Health Organization states that mapping can also be used to recognize the zones that require some remedial action. An excellent example of this is eliminating cold and hot spots by changing the existing air distribution.
Before a warehouse monitoring system is installed, temperature mapping usually takes a defined period of time, lasting between a few days to weeks. This is to monitor the temperature of the various parts inside the warehouse that form the grid pattern.
There are two principles that grid mapping follows.
The first principle states that a mapping grid should have a 3-D network of the mapping points with consistent intervals on the x, y, and z axes. The World Health Organization is the body that states the distances between the different points of mapping of the warehouse monitoring system.
The second principle states that the additional mapping points are the places that you expect the cold and hot spots. This could be a wall, seal, door, or an air outlet.
By following the floor or mapping plan, the mapping temperature data loggers that have already been calibrated and labeled are then placed at the different mapping points.
After a specific time period has passed and the mapping data loggers have been collected, the findings are then analyzed, and an overlaying of the measurement curves is completed.