When it’s time to find cold chain storage products you can depend on, following a few tips can simplify the search.
Consult Technical Service Professionals
Just as a mechanic knows which car makes and models are most reliable, technical service professionals know which freezers and refrigerators have the fewest service events. Getting recommendations on quality cold chain product manufacturers and models from service professionals can be one of the best starting places when looking for new or replacement ultra-low temperature freezers, pharmaceutical freezers and refrigerators, and more.
Once you have a couple of different recommendations for both manufacturers and models, it’s important to compare the essential features rather than get lost in the extras that have little impact on the safety of stored materials or the product’s performance quality. For cold chain products, key features include the ability to operate in high ambient conditions, uniform and stable temperature distribution, fast temperature recovery after door opening, and standard or optional backups that protect stored materials in case of power outages.
Weigh Costs and Availability
Even the very best product does you no good if you cannot get it delivered when you need it. Particularly amid continued supply chain disruptions, it’s important to ensure that the product you select is in stock and ready to ship.
When the COVID-19 pandemic was at its height, healthcare facilities and pharmacies needed to source quality ultra-low temperature freezers to store the influx of mRNA vaccines. In one such example, Ochsner Health System in New Orleans turned to technical service professionals for recommendations.