Temperature-sensitive products like COVID-19 vaccines call for fail-safe cold storage units. Phase IV Engineering now offers wireless temperature monitoring systems that easily attach to a facility’s existing refrigerators, freezers, or ultra-low freezers.

Anyone who has kept up with the news knows that certain COVID-19 vaccines are incredibly temperature-sensitive. If vials are left out too long at the wrong temperature, the vaccine degrades and must be discarded. Other sensitive items, from lab samples to frozen food, also require accurate temperature monitoring. A door left open or a power outage is both a health hazard and costly, so accurate tracking and monitoring is crucial.

Some commercial-grade units are equipped with continuous monitoring systems that meet CDC or FDA guidelines and industry best practices, but what do you do if your cold storage unit doesn’t have these features built-in? Phase IV has just released its refrigerator & freezer monitoring system. Part of the breakthrough Leap Sensors system, it’s designed to integrate seamlessly with your existing refrigerators and freezers at temperatures down to −40°C/°F.

vials of vaccines in a tray stored in refrigerator
wireless refrigerator sensor

Our smart design makes it simple for you. The advantages of the Leap Sensors refrigerator & freezer temperature monitoring system include:

  • A paper-thin cable from the sensor transceiver node to the probe for gasket seal integrity.
  • Edge computing (at the sensor level) calculates weighted averages to determine if a reading is truly out-of-spec, eliminating false alarms.
  • Easily replaceable NIST-traceable tip (optional) for simple calibration.
  • Plug-in wall transformer (optional) that acts as power outage detector. With the plug-in option, this battery acts as a backup power source.
  • Door-open sensor (optional) to track how long a door is open, which helps troubleshoot alerts.
  • Thermal mass bottle (optional) prevents false alarms from defrost cycles or when the door is opened.
  • Digital data logging automates tracking and reporting.
  • Alerts sent by phone, text, and/or email for off-site monitoring – know immediately if there’s a problem.

For ultra-low freezers (sensing range from −85°C to −60°C/−121°F to −76°F), we also offer the wireless sensor system for ultra-low temperature freezers.

Pre-configured sensor settings and various mounting options make these systems fast and easy to install. Both are ideal for temperature-critical applications in labs, medical facilities, and vaccine/medication storage, as well as for food storage. If one of these systems does not meet your exact requirements, the Leap Sensors system’s modular design is easy to customize.

These temperature sensor systems are part of the breakthrough Leap Sensors wireless sensor monitoring system. Its advanced design makes it easy to monitor critical equipment & processes – and know ahead of time where a problem might occur. With modular, multi-sensor technology that is easy to install and update, Leap Sensors meets the specific, demanding needs of industrial and enterprise users.

Temperature excursions on sensitive refrigerated & frozen items are costly, time-consuming, and potentially dangerous to human health. A reliable temperature monitoring device with digital data logging is well worth the investment.