You have many options for performing a chamber mapping. Many third parties offer mapping services. Make sure you look carefully at your quotes and dig deep into the information. You should be asking yourself:
- What equipment do I need to qualify?
- What Standards do I need to meet?
- What is my time-frame for qualification/mapping?
These questions are only the beginning and may require a process engineer or regulatory authority within your company to properly answer. Make sure you ask to see a sample of their protocol and verify that it will work for your quality system.
The hardware set (including the software package) you choose to do your mappings with is another major consideration. This will have a major impact on your set up, tear down time, and could possibly extend the length of your study. Wired devices, though popular, can be costly to maintain and string into the piece of equipment being mapped. If the system you choose has real-time data reporting, you can start the study faster and react to any deviations in real-time, saving wasted time and money.
Finally, the report at the end must be complete and easy to understand. Ideally, most of the reporting should be done for you by the time you are finished executing the protocol.
DataTrace from Mesa Labs is an entirely wireless validation software and equipment package that is simple to set up and use. We have combined our decades of expertise in data logging equipment along with our latest feature-rich software package called DT Pro to provide a real-time, wireless solution for validations and chamber mappings. So when it comes time for your next chamber mapping, ask your provider to utilize DataTrace equipment, so you can take advantage of the time saving features and customized reporting options that DataTrace data loggers and software package offer. If your provider doesn’t use DataTrace equipment, give us a call and we’ll set you up.