Temperature Data Loggers

Data Loggers for Temperature

DataTrace data loggers are engineered specifically for extreme environments such as steam, ethylene oxide and other various sterilization processes and chambers, heat tunnels, retorts, smokehouses, food processing and more. Autoclaves/steam sterilization, retort sterilization, dry heat ovens and tunnels, curing processes, food pasteurization and several other processes rely on accurate temperature measurements to ensure product/patient safety,…

DataTrace in Autoclaves

DataTrace in Autoclaves

Getting accurate product temperature throughout an autoclave validation can be a difficult task but is imperative to calculating lethality within an autoclave cycle. Whether it is for an initial equipment and process validation or for yearly equipment qualifications, maximizing efficiency while maintaining that strict temperature accuracy (0.1° C) is critical to a successful project. Mesa’s…

EtO Sterilization

Most sterilization in the medical device industry is accomplished by way of heat, usually in the form of steam. A significant alternative to heat-only processing methods is ethylene oxide (EtO) sterilization. As alluded to, this process is usually performed on heat- or moisture-sensitive items. EtO sterilization uses both temperature (30°-70°C) and the presence of the…

Food Safety

The Basics of Retort

Retort is basically heating and sometimes agitating food and its container to remove potentially harmful organisms. One such organism is Clostridium botulinum. Clostridium botulinum is a rod-shaped, anaerobic, spore-forming, motile bacterium with the ability to produce the neurotoxin botulinum. The botulinum toxin can cause a severe flaccid paralytic disease in humans and animals and is…

Sonoco, a Case Study

Sonoco; a Case Study

Sonoco is a global provider of consumer packaging, industrial products, protective solutions, and display and packaging services. They use Mesa Labs’ MPIII data loggers in various environments and applications, including high-temperature and high-acidity. On occasion, it has been noted that data loggers fail for water intrusion. To read a more in-depth account of Sonoco’s challenge…