Safely and Confidently Transport Chemicals Using SpotSee’s MaxiLog Alert

Overcoming Challenges Transporting Chemicals with Temperature Data Loggers Transporting chemicals is the Goldilocks of logistics. In a world where safety, regulations, and product quality are…

Overcoming Challenges Transporting Chemicals with Temperature Data Loggers

Transporting chemicals is the Goldilocks of logistics. In a world where safety, regulations, and product quality are affected by even a fraction of a degree, MaxiLog Alert temperature data loggers give you the confidence you need. Here are some key takeaways:

  • Temperatures matter, and temperature data loggers are key to monitoring any fluctuations.
  • Regulations can vary by region, so you need to do proper research before transporting chemicals.
  •  Failing to adhere to safety regulations and protocols when transporting chemicals can have damaging consequences.
  • MaxiLog Alert temperature data loggers can help you comply with transport regulations.

Using Temperature Data Loggers Can Help You Safely Transport Chemicals.

Maintaining proper temperatures while transporting chemicals is important for the product’s overall safety and quality. The last thing you would want is a shipment of critical chemicals deemed unusable due to a temperature fluctuation in transport. Temperature data loggers, with their built-in sensors, will ensure you are aware that temperature changes were detected. But not all data loggers are equal. This is where the MaxiLog Alert series of temperature data loggers excels.

Using SpotSee’s MaxiLog Alert As Your Solution to Transport Chemicals

MaxiLog Alert temperature data loggers give you an accurate and reliable solution for monitoring temperatures during critical transports. They measure temperatures in two ranges -20C to 72C and ultra low -80C to 30C. We offer both single-use and multi-use options for transporting shipments, such as:

  • Biologics
  • Vaccines
  • Pharmaceuticals
  •  Foods
  •  Ultra-Frozen products
  •  Other chemicals

Knowing the Regulatory Requirements to Transport Chemicals

Beyond safety and quality concerns, there are regulatory requirements you need to consider when transporting chemicals. You may run into different regulatory challenges depending on where you transport chemicals, including instances where a chemical is permissible in one country but banned in another. For transporting chemicals across the United States, review the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) guidelines from the U.S. Department of Transportation.

As for global transport, you can check the United Nation’s (UN) guidelines on this. However, not all countries follow their recommendations or guidelines. We recommend careful research to transport chemicals safely and legally from one country to another. You will want to review the regulatory guidelines for:

  •  The country of origin and destination.
  • Any other counties along the transport route.

Why Reviewing and Complying With These Regulations Is Vital

Reviewing regulatory guidelines for chemical transportation benefits your company, your customers, and public safety. Here are a few reasons why:

  • Make informed logistical decisions when deciding between air, sea, rail, or ground transportation.
  • Better understand whether you can ship a chemical to certain areas for a customer and whether further safeguards are needed.
  • Reduce the chance of legal consequences when transporting chemicals. Failing to do so can lead to:
    • Lawsuits
    • Other legal penalties or fines
  • Consider the safety of all individuals and entities involved in the transportation of chemicals, both directly and indirectly. This includes:
    • General public
    • Wildlife
    • Environment
    •  Own Employees
    • Carriers that help you with the transport  
  •  Lessen the risk of damage to your company’s reputation because of irresponsible or reckless chemical transportation.

Knowing the Challenges Of Monitoring Regulations During Transport

Being aware of the different regulations to transport chemicals safely and legally is just a part of the picture. During transport, the chemicals may fluctuate due to temperature and humidity changes, which can present a challenge. These fluctuations can affect the chemicals’ stability, safety, and quality. The container used to ship the chemicals must be up to the task. Worst case, if you are unable to find a suitable container, you may be unable to ship the chemicals at all.

Using SpotSee MaxiLog Alert to help you meet and exceed compliance

Given these challenges related to compliance and environmental factors, how do you address them? The MaxiLog Alert line of temperature data loggers is a solution.

Since MaxiLog Alert temperature data loggers can monitor a range of temperatures, you can be confident you are fulfilling regulatory requirements for chemical transport. Here’s how it helps:

  • Temperature data loggers come in a selection of single-use and multi-use options to fit your needs.
  • Loggers are available for different temperature range needs, including those that need to be kept at extra low temperatures.
  • Using proprietary MDAS software, you can program the temperature data loggers and retrieve all the necessary information about a shipment.
  • The no-hassle MaxiLog PDF offers the best solution for shipping situations that require simple temperature validation. Pre-programmed with a 30-minute delay start, monitoring is completed in 10-minute intervals. Data is retrieved using any PDF reader software, so you don’t need to download a special app.
  • SpotSee data loggers offer hard evidence to prove you did your part in abiding by temperature regulations for transporting chemicals. For more information, read this deep dive on temperature monitoring.

MaxiLog Alert temperature data loggers, with their constant and accurate monitoring, will help you transport chemicals safely and comply with the different regulations. They will not only ensure proper temperatures but also give you the confidence you need to transport chemicals. Partner with SpotSee and get the MaxiLog Alert temperature data logger that’s right for your needs.