Proper maintenance, repair and protection against electrical loss are key to retaining the integrity, safety and efficacy of your plasma.
When the plasma storage temperature deviates from the norm, you can’t sell your product. Here are some things we have learned about avoiding freezer issues.
Be sure your freezer installer has a reputation for showing up when promised, working carefully around subcontractors and ordering supplies on a timely basis.
Similarly, make sure you have competent cable installers who have worked with industrial freezers.
If we are your builder, we will send experts. If not, give us a call and we can help you find good vendors in your area.
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Freezer controls, compressors and blower units are all very complicated. Any outside air that gets in immediately freezes.
Here are some tips for your center managers to follow in taking care of your freezers:
The most important tip is to have your freezers routinely inspected and maintained, ideally under a maintenance contract by technicians who understand your brand and size freezer.
We require this in our leases.Back To Top
Plasma center freezers are complicated. Not just anyone can work on them. If your freezer person makes a mistake, you could lose a million dollars worth of plasma.
Identify your maintenance company when installing a new freezer:
Make sure the people working on your freezers are competent:
What your contract with the maintenance company should include:
It’s imperative to have an emergency generator in your plasma centers, sized either to maintain just your freezer operations, or, preferably, to keep all your operations going during a power loss.
Stough Group’s refrigeration experts can help you determine the right-sized generator to buy (new or replacement), and install it—before an emergency arises.
Many centers have a Standard Operating Procedure that allows them to use dry ice to preserve a required plasma-storage temperature in emergencies.
But we have seen, time after time, when a widespread power interruption caused by a tornado or hurricane happens, it can be very difficult for plasma centers to get dry ice in time to save their plasma.
Plus, dry ice displaces oxygen, which can lead to a deadly situation for a technician working in an oxygen-deprived freezer.Back To Top
Accurate temp monitoring is a vital part of plasma center recordkeeping. The freezer temperature should be checked every morning and evening.
All food and drug regulatory agencies require constant temperature monitoring. Proper installation of low-voltage wiring and 110 power wiring to your temperature recorder is extremely important. It should be run in conduit to prevent accidental shorting by nails, screws, etc.
Temp Control Alarms
The best protection is to have an alarm on your monitoring equipment, routinely tested by your alarm company. Hire a responsible firm that is on-call 24/7.Back To Top
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