A plant wholesaler relies on Tinytags to monitor temperature and humidity when exporting, to ensure plants maintain their freshness and quality during refrigerated distribution.
Many exporters need to know that their products will arrive in
the same excellent condition in which they left, especially when
transporting goods that require constant conditions to maintain
their freshness or quality.
Goods being transported need to be received exactly as they were
packed, but when these are perishable, it is extremely difficult to
maintain a stable environment. Tinytag data loggers provide the
solution to this common problem by monitoring temperature and
humidity to ensure they do remain constant.
Exportation temperature control was a particular issue for
Guernsey Clematis Nursery Ltd. a plant wholesaler who exports to
the USA and Canada. Export laws stipulate that all plants entering
the country must do so with no soil around the roots, making them
particularly vulnerable to dehydration. Plants must also be kept as
cool as possible, but without freezing. Guernsey Clematis Nursery
Ltd. enlisted the help of Tinytag Data Loggers to monitor the
condition of their plants in transit.
Loggers are compact, robust and rugged, splash and dust-proof,
so they can be placed in any location to ensure optimum
measurements are provided.
"The Tinytag loggers are very useful for our business, as they
allow us to monitor the temperature of the consignment all the way
through the trip", said Lindsey Reid, Sales Manager at Guernsey
Clematis Nursery. "We place a device in one of the insulated boxes
used to dispatch the plants and ask our customers to return it with
a questionnaire, so we can log the data. Any deviation in
temperature will alert us to a potential problem and we will
investigate the cause. Once, when the Tinytag recorded a spike in
temperature, using the information recorded, i.e. date and time, we
were able to trace the problem to a heater which the plants had
been placed beside in a freight warehouse."
Tinytags are suitable for a variety of import and export
situations where humidity or temperature must be kept as stable as
Data Loggers are lightweight, making them ideal for airfreight
and transportation where weight is a particular issue.