Active and Passive Boxes for Cold Chain Management
These are the classification of cooling boxes based on the principles of operation in general and are detailed here under:
Passive Cooling Boxes (EPS boxes)
Passive boxes are boxes with insulated walls. The temperature sensitive product has to be kept inside these boxes as per the manufacturer’s recommendations.
Various boxes manufactured by Cryopak, USA are being supplied:
a. -20 Deg C rated boxes suitable for a duration of 24 to 96 hours
b. 2 to 8 Deg C rated boxes suitable for a duration of 24 to 96 hours
d. Insulated Pallet shippers for duration of upto 120 hours
Any of the above boxes can be supplied after qualification so that the customer can meet all regulatory requirements.
Boxes of varying sizes up to 5 Cubic feet can be readily supplied and custom sizes can be supplied against orders.
The insulating material are EPS, Urethane, PIR & PUR
Active Cooling Boxes
Active cooling boxes are boxes with insulated walls and fitted with a cooling unit. The cooling unit can be connected to normal power supply of 230 V / 110 V AC as well as 12 V / 24V DC supply of vehicles.
While at the warehouse the box can be connected to AC supply and can be cooled and medicine will be loaded inside. Then the box is loaded into the van or truck and will be connected to the 12 V / 24 V DC power supply the vehicle. At the delivery point, the box is disconnected and carried to the customer and will be unloaded to a cold room /refrigerator. So the box is working on power continuously except during loading and unloading.
The advantage is that transportation of a small payload can be effectively carried out for longer duration.
Qualification of the above boxes also can be carried out. Alternatively we can supply pre-qualified boxes
What is GDP cold chain validated cool box?
GDP is the short form of Good Distribution Practices, which means recommended distribution practices for temperature sensitive products, especially for medicines, vaccines etc.
The cool boxes being supplied by us can be validated / qualified in linen with GDP cold chain practices. Such boxes are certified that it will withstand recommended temperature (eg 2-8°C) for a certain duration (eg. 24 hours, 48 hours etc.).
Such boxes are tested by the manufacturer in testing chambers and the duration is tested and a test report is issued for each design.
Vacker Arabia supplies different models of cooling boxes in all cities of Saudi Arabia covering Jeddah, Dammam, Riyadh, Jubail and Khobar.