How to ensure integrity of chemical shipment? The 3 most important factors are monitoring for impact, tilting and temperature deviation. These factors are crucial because any unacceptable occurrences regarding these will result to compromise in quality and safety as well.
Monitoring of impact to chemical shipment
Impact and vibrations (which is somehow a form of numerous and successive impact) during transit can compromise the shipment. Agitation of the chemicals whether in powder or liquid form can cause sudden reactions and even liquid spills. This could compromise the whole shipment and possibly endanger everyone’s safety.
Mishandling, especially dropping of the packages, can cause drastic agitation in the contents of a chemical container. It’s not easy to spot these without any reliable device or indicator. It’s difficult to identify any mishandling signs if you’ve surrendered all control to the logistics company.
Good news is, there are now impact indicators which can let you see signs of mishandling and dropping. For example, the ShockDot indicator will show a total or partial red discolouration if the shipment was somehow mishandled.
About tilting and chemical spills
Aside from dropping and collision (which results to dangerous impacts), tilting is also a serious problem especially in liquid chemicals. During vehicle transit, manual or machine handling, there’s always a risk of tilting. Slight tilting could still be acceptable. But beyond the acceptable limit, tilting could be dangerous (and compromise the shipment’s contents).
Your company now has ways to know if there’s unacceptable tilting and upending. One effective way is the TiltWatch XTR. The visual indicator will turn red if the package tipped on its side or was completely upended.
Tight temperature control is often crucial in the transit of chemicals (especially when they take days or weeks). A slight temperature deviation (especially an increase in temperature) can cause undesirable chemical reactions to occur. The heat might catalyse the reaction or even initialise the degradation of the chemical constituents. This is even more pronounced in biochemical shipment wherein enzymes will die if temperature exceeded an ideal range.
For this, a WarmMark temperature indicator might be a good solution. It provides irreversible visual evidence that a shipment was exposed to unacceptable temperature conditions. The receiving staff can then decide on the spot whether to accept or reject the shipment based on the indicator.
Ensure integrity of chemical shipment Australia
Here at ShockWatch, we are committed to helping small businesses and Fortune 500 corporations ensure the integrity of their shipment. We have a wide range of products specifically designed to identify if there’s mishandling.
Contact us today and let us help you ensure the proper handling of your shipment.