Re: if this exists, what's it called?

Subject: Re: if this exists, what's it called?
From: Dossy Shiobara <dossy -at- panoptic -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Wed, 07 Mar 2012 15:45:37 -0500

I was thinking "damage indicators" that are used for shipping --

http://www.uline.com/Grp_332/Damage-Indicators

The Telatemp temperature recorder sounds like it's the kind of thing
you're looking for:

http://telatemp.com/productinfo.html?product_id=100

It's "non-reversible" which I'm guessing means the color change is
triggered by a one-way chemical reaction that's triggered at various
temperatures. I don't know how durable these things are -- e.g., how
long the things remain "reactive" vs. become inert, etc. I'm sure it's
something that's easily researched with a call to the manufacturer to
see if it meets your requirements.

Similarly, Telatemp's "coldsnap" recorders seem to work for the other
side of temperature measurement:

http://www.telatemp.com/c/198/temperature-tags-labels-coldsnap


On 3/7/12 3:37 PM, McLauchlan, Kevin wrote:
> Now, I'm looking for a similar passive device that can be attached to (or inside) a product that will record (by color change or other indication) if it has ever been exposed to a given maximum or minimum temperature. I know I've seen something in the past, but I just can't remember what it was called, to find it again. So far, all I'm seeing are min-max recording thermometers, mostly devices with batteries, and therefore a short life, intended to track the handling of a shipped product from one sender to one recipient - a matter of days or weeks, at most. I'm looking for something that the service people can view when they open a "broken" product that has been RMA'd possibly 5 years after it was sold and see that it was once subjected to -35 degrees Celsius (or +150 or whatever).

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