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Maintenance & Calibration

Why have calibration and maintenance health check
1. To ensure your pharmacy refrigerator is operating correctly and is compliant with the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland’s (PSI) guidelines.
2. To update your service and calibration certificates on all tested pharmacy refrigerators.
3. To maintain Cold Chain compliance.
4. To ensure correct ventilation and ambient temperature for good fridge operation.
5. To Increase the life span, reliability and energy efficiency of your system

What do our preventative maintenance health checks cover?
1. The correct operation of your pharmacy refrigerator and ensuring it is frost free
2. Temperature calibration and mapping fully traceable to national standards (INAB/UKAS/DKD).
3. Full clean and inspection of working parts including door gasket
4. Performance tests of alarm checks and other associated components

Common maintenance issues.
1. Domestic fridges used to store medicinal products which cannot be properly calibrated or checked due to uneven temperatures ranging between 0oC and 10oC with additional fluctuations resulting from opening and closing of the door.
2. Over packing may result in the blocking of the fan which circulates the air and lead to the freezing up of pharmacy refrigerator.
3. Insufficient space for ventilation around pharmacy refrigerators which are not designed as integrated appliances unless previously specified. Poor ventilation results in elevated ambient temperature around the pharmacy refrigerator. In cases of poor ventilation circulation fans to disperse the air is a solution along with making ventilation holes which surround the cabinet
4. High ambient temperature where pharmacy refrigerator is located which combined with poor ventilation will result in damage to the fridge operation and potential loss of product. High ambient in the dispensary can be resolved by the installing of air conditioning which has been correctly sized for the location.
5. Accumulation of dust and dirty during standard operation which can affect operation of cooling system.

To help us provide an efficient service, please provide all the details requested below

Job type - check either one or both

Maintenance and calibration health check
Air conditioning maintenance check