How safe is the transportation and logistics of the COVID-19 vaccine?


Gas Detectors, CO2 as relevant equipment for Covid-19 vaccine logistics.

The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is currently being transported and stored worldwide and must be in low temperatures (-70C as a minimum) packed into containers of dry ice, this is a solid form of carbon dioxide (CO2) and cryogenic freezers (liquid nitrogen). This includes local transportation through hospitals, laboratories, and pharmaceutical companies.

This consequence is that this can might turn into a hazardous environment coming from the huge amount of dry ice which is substantial for this circumstance. Therefore, it is relevant in terms of safety equipment that for the safety of your staff you have either portable or fixed CO2 gas detection.

The small quantity of dry ice is innocuous, however comparing to a big number of containers needed for this specific logistic event the creation of CO2 gas occurs. Thus, collective gas emissions could be enough to be a potential safety hazard to personnel in the area (Transportation of COVID-19 Vaccines Requiring Large Quantities of Dry Ice., 2020).

For spaces with a high level of risk of CO2 concentration (usually above 2%), the installation of a CO2 monitor should be required.

Our experience and wide range in the Gas Detection industry in Australia provides the solutions needed for these environments. For a complete gas detection system solution for this issue, Gas Detection Australia recommends the I-Gas portable for portable applications and the IR Gas CO2, Mute 6182, LT-70, and Controller 4022 for fixed applications.

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