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Posted 06 March 2020 - 08:10 PM

Hi Everyone,

 

I have a question regarding to the accuracy of Thermometers used in the cooking and cooling process.We have set up a ±1°C tolerance for our verification procedure. If the thermometer is out of tolerance (eg. 1.5°C ), what's the appropriate corrective action to the thermometer? discard and replace? or can we add the difference to the thermometer instead? Please advise and provide reference. Thanks a lot.

 

 



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Posted 06 March 2020 - 08:32 PM

Can you not return it to the manufacturer for full service/calibration to take it back to spec?



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Posted 06 March 2020 - 09:01 PM

What type of thermometer is it?


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Posted 06 March 2020 - 09:04 PM

Take it out of service, re-calibrate or replace.  



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Posted 06 March 2020 - 11:52 PM

What type of thermometer is it?

infrared Thermometer



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Posted 06 March 2020 - 11:54 PM

Can you not return it to the manufacturer for full service/calibration to take it back to spec?

I don't think it would be an option, considering the courier cost and time. 



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Posted 07 March 2020 - 06:55 AM

I don't think it would be an option, considering the courier cost and time. 

 

I doubt that an IR unit is accuracy-capable for yr specified usage. ?

 

I assume no zero reset possibility.

 

I anticipate a TC unit will be much cheaper and good enough, ideally with a reset option.

 

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Posted 09 March 2020 - 02:48 AM

IR for cooking process? You should be using a probe thermometer for that.

 

It will be more economical to just replace the IR thermometer than to send back to manufacturer (unless its still under warranty). We normally keep a spare or two in the facility in case monthly verification shows out of limit or thermometer just wouldn't work.


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