Compute Mean Kinetic Temperature (MKT) for the storage or transit of perishable food.
“Mean kinetic temperature: A single derived temperature that, if maintained over a defined period of time, affords the same thermal challenge to a drug substance or drug product as would be experienced over a range of both higher and lower temperatures for an equivalent defined period. The mean kinetic temperature is higher than the arithmetic mean temperature and takes into account the Arrhenius equation.”
Mean kinetic temperature or MKT is the single most important parameter in case of food or drug being store or transported for a period of time. Since with the rise in temperature the activity of spores also increases, even a small excursion above the recommended temperature will have adverse effect on the food or drug. MKT is a mathematical calculation and its formula is cumbersome to apply. G-Tek’s LmView software along with its LM series of data loggers can calculate the MKT for you on a click of a button. The software is 21CFR Part 11 compliant (Optional). LM series of data loggers are available in 3 models. LmTransit for one time use mainly for transportation of food and drugs. LM-Temperature, reusable temperature data logger with internal and external sensor to suit any requirement of customer. LM-RH is useful when you want to monitor temperature and %RH simultaneously. MKT is also a standard feature in G-Tek’s clinet-server software gtekNet.
Pharmaceuticals, Food and Beverages industry can benefit the most from using these state of the art instruments along with software.