An Overview on Temperature-Controlled Environment in Cold Chain Management

When it comes to providing a temperature-controlled environment in cold chain management, the success mainly depends upon the knowledge of how to make the shipment of products under controlled temperature.

Thanks to the advent of new technologies, cold chain operations all over the world have substantially improved over the last decade or so, and Australia is no exception. Indeed, prominent companies have taken the help of the state of the art technology to scale new heights in this niche.

New techniques and technology have helped companies to rise to the occasions and meet the conditions to transport a wide gamut of products.

Technically speaking, the success of companies that offer refrigerated delivery service in Brisbane heavily depends upon the knowledge of shipping products in a temperature-controlled environment adapted to shipping circumstances.

Temperature-Controlled Environment in Cold Chain Management

This is what we at JD Refrigerated Transport have mastered over the years. We know the exact methodology of maintaining varied temperature levels for ensuring their structural integrity and materialistic value throughout the entire transport chain.

Nevertheless, here in this page, we discuss the principal cold chain logistics techniques and technologies that are used to provide temperature-restricted environment during refrigerated delivery service.

Dry Ice:

It is actually solid carbon dioxide, and at -80°C it can keep the shipment frozen for an extended period. Dry Ice is specifically used to ship pharmaceutical products, various types of hazardous goods, different kinds of foodstuffs. One good thing about Dry Ice is that it never melts. Rather, it sublimates when exposed to air.

Gel packs:

Gel packs are predominantly used in medicinal and pharmaceutical shipment. A formidable quantity of these goods is categorised as chilled products. That means they need to be stored in temperature that varies from 2°C and 8°C. Gel packs are an ideal product that helps in maintaining a prescribed temperature.

Besides, some packages contain phase-changing substances that can turn into liquid from solid-state or from solid to liquid state for controlling the environment.

Depending upon the need, these packs can start off in a frozen state and can meltdown during the course of the shipment. While doing so, these substances capture the escaping energy and maintain the internal temperature to the prescribed level.

Eutectic Plates:

Also called ‘cold plates’ they act as an excellent temperature controller for the refrigerated transport companies in Brisbane. These plates come up with a plethora of applications.

They can maintain a prescribed temperature for the rolling refrigerated units. They are also excellent in keeping a particular temperature static and stable for a short period. This comes in handy for quick overnight deliveries.

Liquid Nitrogen:

At -196°C it helps to keep packages super-frozen for an extended period. It is mainly used to transport biological cargo like tissues, organs, samples of blood, serum, lymph, human body cells and the likes. It is considered as an extremely hazardous material and needs adequate precautionary measures.


It is the generic name for temperature-controlled transportation units like vans, small trucks, semi-trailers and or standard ISO containers. These units are designed to control air circulation and temperature with the help of an independent refrigeration plant attached to the transportation unit.

So these are some of the means that these cold chain logistics companies take for refrigerated transport different types of cargo. We at JD Refrigerated Transport do the same. For further details, feel free to call us on 1300588022 during our business hours.

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