Appendix 19. Cold chain equipment

19.1 Refrigerators and freezers


Equipment
Type of energy
Net weight

RefrigeratorsFreezers

Storage capacity in litres and doses
of vaccines*** (vaccines without
diluents, 10-dose vials)

Icepack storage capacity

Ice production/24h
(for electricity supply 24h/24)

Refrigerator/freezer V 170 Sibir®
EK*(88 kg)
EG**(68 kg)

55 litres = 22 000 doses

37 litres
30 ice packs 0.6 litre
or 38 ice packs 0.4 litre

EK: 0.96 kg/24h
EG: 1.2 kg/24h

Refrigerator MK 144 Vestfrost®
Electricity 220 V; min. required: 8h/24h
74 kg

45 litres = 18 000 doses

Refrigerator MK 204 Vestfrost®
Electricity 220 V; min. required: 8h/24h
78 kg

75 litres = 30 000 doses

Refrigerator MK 304 Vestfrost®
Electricity 220 V; min. required: 8h/24h
97 kg

105 litres = 42 000 doses

Freezer MF 114 Vestfrost®
Electricity 220 V; min. required: 8h/24h
64 kg


72 litres:
110 ice packs 0.6 litre
or 150 ice packs 0.4 litre

17.5 kg/24h
29 ice packs 0.6 litre
or 42 ice packs 0.4 litre

Freezer MF 214 Vestfrost®
Electricity 220 V; min. required: 8h/24h
71 kg


192 litres:
213 ice packs 0.6 litre
or 290 ice packs 0.4 litre

22.8 kg/24h
38 ice packs 0.6 litre
or 57 ice packs 0.4 litre

Freezer MF 314 Vestfrost®
Electricity 220 V; min. required: 8h/24h
87 kg


264 litres:
323 ice packs 0.6 litre
or 450 ice packs 0.4 litre

32.4 kg/24h
54 ice packs 0.6 litre
or 81 ice packs 0.4 litre

*EK = electricity or kerosene
**EG = electricity or gas
*** Estimated number of doses, for a volume of 2.5 cm3 per dose.

19.2 Transport of vaccines

Equipment
Weight (with ice packs filled with water)

Storage capacity in litres and doses
of vaccines* (vaccines without
diluents, 10-dose vials)

Characteristics

Autonomy of conservation for
vaccines (without opening,
external temperature 43 °C)

Cold box RCW 12 Electrolux®
21 kg

8.5 litres = 3 450 doses14 ice packs 0.6 litre114 hours

Cold box RCW 25 Electrolux®
32.8 kg

20.7 litres = 8 410 doses24 ice packs 0.6 litre129 hours

Vaccine carrier Giostyle®
6.5 kg

2.6 litres = 1 000 doses8 ice packs 0.4 litre32 hours

* Estimated number of doses, for a volume of 2.5 cm3 per dose.

19.3 Monitoring tools

EquipmentMonitoring tools
Refrigerators

LogTag® recording thermometer
or
Fridge tag® recording thermometer
If not available,
Thermometer, alcohol, Moeller

PLUS
Stop!Watch® card with Freeze tag®
Temperature monitoring sheet

Freezers

LogTag® recording thermometer
or
Thermometer, alcohol, Moeller

PLUS
Temperature monitoring sheet

Cold box RCW25 and RCW12
For use on vaccination sites

Thermometer, liquid crystal display (LCD)

Vaccine carrier
For use on vaccination sites

No thermometer
Check VVM