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|Internal Dimension(mm):||325*170*225||Net Weight(kg):||2.93|
|Effective Volume(L):||5.8||Configuration Ice Floe(pc):||8|
plastic cooler box,
collapsible plastic pallet containers
Iceboxes, vaccine carriers and coolant packs are used for keeping vaccines cold during transportation. In comparison with ice containers, medical carriers (icebox) have a smaller volume, suitable for use by health workers during immunization campaigns and out-reach services. As these are passive devices, coolant packs are accessories for both cold boxes and vaccine carriers providing the cooling energy/warming for a limited time period. The products are, in principle, fairly simple. Overall, there is a low level of skills required to use them. Coolant packs are put into the boxes/carriers packed with the vaccine vials, in accordance with the instructions provided with the product (drawings inside the cover of the box/carrier). It is always recommended to order a second set of coolant packs for every cold box/ vaccine carrier, to be readily available for an interrupted service delivery at all levels.
Iceboxes are insulated containers that can be lined with coolant packs to keep vaccines and diluents cold during transportation and/or short period storage. Iceboxes are used to collect and transport vaccine supplies from one fixed vaccine store to another, and from vaccine stores to health facilities. They are also used to temporarily store vaccines when the refrigerator is out of order or being defrosted.
Medical carriers are insulated boxes that, when lined with coolant packs, keep vaccines and diluents cold during transportation. They are smaller than containers and are easier to carry when walking. They are used for transporting vaccines from health facilities with refrigeration to outreach sessions where refrigeration and ice are not available. They are typically carried by a single health worker travelling on foot or by other means, where the combined journey time and immunization activity ranges from a few hours to a whole day.
The empty container is stabilized at +43°C and loaded with coolant packs which have been stabilized at + 5°C for a minimum of 24 hours. A water-pack frozen to a temperature between -5°C and -20°C before use. Ice-packs are used frozen for the transport of oral polio vaccine (OPV), and used conditioned (see procedure for conditioning further down) for the transport of all other vaccines. The vaccine carriers and iceboxes are tested for temperature stability at ambient temperatures of 43°C and -20°C in WHO-accredited laboratories to ensure that at field conditions the equipment will perform optimally. The frequency and duration of door openings will raise the internal temperature of the boxes, and will shorten the temperature.
Coolant packs (often called ice packs) are flat, square plastic bottles that are filled with water and cooled. They are used to keep vaccines cool inside the vaccine carrier or icebox. The number of coolant packs required for a icebox or vaccine carrier varies according to the type of icebox or vaccine carriers. Supplied with ice packs, the insulated boxes make it possible to provide the cooling required to maintain the temperature for at least up to 24 hours. They can be reused a high number of times.