Status:Closed Asked:Jul 06, 2011 - 05:56 AM
What temperatures will my packages encounter during distribution?
A section on the ISTA website (click here) contains temperature and humidity study reports which may provide useful information.
As a broad, general approach to answering the questions, consider the NOAA "CLimates of the World" document (first entry in the list from the link above). Of course this is WEATHER data, not PACKAGE data, but convential wisdm says:
* The minimum possible temperatre for packages is the same as the weather temperature
* The maximum possible temperature for packages is the weather temperature PLUS 10-15 degrees C to account for the heat rise in closed vehicles, etc.
Source: ISTA Staff
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