Maintenance of Active ULD’s and its positive impact on operational performance and longevity
Maintenance of any mechanical system is paramount to ensure optimal and consistent operational performance and service life of the equipment. At CSafe Global, we embrace this philosophy and made a commitment from day one of launching our active RKN container fleet that we would have the best maintenance program in the industry.
Prior to launching our Active RKN container, we heard concerns about the inconsistency in the performance of the existing container designs and how important it was that units, old and new, provided comparable performance. Stories from life science companies indicated that they were experiencing over 30% difference in the performance and direct outcomes of older units when compared to newer containers. This difference in performance becomes problematic for the quality and validation departments who have to make difficult justification for the continued use of older containers, as the original qualification testing was performed on newer containers. Several life science companies have smartly, in fact, implemented policies of accepting only containers of a certain age (i.e. only a certain container serial number or higher would be accepted). This burden is not something we wanted to place on our customers.