Temperature mapping records and analyzes temperature variations in storage areas, such as warehouses. This process helps you maintain an awareness of your warehouse’s risk areas. Learn how LogTag can help you with this process.

What is temperature mapping & why dO it?

In environments like warehouses with controlled HVAC systems, it’s not uncommon for temperatures to fluctuate significantly. According to the World Health Organisation, in a large warehouse, temperatures in different areas can vary by as much as 10°C (50°F).

We can attribute these temperature fluctuations to airflow variations in different warehouse areas. For instance, areas with densely packed stock may experience restricted airflow from HVAC systems, leading to higher temperatures in those zones.

Additionally, temperature variations can arise in locations with tall shelving units, as heat tends to rise, or in areas with windows, where the influx of sunlight contributes to increased warmth. These variations can directly compromise the integrity of stored products if they are not compensated for.

A man in a beanie and vest holds a tablet and smiles at the camera, standing in a warehouse with shelves stocked with goods, possibly engaged in a temperature mapping process.

To address these challenges, mapping your storage environment is crucial in identifying and addressing potential problem areas or risk zones within your warehouse. We recommend referring to the World Health Organization’s guide on warehouse temperature mapping, which includes using the LogTag® TRIX-8 temperature logger, to complete an effective and efficient mapping process.

With greater awareness of your storage area’s risk zones, you can invest in permanent temperature data logging solutions such as the LogTag® UTRED30-WIFI. It offers ongoing monitoring and management of storage conditions, providing you with peace of mind about the integrity of your products.

How long does temperature mapping take?

The World Health Organisation recommends a continuous monitoring period of at least 48 or 72 hours for an effective temperature mapping process. This timeframe accurately captures a full spectrum of temperature fluctuations and patterns in the area under observation. Therefore, selecting temperature loggers with a robust battery life is important, ensuring they can sustain continuous operation without interruption for the entire mapping process.  

LogTag® has designed the TRIX-8 temperature logger with this process in mind. It reliably covers an entire mapping period with up to 3-years of battery life.

Screenshot of LogTag Analyzer software displaying a multi-chart temperature and humidity analysis with multiple overlapping lines, indicating varying readings from different sensors over time.

LogTag® aims to streamline your data processing. After gathering the temperature mapping data from up to 40 data loggers, it must be processed and analyzed which can be a time consuming process. The LogTag® TRIX-8 provides you with an industry-best download time of 5 seconds per logger using the LTI-HID, saving you valuable time and energy. Once downloaded, the free LogTag® analytic software LogTag® Analyzer can automatically create comparative graphs, and export to a number of formats, including CSV. 

The setup efficiency for temperature mapping is enhanced by the TRIX-8 logger’s design. Weighing just 33 grams and measuring 86mm x 54.5mm x 8.6mm, it’s only slightly thicker than a credit card. This compact size allows for easy mounting and adaptable placement in a variety of spaces.


The number of loggers required for comprehensive temperature mapping varies based on the dimensions of the area to be monitored. In practice, this can mean deploying anywhere from several loggers in smaller spaces to up to 40 loggers in larger warehouse environments. This can sometimes make the entire temperature mapping process quite costly for you, which is why LogTag® has combined functionality and affordability in the TRIX-8. 

There’s also no need to repeatedly purchase loggers; the TRIX-8 is reusable. The TRIX-8 provides an economical solution for monitoring temperature in a range of storage spaces, effectively meeting the standard requirements for temperature mapping.

Diagram showing the placement of temperature loggers in a square room, with numbered positions indicating the correct locations for comprehensive temperature mapping.


Regularly updating the temperature map is crucial for precise environmental monitoring in warehouses. Redoing a temperature map is particularly necessary under the following conditions:

The frequent need for temperature mapping throughout the year highlights the importance of using reusable temperature loggers. The TRIX-8 is designed for repeated use, making it a suitable choice for ongoing temperature monitoring needs.

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