8.4.1   Introduction
When transporting refrigerated containers, maintaining the cold chain often causes problems. For this reason it is necessary to maintain temperature records in order to provide evidence of the temperatures during transport. Since a refrigerated container is a complex system, a variety of different temperatures in a number of operating modes can be measured and recorded. The interpretation of temperature records of this type is a constant source of disagreement.
The following sections will show what options are available for recording temperatures, as well as the various possible meanings of the recorded temperatures and how these can be assessed.

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