When comparing vaccine refrigerators, take into account the entire cost of your choice! The TempArmour™ Vaccine Refrigerator provides the most effective vaccine protection as well as significant COST SAVINGS.
|Typical Vaccine Refrigerator||
TempArmour™ Vaccine Refrigerator
|Cost of Refrigerator||$3,499||$3,499|
|Cold Chain Incidents - Related Costs||$200 per year||0 per year|
|Average vaccine losses||$1000 per year||0 per year|
|Notification systems – capital cost||$200||0|
|Notification systems – ongoing cost||$200 per year||0 per year|
|Maintenance cost||$200 per year||$100 per year|
|Backup power – capital cost||$2,300||0|
|Backup power – ongoing cost||$400 per year||0|
|Electricity cost 10c/kWh x kW/year||$350 per year||$20 per year|
|TOTAL COST PER YEAR||$7,749||$3,519|
|TOTAL COST OVER 10 YEARS||$28,099||$4,599|
Do the above numbers differ from your situation? Download our interactive COST COMPARISON PDF to plug in your own numbers for a more accurate assessment of the total expenditure for your vaccine refrigerator.
Cost of refrigerator: The same cost as the TempArmour™ Refrigerator ($3299) is used for the sake of simplicity. $1500 - $5000 is the typical cost of upright vaccine refrigerators (purpose built and comparable in the quantity of vaccines that it can hold).
Cold chain incidents: This number comprises the human resource costs (time) incurred by staff managing cold chain incidents. TempArmour™ customers typically don’t experience refrigerator-related cold chain incidents.
Vaccine losses: $1000 per year average chosen as a typical scenario (e.g. one $10000 loss in a 10 year period). Average vaccine losses of TempArmour™ customers is $0.
Notification system costs: Remote monitoring/notification systems are available with varying costs and are important for standard vaccine refrigerators that can go out of temperature range quickly. The majority of TempArmour™ customers opt not use monitoring systems as the TempArmour typically maintains its temperature for 6 days during power outages, unplugged cords, etc.
Maintenance cost: The TempArmour™ does not require on-site maintenance by a technician. Costs include recalibration/replacement of thermometers and data loggers when required (Note: Vaccines for Children (VFC) providers are typically required to recalibrate yearly or as per Manufacturer's instructions).
Backup-Power costs: The TempArmour™ does not require backup power as it typically maintains its temperature for 6 days during power outages, unplugged cords, etc.
$2300 is the cost of a backup power system (PowerHub1800-400) that would provide 8-16 hours of backup power for a standard upright vaccine refrigerator. The cost of battery replacement every 3 years for that system is $1200 ($400/year). (Tip: if your fridge is currently hooked up to a hospital generator, using the TempArmour™ will free up that generator capacity for another critical item in the hospital).
Electricity costs: The power consumption of a typical full size upright vaccine refrigerator varies, however 400 W/hr is a reasonable estimate. The approximate power consumption of the TempArmour is 20 W/hr. Electricity costs vary therefore the average electricity cost of 10c/kwh was used. The calculated numbers were also rounded off for clarity in the example.