Thermo King’s all-electric zero-emission trailer fridge
CCA Member Thermo King has launched an innovative zero emissions trailer fridge. The all-electric trailer refrigeration unit provides energy-efficient, sustainable transport for fresh and frozen applications.
The all-electric refrigeration system has an advanced multi-functional power management system that takes power from any source and converts and conditions it to gain minimum energy consumption.
The unit features a closed loop, two-stage R-744 trans-critical refrigeration system which offers precise temperature control at fresh and frozen conditions.
This solution provides a unique variable two-stage compressor, variable frequency gas cooler and evaporator blowers. This solution offers a 60 dB(A) noise level or lower, compliant with Piek standards, allowing for night time distribution in urban and residential areas.
Mark Watson, vice president of strategic product planning at Thermo King says: “This unit is a demonstration project that combines an environmentally responsible refrigerant choice with advanced power electronics. Power can come from a number of sources such as a truck-mounted generator, shore power or a ‘clean and silent genset’,.”
“Commercialization plans will depend on long-term testing to ensure the highest level of reliability and durability in all applications, which is what our customers expect from Thermo King,” he says.
Posted on September 21, 2012
by Edwin Kalischnig