REFRIGERATION SYSTEMS AND LOADING PATTERNS FOR REFRIGERATED TRAILERS AND VAN CONTAINERS
The various perishable products transported in refrigerated trailers and van containers have different environmental and cooling requirements. Not all these requirements are being met effectively by today's refrigerated vehicles. Most of the newer refrigerated equipment does a good job in protecting frozen products, but is less satisfactory for fresh fruits and vegetables and fresh meats. The problem of obtaining adequate transit cooling for these products is further complicated by many different sizes and designs of shipping containers and, in some instances, poor loading patterns. However, improvements in loading patterns have produced only limited benefits since they cannot fully compensate for deficiencies in the air circulation system in the vehicles.
- Presented at the 1972 Conference on Handling Perishables, which was sponsored by the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, Univ. of Florida and the US Department of Agricultural; and held on Jan. 9-11, 1972.
University of Florida, GainesvilleInstitute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
Gainesville, FL USA 32601
- Goddard Jr, W F
- Publication Date: 1972-1
- Features: Figures;
- Pagination: p. 107-126
- TRT Terms: Containers; Perishables; Refrigerated cargo; Refrigeration; Refrigeration systems; Refrigerator cars; Refrigerator trucks
- Subject Areas: Bridges and other structures; Construction; Freight Transportation; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00050114
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jan 31 1974 12:00AM