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. Research involving a systems approach to the problems is underway. Its major emphasis has been on redesigning the air circulation in refrigerated trailers and van containers. The most promising innovations tested have been several applications of a lateral air circulation system which provides for delivery of the cooled air at the bottom of the cargo area for upward through-the-load circulation on its return to the evaporator coils. Preliminary experimental results with these applications show that they provide more adequate and uniform distribution of the cooled air throughout the length of the cargo area and circulation of air through the load and the individual shipping vehicles. As a result, more rapid and uniform cooling of the cargo, and in some instances, better control of humidity have been achieved.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Agricultural Marketing Service

    Independence Avenue, Between 12th and 14th Streets, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20250
  • Authors:
    • Goddard Jr, W F
  • Publication Date: 1972-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: 19 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00052030
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 26 1974 12:00AM