DISTRIBUTION OF THE TEMPERATURE IN ICE COOLED OR MECHANICALLY REFRIGERATED VEHICLES. DIFFERENT BUNKER ARRANGEMENTS IN ICE COOLED VANS
In order to compare the cooling effect of different ice bunker arrangements, cooling down and steady state cooling tests were made in DB ice cooled refrigerator vans. The vans contained a simulated load. The ice bunker arrangements tested were: (1) full length end wall bunkers; (2) end wall bunkers filled in their upper half only; and (3) roof mounted bunkers. Forced ventilation was provided in the first two cases but the van with roof mounted bunkers relied on natural convection ventilation. The half filled end wall bunkers gave the practically same cooling effect as full depth bunkers, although with a reduced duration before refilling would be necessary. The roof bunker arrangement without forced ventilation was unable to provide adequate cooling of the load.
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International Union of RailwaysOffice of Research and Experiments
- Publication Date: 1973-4
- Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
- Pagination: 17 p.
- TRT Terms: Refrigeration; Refrigerator cars
- Old TRIS Terms: Question b127
- Subject Areas: Construction; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00052524
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: International Union of Railways
- Report/Paper Numbers: B127/RP 1/E
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jun 24 1974 12:00AM