The purpose of the study was to examine the cooling of refrigerator vans with liquid gas and to draw the relevant conclusions of importance for practical operation. Since this type of cooling presents a new method of refrigeration, there is scarcely any technical literature available on the subject at present. Publications to hand so far have been mainly published by different firms producing gas refrigerating installations. A number of practical tests were carried out side by side with the theoretical study of the physical basis for this method of refrigeration, so as to obtain results as quickly as possible. The practical experiments were to answer the following questions: How does this refrigeration system function in railway vehicles? Is it possible to fit existing refrigerator vans with such refrigerating installations? How effective is the cooling performance and how high the factor of operational safety? What is the operational expense where such installations are used: The results obtained to-date are reviewed in the following report.

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  • Corporate Authors:

    International Union of Railways

    Office of Research and Experiments
    Utrecht,   Netherlands 
  • Publication Date: 1966-10

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 16 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00052923
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: International Union of Railways
  • Report/Paper Numbers: B94/RP 1/E Intrm Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1976 12:00AM