USE OF LIQUID-GAS COOLING FOR REFRIGERATOR VANS. COMPARATIVE TESTS ON REFRIGERATOR VANS EQUIPPED WITH VARIOUS COOLING SYSTEMS
In order to compare the performance of a liquid-gas-cooled refrigerator van with those of other types of van, three vans were tested in the Vienna Arsenal Testing Station. These were: 1. A mechanically-cooled van; 2. A van cooled by the COORA dry-ice system; 3. A van cooled by the POLARSTREAM liquid-nitrogen system. The k-values of the vans were measured and tests were then carried out on the cooling-down of the van and on the subsequent regulation of the cooling with varying external conditions. These tests showed the POLARSTREAM system to be reliable and to have excellent controlability. A large reserve capacity enables initial cooling-down to be made in a much shorter time than required by the other two vans.
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International Union of RailwaysOffice of Research and Experiments
- Publication Date: 1969-4
- Features: Figures;
- Pagination: 15 p.
- TRT Terms: Cooling systems; Heat insulating materials; Perishables; Refrigeration; Refrigerator cars; Tests
- Identifier Terms: Arsenal (Vienna, Austria)
- Old TRIS Terms: Question b94
- Subject Areas: Bridges and other structures; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00052924
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: International Union of Railways
- Report/Paper Numbers: B94/RP 2/E
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Apr 27 1977 12:00AM