Transport refrigeration efficiency.

Author(s) : GERWEN R. J. M. van


Energy saving potentials in transport refrigeration are significant. Related to the insulated body, the currently used CFC-free foam insulation materials are equal to, and sometimes worse than, formerly used CFC-blown foam materials. Energy saving can only be obtained by increasing the foam thickness. New developments in the field of vacuum panels are very promising. Conventional refrigerating units are relatively energy inefficient compared to stationary equipment. Truck engine waste heat driven sorption refrigerating systems are very promising. Development of a European energy labelling scheme for refrigerated transport equipment recently started.


  • Original title: Transport refrigeration efficiency.
  • Record ID : 1998-3172
  • Languages: English
  • Source: Reducing refrigeration running costs: practical and cost effective solutions.
  • Publication date: 1997/11/20
  • Document available for consultation in the library of the IIR headquarters only.


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