Multimodal, 28th to 30th April, NEC Birmingham, Stand 1142
BOC, the UK & Ireland’s largest supplier of industrial gases and medical gases, is showcasing its innovative, new eco-friendly FROSTCRUISE® truck and trailer refrigeration system at Multimodal 2015, the three-day exhibition and seminar event at the NEC in Birmingham on 28-30 April 2015.
Launched earlier this month, the FROSTCRUISE system provides a significantly more environmentally friendly, efficient and reliable cryogenic alternative to diesel-powered mechanical refrigeration. Developed by BOC and its parent, The Linde Group, FROSTCRUISE features a number of environmental benefits including: zero operating carbon footprint and zero emissions (particulate, NOx and CO2) at the point of delivery and a 64 per cent reduction in total carbon footprint compared to an equivalent diesel-mechanical refrigeration system.
Awarded the Noise Abatement Society’s quiet delivery certificate Piek award, FROSTCRUISE has near silent operation at 56 dB. This means that the truck can be used for deliveries 24/7, even in urban areas where laws often limit noise to 60–65 dB between the hours of 10pm and 6am – a level that diesel-operated refrigeration systems are unable to reach without extensive acoustic insulation packages.
FROSTCRUISE is effectively an on-demand refrigeration system, using liquid nitrogen (LIN) at -196°C to indirectly chill the air in the truck compartment using a heat exchanger, delivering exceptionally fast temperature cool-down and ensuring accurate temperature control for the highest levels of food quality and safety.
FROSTCRUISE can reduce a typical trailer air temperature from ambient to 2°C within eight minutes, less than half the time of a mechanical refrigeration system. It also has the ability to maintain accurate product temperature despite multiple delivery stops.
Existing diesel operated refrigeration systems often require the driver to run the fridge in continuous mode whilst delivering goods or after off-loading. This can result in increased fuel consumption, noise pollution and further emissions in urban environments. As the FROSTCRUISE system is not reliant on an engine running to maintain the cooling process, the load remains chilled to the correct temperature regardless of conditions.
Nathan Palmer, BOC Director of Bulk and Packaged Gas, said: “We are delighted to be offering FROSTCRUISE to the UK and Ireland chilled transport market. BOC is committed to helping our customers minimise their environmental footprint and this new quiet, greener technology is an excellent way of minimising the impact of our customers’ store deliveries.”
BOC’s expert technical team will be on hand at Stand 1142 at Multimodal (www.multimodal.org.uk) on 28th, 29th and 30th April 2015 at the NEC in Birmingham.
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