Refrigerated Trucks

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Refrigerated Trucks

Refrigerated transportation is a critical link in the Cold Chain. The ability to move perishable goods and produce from the source of supply or manufacture to the point of sale is dependent on the safe and reliable operation of refrigerated trucks (Reefers) and trains. In most cases long distance refrigerated transportation is handled by Articulated Trucks pulling semi-trailers fitted with a dedicated auxiliary refrigeration unit, which runs off its own diesel supply. Box trucks are smaller in size and generally used for local deliveries. Typically Box Trucks also have a dedicated auxiliary refrigeration unit, but their diesel supply comes from the same tank that feeds the truck engine.

Installing IceCOLD® in refrigerated trailers may have the largest financial, operational and environmental impact of any industry.

Diesel Consumption: IceCOLD® significantly reduces diesel consumption through enhancing compressor efficiency causing the unit to reach its set-point temperature faster and cycle off more frequently.

Delivery Schedules: Every time the trailer doors are opened to make a delivery the temperature inside the trailer can increase. If the trailer temperature does not comply with the required standard, store managers can refuse delivery of a shipment because the delivery temperature is governed by regulations. IceCOLD® enables faster recovery of the set-point temperature inside refrigerated trailers reducing equipment down-time and contributing to the quality and safety of perishable shipments.

Carbon Emissions: The ability of IceCOLD® to significantly reduce the diesel consumption of a truck’s refrigeration unit has an immediate and direct impact on cutting carbon emissions. Every gallon of diesel consumed by a truck’s refrigeration compressor produces 22.2 pounds of CO2. Installing IceCOLD® in a large reefer fleet can reduce the emission of millions of pounds of carbon every year.

10% Savings 15% Savings 20% Savings 30% Savings
Diesel Savings per unit 275 gallons
412 gallons
(1,560 L/yr)
549 gallons
(2,080 L/yr)
824 gallons
(3,120 L/yr)
GHG Reductions per unit 6,217 pounds
(2.82 tonnes)
9,326 pounds
(4.23 tonnes)
12,434 pounds
(5.64 tonnes)
18,651 pounds)
(8.46 tonnes)
Fleet GHG Reductions 155,425 pounds
(70.5 tonnes)
233,028 pounds
(105.7 tonnes)
310,631 pounds
(140.9 tonnes)
466,057 pounds)
(211.4 tonnes

Treating 25 reefer units, 140.9 tonnes (310,631 pounds)  of GHG emissions would be eliminated annually (based on 20% savings)
*Calculations based on maximum utilization of reefer equipment

These Savings Are Equivalent To

Passenger vehicles driven for one year

Barrels of oil

House hold electricity bills

Gallons of gasoline consumed

Installing IceCOLD® in reefer units typically delivers a 20% to 30% reduction in diesel fuel consumption. The average payback is 9 months or less depending on how often the reefer equipment is used. The IceCOLD® catalyst is installed once and lasts for the lifetime of the equipment. Following the installation of IceCOLD® a reefer unit operating for just 5 years could expect to achieve a 1000% ROI.