SINGAPORE: Carrier Transicold’s EverFresh active controlled-atmosphere system for refrigerated containers now offers a CO2 injection option to better preserve low-respiring, high-value perishable cargo.
The new option allows the container to be pre-charged with CO2 at the start of a voyage and automatically add more over the course of the trip.
“The option is beneficial for cherries, blueberries, grapes, papayas and other low- to moderate-respiring commodities that do not create a lot of CO2 on their own,” said Jim Taeckens, Carrier Transicold’s senior product manager, global container refrigeration. “This technology allows customers to better protect and extend the shelf life of high-value commodities.”
Using active controlled-atmosphere technology, the EverFRESH system optimises the balance of oxygen and CO2 within a refrigerated container to reduce respiration and slow the natural ripening of the commodity by generating high-purity nitrogen to more quickly and responsively displace oxygen. The system maintains a positive pressure within the container, making it less sensitive to box air leakage.
The EverFresh system with CO2 injection is currently available as a factory-installed option for Carrier Transicold PrimeLine refrigeration systems equipped with the wireless Micro-Link 5 controller. Container atmosphere levels can be securely monitored via a mobile device using Carrier Transicold’s DataLine Connect app, and Carrier Transicold’s TripLink data management platform can be used to set and monitor oxygen and CO2 levels.