UK: Best practice guidelines for the design and development of sustainable refrigerated road transport will be the subject of a presentation and attendant webinar next month.
The organisers of the event – the Institute of Refrigeration (IoR) and Food Storage and Distribution Federation (FSDF) – say that as the global demand for refrigerated products increase, it has become progressively challenging to develop sustainable refrigerated road transport systems. Manufacturers and fleet operators have to balance the competing interests of maintaining temperature control while reducing the energy consumption and overall environmental impact of these systems.
This paper by Dr Christina Francis of London South Bank University will explore how, through the an analysis of existing maintenance and leakage records and mathematical modelling and experimental methods, best practice guidelines for the design and development of sustainable refrigerated road transport systems were developed.
According to the author, the refrigerant leakage rates from refrigeration road transport are excessive and can be easily reduced by 50% by replacing type of components used.
The event takes place at London South Bank University on March 7 from 15.30 to 17.00.
Further information here.