California Transport Refrigeration Unit Regulations in Development

Pending TRU regulations in California may restrict idling at applicable facilities to a maximum of 5 minutes by 2025 in an effort to help improve the environmental impact of the trucking industry. Truck Refrigeration Units, commonly referred to as TRUs, are refrigeration systems that are typically powered by internal combustion engines. TRUs control the environment…

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Product Highlight: ESL’s MIL-C-24368 Shore Power Plugs and Receptacles

Increases in maritime shipping and environmental pollution concerns have created a demand for ship-to-shore power solutions that comply with environmental restrictions in ports and harbors. Cold-ironing, a process of ships shutting down on-board generation and then plugging into shore-side power while in berth, can greatly reduce air pollution in neighboring areas. According to some estimates,…

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Determining the Right Fit: Single-gang vs. Multi-gang Reefer Outlet (socket) Installations

When it comes to designing reefer racks, the question of whether to install individual reefer outlets (sockets) or group several outlets in a single enclosure (multi-gangs) is often overlooked.  Past experiences or canned designs seem to be the driving factors behind selecting one of these alternatives. This is a decision that impacts both installation costs…

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