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 & operations, and requires some consideration. Read more
Distribution is often referred to as the “Achilles heel” of the cold chain operation and has a major impact on society. According to a study (pdf) released by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in 2011, approximately 1.3bn tonnes (or one-third of the world’sfood produced for human consumption) is lost or wasted globally due to inefficiencies in the cold chain. Inconsistent and improper refrigeration through the use of reefer containers is a large contributor to this waste
Power Pool Plus has been providing power generation solutions for the refrigerated transportation industry for over 20 years. Over that time we have taken great pride in building products that provide years of service in some of the harshest and most demanding environments. Our products can be found providing critical generator power to refrigerated containers around the globe, such as the fast paced, rough and tumble world of shipping ports, the hot and humid growing fields of South and Central America, and on the decks of ships and barges traversing the seas in any type of weather.
Traditionally, Rubber Tire Gantries (RTGs) have been operated by diesel fuel. However, with the rising cost of fuel there has been a shift toward running RTGs on electrical power. In addition to reduced emissions, utilizing Electrified Rubber Tire Gantries can reduce fuel consumption by as much as 95% according to a recent article published by World Cargo News. Many ports that have implemented ERTGs are seeing a decrease in maintenance expenditures around 30% less than those that are fuel operated. Additional savings have also been reported on operating costs and communication/monitoring data systems. A shift toward this proven and reliable electrical system has been seen more and more in new ports across the world.
One thing many of us have in common is the tendency to procrastinate – like avoiding trips to the dentist. As we all know, not routinely taking care of those chompers will more than likely result in added cost and agony later down the road, but we still might choose to skip the appointment. Neglecting to routinely maintain electrical equipment, such as reefer outlets, can also result is the same negative consequences – added cost and severe pain.