Modelling and development of sustainable Refrigerated road transport systems
Francis, C, Davies, G, Evans, J, Maughan, P, Sherwood, J and Maidment, GG (2015). Modelling and development of sustainable Refrigerated road transport systems. Refrigeration Science and Technology.
|Authors||Francis, C, Davies, G, Evans, J, Maughan, P, Sherwood, J and Maidment, GG|
Refrigerated road transport (RRT) vehicles are large users of energy, and reportedly have relatively high leakage of hydrofluorocarbon refrigerant gases, both of which contribute to global warming. The experience obtained from widespread research in leak reduction in stationary refrigeration systems can be instructive in combatting leakage in RRT systems, which has received less focus to date. This paper will take an integrated approach to develop and describe a preliminary model for sustainable RRT systems. It will first review lessons learned about refrigerant leakage in stationary systems in an effort to identify problematic/leak prone components common to transport refrigeration systems. This will then be followed by a survey of recent studies conducted in modelling transport refrigeration systems to advance energy efficiency. Initial results from the model illustrate the need to improve the efficiency of the refrigeration system, together with preventative maintenance of the box structure and refrigeration system as a whole.
|Journal||Refrigeration Science and Technology|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||doi:10.18462/iir.icr.2015.0324|
|01 Jan 2015|
|Publication process dates|
|Deposited||18 Jul 2017|
|Accepted||01 Dec 2014|
|Accepted author manuscript|
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