THERMO KING SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS
A sustainable solution must do two things. It must deliver a measurable benefit to you. And it must do this in a way that minimises the environmental impact of your operation. Here are some ways our innovation-driven, sustainable solutions can benefit you.
MORE EFFICIENT, LOWER EMISSION DIESEL ENGINES
One of the quickest and most effective ways to reduce your business’s environmental footprint is to cut the amount of fuel your transport temperature control units consume. It’s also good news for your bottom line. The engines we use for our conventional diesel-powered refrigeration units not only save you money by running more efficiently – they also reduce exhaust emissions, CO2emissions, and noise.
FULL ELECTRIC TEMPERATURE CONTROL TRANSPORT
And we’re not stopping there. Over the last few years we have also invested heavily in developing alternatives to diesel power. These include electric alternators driven by the vehicle’s engine. Benefits include:
- Achievable fuel savings of 5,000 litres per year
- A substantial reduction in noise levels
- Permission to enter noise-sensitive urban areas.
On smaller vehicles, we can provide a compact, all-electric, battery-driven solution requiring no vehicle modifications. This gives you:
- Fast, simple installation
- Class-leading performance
- Simple but effective technology
- Silent operation.
HYBRID TRAILER REFRIGERATION
Our hybrid refrigeration solution combines Thermo King and Frigoblock technology to create a ULEZ-ready vehicle. It’s ideal for low and ultra-low emission zones (LEZ and ULEZ), as well as cities that are moving to fully ban diesel engines. During long distance trips, the refrigeration unit runs on diesel. On short, local trips in a city centre, the unit switches to electric power. And thanks to geo-fencing, this happens automatically, with no driver action needed.
CRYOGENIC REFRIGERATION TECHNOLOGY
CryoTech refrigeration units are another sustainable transport temperature control solution we offer. Our proven range of cryogenic refrigeration units use liquid carbon dioxide (R-744) to power a high-performance system that is ideally suited to urban distribution. Even better, this liquid CO2 is recycled from industrial processes. Our CryoTech refrigeration solutions deliver:
- A longer fresh-product shelf-life
- 24/7 urban access
- Greater vehicle utilisation
- Exceptionally low noise operation, PIEK certified
- Zero additional global warming.
How does the system work?
R-452A: AN ALTERNATIVE TO HFC REFRIGERANTS
With HFC refrigerants being phased out, we can future-proof your operation by offering R-452A across our product ranges. This alternative to R-404A delivers:
- A 45% lower environmental impact
- Early compliance with upcoming 2020 F-GAS regulations
- Lower operating costs
- Easy conversion: no need to change components.
R-452A is standard on all vans, trucks and trailer refrigeration units from Thermo King.
Take a look at the R-452A animation