Thermal study of a transport container

Rodriguez Bermejo, Jose and Barreiro Elorza, Pilar and Robla Villalba, José Ignacio and Ruiz García, Luis (2007). Thermal study of a transport container. "Journal of Food Engineering", v. 80 (n. 2); pp. 517-527. ISSN 0260-8774.


Title: Thermal study of a transport container
  • Rodriguez Bermejo, Jose
  • Barreiro Elorza, Pilar
  • Robla Villalba, José Ignacio
  • Ruiz García, Luis
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Journal of Food Engineering
Date: May 2007
ISSN: 0260-8774
Volume: 80
Freetext Keywords: Container; Sensor; Cooler performance modes; Defrosting; Airflow; Temperature distributions; Modelling; Refrigerated transport.
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Agrónomos (UPM) [antigua denominación]
Department: Ingeniería Rural [hasta 2014]
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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A thermal study of a container for international transport has been carried out in order to determine the temperature distributions. Several experimental conditions such as cooling modes, the onset of defrosting, the existence of cargo inside the container and two varying set points have been evaluated. It was observed that the difference between the temperature inside the container and the set point raised up to 30% of ambient temperature. Moreover, it was observed that the modulated cooling allowed to obtain a more homogeneous refrigeration. However, temperature differences up to 8 °C were observed under on–off control cooling.

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Item ID: 5025
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DOI: 10.1016/j.jfoodeng.2006.06.010
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Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 19 Nov 2010 08:47
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2016 14:00
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