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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Effect Of Different Accessories On Airflow Pattern Inside Refrigerated Semi-trailers Transporting Fresh Produce
Author: Hui K.P.C.
Vigneault C.
de Castro L.R.
Vijaya Raghavan G.S.
Abstract: This study attempted to determine the effect of different accessories on air distribution in refrigerated semi-trailers transporting fresh horticulture produce. Air temperature data were gathered from mixed loads; including fiuits, vegetables, cut flowers, and nuts, transported in 20 trailers equipped either with frame or solid bulkheads, and flat or duct floors. Some trailers were also equipped with an air-delivery duct to improve air circulation at the rear and sides of the load. However, the airflow patterns varied so greatly for trailers with similar conditions that no conclusive statement could be made about which set of accessories could better improve air distribution. Further research is necessary to determine the best accessories to be used to enhance air circulation during transport of fresh produce. However, one important conclusion could be drawn from this research project; the variability of air distribution is extremely high and there is not existing standard commercial procedure to correct this situation.
Rights: aberto
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Date Issue: 2008
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