Reefer-Fresh – AiroFresh® trial project

February 1 , 2017

Subject: AiroFresh® “carrier” shipping container in the trial of fruit, vegetable and ornamental preservation with the help of AiroFresh® technology.

It is a photocatalytic unit based on unique processes and not a corona discharge ozone generator as currently is popular. The AiroFresh® air flow cleansing rates are superior and safe relying on reactions within the confines of the unit.

Planning:

  • specially designed an AiroFresh® unit for the purposes of installing in “Carrier” refrigerated containers.
  • To provide appropriate electrical assistance in product design and fitment.

AiroFresh® is an Australian patented new technology. This unit is made to constantly clean the internal enclosed atmosphere. For three years we have installed AiroFresh® in many cold storages in South Australia, Victoria, Western Australia.
Our units easily cater for controlled land-based storages for more than 60 days. Allow for the transport of mixed fruit and vegetables without cross-contamination with an extension of standard shelf life.

AiroFresh®

  • Removes fungus, mould, ethylene and other contaminants.
  • Not an ozone corona discharge unit.
  • No need for ventilation during the voyage
  • Very cost effective to operate and maintain.
  • Two units installed in each container for redundancy in case of a failure
  • Very little power draw each unit is 1 amp
  • Light, portable, robust 1.2mm 304 stainless steel construction
  • Requires annual service of lamps and coatings.

Fitment

  • Each unit is engineered to fit in the side panels, either side of the carrier air conditioning unit. No intrusion into the storage space.
  • Professional fitting of the units.
  • Units secured by one bolt top and bottom of each unit (4 bolt holes) that will be fitted with stainless steel bolt fillers are the end of the trial.
  • A power take-off will be taken from the main switchboard designed by the electrician and our engineer.

We believe this is a high volume unit opportunity to enable more cost and quality to produce efficient transport in the reefer industry.

Editor RVE