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How Refrigerated Trailers Work

Owning a business can be confusing when having to work out logistics. Getting your product into customer’s hands can be complicated, especially if your product must be maintained at a certain temperature. Refrigerated trailers are the answer to this logistic nightmare. But, how do they work?

Refrigerated trailers are designed to remove heat and maintain a steady temperature. The device that does this is called a reefer and is attached to the front of the trailer. This process is made possible by three components of the reefer: compressor, condenser, and evaporator.

The compressor is driven by a small engine that draws in a refrigerant in gas form. It then compresses this gas. The pressure turns the gas into liquid which gives off heat to the compressor and the surrounding air.

The condenser receives the warm liquid from the compressor. The heat from the liquid is cooled by the fins of the condenser. The liquid travels through the tubing of the condenser and then to the attached fins. The fins provide surface area to cool air that is being drawn in through the condenser fan.

After the liquid has given off its heat by passing through the condenser, it goes to the evaporator. The refrigerant is released into the evaporator through a valve that controls how much coolant is desired. In the evaporator, the refrigerant expands and becomes a gas again. This process absorbs the heat from the surrounding coils. This takes away heat from the trailer and is how the trailer cools. This process is repeated until the trailer reaches the desired temperature and then it continues to work to maintain it.

You may need a refrigerated trailer to haul produce during summer months, to keep frozen products fresh, or any number of other reasons. No matter if you are an ice cream maker in Florida trying to get your product to California, or a dairy farmer in California trying to get your product to Florida. Refrigerated trailers can help move your product to where it needs to be. And lucky for you, Triangle J has plenty of these trailers to make your haul easy. Contact us today to find out more.

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