The Ecooltec TM182 chiller is an electrically-driven transport refrigeration unit using CO2 and the hydrocarbon refrigerant R1270 (propene) and does not require an integrated diesel engine.
The system is protected from leaks in the body with a patent-pending, fully hermetic refrigeration circuit. The system uses 90% less refrigerant than a conventional transport refrigeration system.
In the box body, the natural refrigerant CO2 is used for the cold distribution. Outside the body, the R1270 and CO2 circuits flow past each other, thermally connected via a plate heat exchanger.
Ecooltec Grosskopf says that the system is suitable for the most demanding applications with high loading volumes and extremely low cold room temperatures, as well as frequent door openings. It claims maximum temperature security and the shortest pull-down times under all conditions.
With a height of 250mm the TRU is designed for complete integration into the vehicle without any significant loss of loading volume.
The ECOOLTEC unit produces neither local pollutant nor CO2 emissions when in battery operation, and up to 98 percent fewer emissions via the alternator drive.
ECOOLTEC already uses future-proof natural refrigerants for all its electrically driven transport refrigeration machines.