Until concerns about depletion of the ozone layer arose in the 1980s, the most widely used refrigerants were R-12 and R-22but Klinge was one of the first transport refrigeration manufacturers to produce equipment that used the more environmentally-friendly refrigerants R-134a and R-404a and its use of alternative refrigerants has helped to phase out ozone-depleting refrigerants.
Klinge’s explosion-proof refrigerated containers (reefers) ensure that hazardous materials are kept safe in potentially explosive environments and they are designed for safe operation in Hazardous Zone 2 areas: a unit for operation in Hazardous Zone 1 areas is expected to be released in the summer of 2012.
Klinge’s dual reefer system has numerous built-in fail-safes to ensure hazardous materials are kept safe during storage and transport. The dual refrigerated container has two full capacity reefer units, automatic switch-over in case of an emergency, back-up power supply, and temperature monitoring.
Freezing seafood reducse carbon footprint
As a single yellowfin tuna can be valued at tens of thousands of dollars, some companies opt for shipping fresh seafood by air for fear that freezing the seafood would reduce quality. Klinge’s ultra-low temperature freezer equipment allows companies to reliably store and transport valuable seafood by ocean freight. Companies can reduce carbon emissions by choosing to transport frozen seafood by ocean freight using Klinge Corp freezer equipment instead of air freight.
Current efforts on improving air quality originate from the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Air Act of 1970, which was passed a few months after the first Earth Day. The Act regulates air emissions from stationary and mobile sources. In the 1990s, the EPA began an aggressive, long-term effort to reduce emissions from industrial equipment, such as diesel-powered generator sets.
Klinge Corporation supports the efforts of the EPA and uses EPA-Approved Tier 4 diesel-powered generator sets. The Tier 4 regulation requires diesel engine exhaust emissions that are significantly lower than previous Tiers.
Microprocessor Control (MPC)
Klinge’s MPC has a microprocessor as the central controlling devicein which the “on-demand” defrost system optimises power usage for defrost and the time available for refrigeration. This eliminates the use of air switches or plain hour interval timing between defrosting. The MPC controller provides reliable temperature control with an accuracy of ±0.4°F (±0.25°C) in extreme environments and this level of precision lowers energy consumption.