Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Anti-Tamper Seals Protect Reefer Freight Shipping Containers from Refrigerant Contamination

Manufacturer Recommends Simple Solution to Serious Problem
Shipping News Feature

US – WORLDWIDE – The world of temperature controlled transport, whether it be via road or rail haulage or shipping ocean freight in a reefer container, always works with the spectre of illegal and unauthorised refrigerants being employed in the coolant systems and now Carrier Transicold, which supplies a complete line of equipment for refrigerated trucks, trailers and containers, has come up with an innovative anti-tamper system to eliminate the problem.

The new anti-tamper system is available as a Carrier Transicold-installed option for its new PrimeLINE®, ThinLINE® and EliteLINE® container refrigeration units and addresses industry concerns over risks associated with unit contamination by improper or counterfeit refrigerants by helping to prevent these being introduced into Carrier Transicold units. The system consists of three robust seals designed for one time use and use a cap and beaded cable tie. Once the seals are securely installed at three critical points on the refrigeration system – the suction, discharge and liquid line service ports – the ports cannot be accessed without breaking the seals.

Although the anti-tamper system is optional, Carrier Transicold recommends that customers specify it for new equipment purchases and Suresh Duraisamy, senior product manager, Global Container Refrigeration, Carrier Transicold points out that the presence of all three bright blue seals communicates an immediate message to service technicians that the original factory charge of proper, approved refrigerant has not been altered.