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How To Maintain Deep Frozen Shipments For Large Volumes Of Product

Source: Envirotainer

During 2013, Envirotainer noted a significant increase in enquiries for shipments in the controlled deep frozen range. Examples include shipments with a lower limit on the temperature range, such as -10°C to -25°C, -15°C to -25°C, and -5°C to -30°C. Identified by Cathay Pacific and Envirotainer specialists, there are currently no solutions available for shipping large volumes of products that has to be maintained in these ranges. Envirotainer Cold Chain Specialists developed a special set-up using the RKN t2 container that proves to maintain the product load within the range -10°C to -25°C.

Cathay Pacific set out to conduct a series of live tests to demonstrate that the same can be done in an actual shipment environment, this time narrowing down the temperature range to -10 °C to -20 °C. After some fine tuning, Cathay Pacific was able to maintain a temperature from Hong Kong (HKG) to Los Angeles (LAX) via Anchorage (ANC), and back again. Envirotainer and Cathay Pacific were both pleased with the test results, verifying that the temperature range can be maintained in "the real world" using this specific set-up.

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