How does a Refrigerated Utes or Truck Work?

You may have seen many types of Refrigerated Utes, Vans or Trucks on our busy Australian roads. But have you ever considered how absolutely vital it is for the food to be delivered at its optimal temperature?

There are many types of Refrigerated Trucks, Utes & Vans available, and their main purpose is to ensure the food is delivered unspoilt. To achieve this, it’s important for the compressor within the Refrigerated Truck or Van to run correctly.

Selecting the Right Refrigerated Vehicle for Your Business

Choosing the right vehicle for your business is a decision that can impact how efficiently your operations run and the quality of your food items. When deciding on a refrigerated ute, van or truck it’s important to consider the payload capacity to ensure it aligns with your delivery volume requirements. Another key aspect to think about is the type of goods you’ll be transporting; different products may need different temperature settings so having a versatile and reliable refrigeration system in the vehicle is essential. Also take into account the dimensions of the space to accommodate your products size and shape adequately preventing any damage during transit.

The quality of insulation in the vehicle is also vital since strong insulation materials like ours will help maintain temperatures and comply with Australian Safe Food Standards. It’s also crucial to evaluate the vehicles fuel efficiency and access to service and maintenance facilities to keep your vehicle operating smoothly. Customisation features like thermal breaks on doors and reinforced linings can offer protection and efficiency tailored to your business requirements. By considering these factors you can choose a vehicle that will reliably support your business needs while preserving the freshness and quality of your food during transportation.

How Does The Compressor Work In Refrigerated Utes And Trucks?

The compressor functions by drawing in gaseous refrigerant and then compressing it. The pressure inside the compressor liquefies the gas, and the liquid refrigerant gives off heat to the body of the compressor and the surrounding air. Then, the refrigerant that has now released most of its heat to the condenser has now turned into a cool liquid.

It is then up to the insulated panels of the Refrigerated Truck to be watertight and ensure no cool air can escape. As a result, cool room panels are made from the very best heavy-duty frames and insulation materials. These materials can withstand temperatures within the cabin of up to -20 degrees. The Refrigerated Truck and Vans are built for chilling, freezing or split-temperature transport to ensure perishable goods stay fresh at the time of delivery.

The refrigeration process within these trucks relies on the principles of thermodynamics. By using a refrigerant, the system extracts heat from the truck and expels it to the surrounding environment. This ensures the truck maintains the desired temperature at all times. This cooling mechanism and low temperature is vital for perishable goods which must remain fresh during transportation to preserve their quality and extend their shelf life.

Which Types of Refrigerated Vehicles Are Available?

These refrigerated trucks come in a variety of applications, such as:

Quality refrigerated Trucks & Vans come in a variety of sizes to cater for small to large payloads, from 2-Pallet applications through to 10-Pallet Freezer Body applications.

Refrigerated Trucks can also be custom built to suit any type of business application, which may include the following features:

  • Thermal breaks on all doors
  • Fibre glass and polyurethane foam panel with internal ribbing
  • Steel sub-frame
  • LED Interior lights including internal switch
  • Stainless steel hardware
  • Stainless steel rear door frame
  • Emergency exit door opening (rear door only)
  • Rear door gutters
  • Company Branding on outer door panels

Which Type of Refrigerated Vehicle Is Best?

The best types of Refrigerated Trucks and Vans are those that ultimately deliver the perishable food unspoilt. Consistency is key in this industry, and it is achieved by using High Grade Insulation materials. Refrigerated Trucks & Vans which are manufactured to comply with Australian Safe Food Standards always beat inferior alternatives. With high-quality reinforced linings, protective door lips and skirting to ensure that your cargo stays safe and cool all the time, these Refrigerated Truck Body ensure your produce remains fresh every time.

If you are looking for a Refrigerated Truck or Refrigerated Van Upgrade and would like to learn more on the types of Refrigerated Truck options available, then please don’t hesitate to contact the friendly team at Refrigerated Truck Bodies for the best Refrigerated Truck Advice on (02) 9729 0567. Building Custom Refrigerated Truck Bodies with delivery Australia Wide to keep you on the road for longer.