Klinge lands contract to store polar ice cores

Klinge lands contract to store polar ice cores

Klinge Corporation, a specialist manufacturer of transport and storage refrigeration equipment, has won a new contract to store polar ice cores.

The York PA-based company will provide a 40-foot ISO refrigerated container system to Oregon State University. Klinge will deliver a primary and back-up, nose-mounted-style refrigeration unit Model NMR-262 and generator set Model NMG-115.

The 40-foot refrigerated container system will be used for the storage of ice core samples, which contain an abundance of climate information that can extend back hundreds of thousands of years. Such cargo requires numerous fail-safes to ensure the required cooling.

The Nose Mount Refrigeration Unit (NMR) Model 262 dual refrigeration unit is designed for extremely temperature-sensitive and valuable cargo, offering primary and back-up temperature control systems to ensure complete and independent protection. The Nose Mount Generator Set (NMG) Model 115 provides an integral generator set for emergency power or when land power is not available.

Klinge’s line of redundant container systems offers primary and back-up refrigeration units so that failure of one system would automatically start the other system.

The Klinge refrigerated containers will maintain cargo temperature of –25º C and will be operable in all weather conditions with an ambient temperature range of –25º C to +50º C.

As required by the customer, temperature monitoring and recording systems will provide a record of temperature over time, and current temperature readout. Additionally, user-adjustable high-temperature alarms (with audible alarm) will be capable of sending an electronic power failure alarm signal to the university's alarm system.

Founded in 1984 as a spin-off of the Transport Refrigeration Equipment department of York International, Klinge has been producing refrigeration units at its manufacturing facilities and headquarters in York (with sales offices and workshops in Denmark and Egypt) for more than 25 years.

For more information, call Jason Flynn at 717-840-4500 or e-mail [email protected]

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