The XtendFRESH atmosphere control system, which preserves quality and extends shipping distances for perishables shipped in refrigerated containers, is now available from Carrier Transicold.
In concert with the commercial release of the XtendFRESH system, the company produced a video demonstrating its operation and benefits.
XtendFRESH uses a patented, self-regenerating activated-carbon scrubber assembly to actively control oxygen (O2) and carbon dioxide (CO2) and remove ethylene, a hormone given off by ripening produce that will accelerate ripening if left unchecked. As O2 is consumed by ripening produce, automated, on-demand fresh-air ventilation helps maintain the optimum O2 level for the specific cargo inside. No other product integral to the container actively manages CO2 and O2 and removes ethylene.
The process is demonstrated in Carrier Transicold’s new XtendFRESH video, which is viewable on Carrier Transicold’s website at www.carrier.com/XtendFRESH and also is available with French, Portuguese, Spanish, and simplified Chinese subtitles.
With XtendFRESH, O2 and CO2 levels can be independently set to provide ideal results for a given commodity. The system’s ability to remove ethylene, while precisely managing O2 and CO2, is key to its performance.
By helping prevent premature ripening, XtendFRESH aids in maintaining optimum quality of delivered produce and reducing spoilage. The system is designed to be more affordable than Carrier’s prior atmosphere control systems and relatively easy to install on existing equipment.
XtendFRESH can satisfy atmosphere-control needs for the majority of perishable items shipped, including bananas, avocados, mangos, pineapples, cantaloupe, kiwifruit, peaches, plums, apples, and pears.
With the commercial release of XtendFRESH, the system is now available for retrofit on existing equipment, or as an option with new equipment purchases. A special XtendFRESH provision is also available for new units, making it easier to upgrade them with the system later.
Access www.carrier.com/container for more information about XtendFRESH.
Carrier Transicold is a part of UTC Building & Industrial Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp. For more information, go to www.transicold.carrier.com.