The Dearman Hubbard zero-emission transport refrigeration unit (TRU) has gone one step further with a nosemount option now available, the dominant model in the US market.
Until now, the Dearman liquid nitrogen-powered engine has been fitted underneath a trailer on one side with the liquid nitrogen tank fitted on the other. The nosemount option allows a slimmer fit of the engine and closer integration with the refrigeration system.
Like the undermount TRU, the Dearman Hubbard nosemount TRU enables trailers to be configured as single- or dual-temperature. The zero-emission system runs quietly and has the potential to meet the PIEK noise standard—operating at less than 60 decibels.
This enhanced line will be available to fleet operators in both Europe and North America.
The groundbreaking liquid nitrogen TRU eliminates all nitrogen oxide and particulate matter emissions, and has so far been taken up by companies including Sainsbury’s, Unilever and Marks & Spencer.
Dearman’s announcement comes in a climate where diesel fleet operators are looking to switch to cleaner alternatives, as governments looks to tackle air pollution and improve public health.
David Rivington, Dearman’s director of special projects, said, “Customers in North America demanded a nosemount and we have delivered. This rapid innovation is an exciting next step for Dearman as we accelerate our sales activity beyond Europe. Now we have enabled even more fleet operators to run their logistics the same way they used to, but with their customers and surrounding communities benefiting from the clean cold power the Dearman Engine was designed to deliver.”
For further information, email Dearman’s Mo Saqib at [email protected].