Best Loading Practices

Before Loading

CLEAN THE EQUIPMENT

Especially the inner side: walls, roof and floor.
PRE-COOL THE BODY
Heat ingresses the trailer body through products, open doors and trailer floor, sides and roof.
When not in use try to park in the shade.
CHECK THE CONDITION OF STRIP CURTAINS
To limit the flow of cold air to the outside, they have to be:
- not too old,
- with a proper length down to the floor.

Before Loading

During Loading

RESPECT CORRECT TEMPERATURE
Product should always be loaded at the correct temperature and from a refrigerated loading bay.
RESPECT AIRFLOW
Do not obstruct the evaporator with the loaded goods.
Make sure that air circulation is not impeded.
Beware of orientation of pallets that should allow airflow to the rear of the body, through and under the load.
Do not load up to the ceiling that will cause short cycling.
SEPARATE GOODS
Do not mix refrigerated and dry goods in the same compartment.
The second compartment cannot be cooled by a fan from the first compartment for hygiene reason.

Loading 

After Loading

SHUT DOWN UNIT WHEN OPENING DOORS
Cold air is heavier than hot air. Opening doors with no curtains leads warmer air to replace cooler air.
Operating unit when doors are opened may result in frost and increase energy consumption.

After Loading 

The right setting for transport temperature

During loading, check the internal temperature of the goods to be transported.
The below information is an extract from ATP Handbook 2011. It is given for reference purposes only, and may be overridden on the transporter or the consignee’s advice. More detailed information may be obtained from your Carrier Transicold distributor.

Loading temperatures