Energy optimization of refrigerating containers

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GRØN DYST 2014 Technical University of Denmark

Energy optimization of refrigerating containers
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Author:A. Aabo (DTU Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark)
A. Nørballe (DTU Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark)
L. Fisker (DTU Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark)
Date: 2014-06-27     Track: Main     Session: 1

Refrigerated (reefer) containers are used for transportation and temporary storage of food and other temperature sensitive products. During the period of Roskilde Festival more than 100 food stalls prepare and serve food for hungry festival participants. To secure the hygienic standards most of the food stalls utilize refrigerated containers as large refrigerators. These containers consume large amounts of precious energy. This project aims at optimizing the energy consumption of these containers, hereby making them more environmentally friendly and sustainable. An experimental study will be conducted in collaboration with Roskilde Festival.