Klinge tank container
reefer units help preserve
qualities of rare brews
Mar 17, 2011 11:05 AM
Using environmentally friendly kegs, preserving keg quality, and maintaining flavor and aroma of beer have been a primary concern of beer distributors worldwide. A solution has been developed to address these concerns using Klinge Corporation’s tank container refrigeration units (Model TCR-109).
Tank container manufacturer UBH International, along with its customer, US-based B United International Inc, designed and built a system for transporting rare, artisanal brews such as Harviestoun Bitter & Twisted, Harviestoun Ola Dubh 18-year-old, De Dolle Brouwers, Thornbridge Hall Jaipur IPA, and JW Lees Moonraker, among many others.
With this new design, each tank container has been divided into four separate compartments in order to transport multiple brews in one shipment. One of Klinge's tank container refrigeration units is mounted to the tanker to cool the beer during transport. The total tank capacity is 14,000 liters.
“Through the use of our reliable MicroProcessor Controller, Klinge’s TCR-109 keeps the beer at a temperature range of +1° C (+32° F) to +3° C (+33° F) during transport,” said Jason Flynn, Klinge sales manager. “This range effectively places the brew in a deep sleep, preserving flavor and aroma.”
Klinge has designed a more compact version of its side-mounted tank container refrigeration unit (TCR-109) to allow for more cargo space. The weight has also been reduced by 133 kg (293 lb).
The TCR-109 heats and cools the tanks cargo by circulating brine or synthetic oil around external cooling coils in the tank. Cargo may be maintained at temperatures from –20º F (–29º C) to 84º F (29º C) and will function satisfactorily in ambient temperatures from –40º F (–40º C) and +122º F (+50º C).
The unit is designed so the mechanical section fits on the side of the container and the electrical control box is at the end of the container, where it is easily accessible.
Founded in 1984 as a spin-off of the Transport Refrigeration Equipment department of York International, Klinge has been producing refrigeration equipment at its manufacturing facilities and headquarters in York PA for 26 years.
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