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Dearman’s cutting-edge technology shortlisted in TCS&D awards

tcsanddBirmingham, UK: The Dearman transport refrigeration system, the first in the world to be powered by a liquid nitrogen engine, has been shortlisted has been nominated in the ‘Innovation’ category at the TCS&D awards.

The engine has been recognised for the innovative nature of the technology, the positive effect it can have on the environment and its potential to have a major impact upon the industry.

The Dearman engine, which is powered by the rapid expansion of liquid nitrogen, delivers clean, highly efficient and cost-effective power and cooling. The system is currently on the road in a world first operational trial with Sainsbury’s, where it is delivering chilled and frozen food across London.

Typically, transport refrigeration units are powered by diesel. These small auxiliary engines are under-regulated and disproportionately polluting, emitting up to 29 times as much pollution as a modern truck engine.

The innovative Dearman powered transport refrigeration system is zero-emission, eliminating NOx and particulate matter from the cooling process entirely. It’s also powerful, offering rapid cool down and precise temperature control, enabling it to provide operational  performance as well as environmental benefits.

Dearman engine

The Dearman engine, which is powered by the rapid expansion of liquid nitrogen, delivers clean, highly efficient and cost-effective power and cooling. The system is currently on the road in a world first operational trial with Sainsbury’s, where it is delivering chilled and frozen food across London

Commenting, Toby Peters, chief executive, Dearman said: “The Dearman powered transport refrigeration system is truly innovative and has the potential to offer a step change in the refrigerated transport industry.  It’s therefore very gratifying, for everyone involved in the project, that it has been shortlisted for this highly respected award.”

“At a time when concerns about air quality have never been more acute and the impact of transport refrigeration on pollution is much more widely recognised, it’s essential that alternative clean-cold technologies emerge. I am confident that this new wave of innovation, which Dearman is proud to be part of, will enable operators to move away from polluting diesel, without having to compromise on performance or on cost.  We look forward to the judging and wish all the shortlisted companies the best of luck.”

The development and deployment of this ground-breaking technology has been made possible by Dearman’s partners: Hubbard Products; Dawsonrentals; Air Products and Solomon Commercial.

Hubbard has provided world leading expertise and operational support, contributing their own refrigeration technology and systems integration.

Dawsonrentals has provided use of a state-of-the-art refrigerated vehicle and has supported project coordination.

Air Products has contributed expertise in cryogenics while supplying the liquid nitrogen and refuelling infrastructure.

Solomon Commercial built the refrigerated body and helped to integrate the new technology into the truck.

The TCS&D Awards, which takes place on the 14th September at the National Motorcycle Museum, Birmingham, have been created to recognise companies and individuals who have really made a difference in the temperature controlled storage and distribution industry.

IMHX Business Survey: Brexit

Brexit-front-cover-imageBirmingham, UK: IMHX has published a business white paper reporting on its survey of implications for Brexit.

The White Paper is available as a free download.

IMHX expects over 400 exhibitors and over 20,000 visitors. The Exhibition explores the latest industry solutions and discuss how to increase efficiencies within supply chain operations. It is also an opportunity to network with industry colleagues and debate the industry’s hottest topics. IMHX 2016 takes place at the NEC, Birmingham from 13-16 September.

Spaciotempo exhibition first for IMHX

Birmingham, UK: This year’s IMHX show will be marked by an exhibition-first as temporary building specialist Spaciotempo installs its own temporary building as its stand, from which it will reveal its latest product developments for premier structures.

As part of its biggest and most interactive exhibition to date, Spaciotempo will install its own temporary structure to welcome visitors to IMHX at Birmingham NEC between September 13-16.

The business, which says is the only temporary building specialist to manufacture its own raw materials, is confident that by installing one of its lightweight and durable aluminium frame structures, visitors to the show will be able to experience for themselves the durability, safety, and high quality aesthetics that temporary structures can provide.

It will also demonstrate how quickly the company’s structures – that include temperature-controll storage buildings – can be installed and removed, with days to set the stand up.

The company is also using this year’s exhibition to unveil the latest new products to come out of its R&D department, which enable Spaciotempo to deliver a complete fit out service to businesses in need of urgent and affordable extra space. This can include racking, LED lighting, improved door and window fittings, and interior fixtures.

Scott Jameson, managing director at Spaciotempo, said that visitors to this year’s IMHX will be left in no doubt regarding the quality and durability of using temporary structures for warehousing, extension projects, distribution hubs, motor vehicle dealerships, retail refurbishments, and much more.

“We spend a lot of time telling visitors at exhibitions how suitable our temporary structures are for a range of different projects, and how quickly and conveniently they can be installed, extended, and removed,” he says.

“This year, we’ve decided to let our products do the talking for us, and will be inviting people to have a look around our temporary structure and learn about some of the new materials and products in our most recent range.  We’ve been planning to do something like this for a while and can think of no greater stage on which to showcase our quality structures than IMHX, our most important UK exhibition.”

IMHX brings together various parts of the supply chain to give delegates the perfect opportunity to meet suppliers face to face, discuss their challenges and find solutions. Spaciotempo will be exhibiting on stand 11N11, where it will also be handing out its new white paper, which explores the benefits of temporary solutions to the UK and Ireland at a time the two nations are experiencing a critical warehouse shortage.

Jameson says: “It’s no longer easy or affordable for warehouse managers to invest in permanent warehouse space following times of heavy demand or space shortages. Permanent solutions are often unscalable and require large capital investment, whereas our temporary solutions can be installed very quickly, with the durability to withstand years in operation, or provide a short term fix to a growing space problem. At a time when a lot of solutions available to the market are becoming difficult or expensive to source, we are preparing for an increase in the number of enquiries that we receive for our temporary structures.”

IMHX 2016 takes place at the NEC, Birmingham from 13th-16th September. 

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