CoolKit patents air flow system

Burnley, UK: CoolKit has patented its Thermal Lining System for fridge and freezer van conversions.

Rupert Gatty, chief executive, CoolKit, said: “The invention came about when we were approached by a leading pharmaceutical wholesaler to develop a solution which would ensure the even distribution of hot and cold air throughout the complete load area of their fleet of vans.

“Traditional solutions rely on us fitting an evaporator to the ceiling of the van’s interior from which fans blow out hot or cold air as required.

“This reduces the usable height of the interior and also proves to be a risk hazard for injuries to the head.

“It is vital that pharmaceutical products retain the required temperature throughout their journey from A to B and our research and development team wasted no time in developing a workable solution for our customer.”

Unlike the established, bulky, evaporating system, CoolKit’s Thermal Lining System is much more discreet, he said. Ducts incorporated into the insulated floor and ceiling run along the entire length of the van load space, while numerous vents running along their length send streams of hot air through the floor, and cold air through the ceiling.

Unlike most evaporating systems, CoolKit’s Thermal Lining System has ducts incorporated into the insulated floor and ceiling along the length of the van load space, with vents that send hot air through the floor and cold air through the ceiling

Given the propensity for hot air to rise and cold air to fall, the temperature remains uniform around the whole interior. Rupert said: “We have successfully been using this solution with customers for some years now and we’re thrilled to finally get our long awaited patent.

“Not only does it confirm our status as a leader in innovative solutions within the industry, it reaffirms our expert position with our customer base, who rely on us to provide the safe and compliant solutions they need.

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