Dearman has expanded its Hubbard zero emission transport refrigeration unit (TRU) with a nosemount option that allows a slimmer fit of the engine and closer integration with the refrigeration system.
Until now, the Dearman liquid nitrogen powered engine has been fitted underneath a trailer on one side with the liquid nitrogen tank fitted on the other. Much like an undermount TRU, the nosemount TRU enables trailers to be configured as single or dual-temperature. According to Dearman, the zero emission system runs quietly and has the potential to operate at less than 60 dB(A).
The enhanced range will be available to fleet operators in both Europe and North America, where the groundbreaking liquid nitrogen TRU has eliminated all nitrogen oxide and particulate matter emissions and has so far been taken up by the likes of Sainsbury’s, Unilever and Marks & Spencer.
“Customers in North America demanded a nosemount and we have delivered,” says David Rivington, Dearman’s director of special projects. “This rapid innovation is an exciting next step for Dearman as we accelerate our sales activity beyond Europe. Now we have enabled even more fleet operators to run their logistics the same way they used to, but with their customers and surrounding communities benefiting from the clean cold power the Dearman Engine was designed to deliver.