Refrigerated transportation trucks have limited space and a direct correlation to energy savings. Typical insulation in a reefer truck is 50mm of polyurethane which has an U-value of 0.144. Utilising the NanoPore 6mm VIP, could effectively double the truck’s insulation performance.
As fuel prices continue to escalate, the cost of cooling goods during shipping become greater. The cooling unit on a typical reefer trailer will consume approximately 9000 litres of diesel fuel annually.
Based on -20°C operation on an average annual cycle using 9000 litres of diesel per year,, the use of VIPs can reduce the cooling unit consumption to as low as 3500 litres , or annual savings of approximately £7000 (€7700) at today's diesel fuel prices, and saving 14 tons of Carbon Dioxide per year.