The Dearman Hubbard zero emission transport refrigeration unit (TRU) (earlier post) has gone one step further with a nosemount option now also available, the dominant model in the US market.
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. The nosemount option allows a slimmer fit of the engine and closer integration with the refrigeration system.
Like the undermount TRU, Dearman Hubbard nosemount TRU enables trailers to be configured as single or dual-temperature. The zero emission system runs quietly, and has the potential to meet the PIEK noise standard—operating at less than 60 dB(A).
The enhanced range will be available to fleet operators in both Europe and North America, both regions being where the company has appointed Vice-Presidents to lead its strong sales operations.
The liquid nitrogen TRU eliminates all nitrogen oxide and particulate matter emissions, and has so far been taken up by Sainsbury’s, Unilever and Marks & Spencer.
Dearman’s announcement comes in a climate where diesel fleet operators are looking to switch to cleaner alternatives, as governments looks to tackle air pollution and improve public health.