Types Of Refrigerated Van Conversions
Finding refrigerated vans for sale that is right for your business purposes is one important task that must not be taken for granted. But because of the reason that there are overwhelming number of choices available, deciding which to buy can be quite a daunting matter. By reading this article, it is possible to avoid making expensive mistake by means of outlining several things that must be considered before buying one.
In this content, I will try to explain the different kinds of vans available on the market. In keeping the interior cool, the method that the refrigerated vans use is where their differences lies. As a matter of fact, there are 4 main types of refrigeration being used, which are called as conversion types due to the types of materials used in converting regular van into refrigerated vans. The type that you need is going to depend on how cool you want to keep your products and to how long they have to be stored in the van.
Insulation-only van – this type of van uses insulation with the cargo area lined with 50 millimeter thick insulation. For the insulation, it might vary as it could either be made from polystyrene blend or Styrofoam. Between the two, the better and most preferred as well is the Styrofoam. This can possibly be the best for your needs depending on what business you have but due to the reason that there’s an actual refrigerator inside, it isn’t suitable when you want to transport chilled goods.
Chiller conversion van – in this kind of refrigerated van, it both has a chill refrigerator and lined with a layer of 50 mm insulation. And if you like to keep your products chilled but isn’t frozen or above 0?C, then this van will work perfectly. You may expect spending around 4000 to 8000 dollars if you own a van already and want to convert it into this type of van.
Semi-freezer conversion van – another known step for van conversion is the semi-freezer van. In this particular van, it is thicker actually, it has 75 mm thick insulation and the refrigeration come with either hot gas defrost or reverse cycle defrost. Semi freezer vans are capable of keeping products for as low as -10 degree Celsius to -15 degrees Celsius.
Full-freezer conversion van – this has a strong resemblance to semi-freezer vans as it also has 75 mm thick insulation but, it features reinforced rear and side doors and the refrigeration system with hot gas defrost or reverse cycle. In this conversion, it will enable you to keep your products stored at temperatures that are as low as -20?C.
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