Ruan Transportation Management Systems partnered with Boreas to use its Nitrogen Cooling System for refrigerated trailers over the summer, running regular routes from Austin to Dallas.
The Boreas trailer went on repeated routes from Austin to the Dallas metropolitan area, transporting grocery cargo set at 35 degrees Fahrenheit, with up to 4 stops per route. With outdoor temperatures reaching 96 degrees, the three-day demonstration maintained consistent temperature control within the entire trailer, according to the company.
“Ruan is always looking for the best available technology to serve our customers,” said Brad Gehring, Ruan director, asset management. “The Boreas Nitrogen Cooling System offers state-of-the-art technology that many industries could benefit from.”
The Boreas Nitrogen System is designed to emit zero pollutants during operation and is quiet. The system use nitrogen as the direct cooling source, allowing for performance benefits and cost savings. The system is plumbed to flow liquid nitrogen to spray nozzles in the cargo space of the trailer. Once the liquid nitrogen hits the warmer air of the trailer, it is turned into a cold gas.
The Boreas Nitrogen Cooling System was one of Heavy Duty Trucking magazine’s Top 20 Products of 2017.
“We have been working on this technology for quite some time and are excited to offer our system to the industry,” said Fred Norvell, managing member for Boreas. “Progressive customers such as Ruan will see our system exceeds their market needs and provides environmental sustainability, all while reducing costs.”