Refrigerated vans are designed to transport perishable goods and food products, such as meat, fish, dairy and fruit and vegetables. They can be used to transport goods from the farm or factory directly to retailers, or they can be used in delivery services.
There are two main types of refrigerated van:
Passenger vans – these are designed to carry people rather than goods. They have seats for passengers and often have windows too. They can also be used for other purposes, such as for food deliveries.
Light commercial vehicles – these are larger than passenger vans and are used to transport goods around cities or rural areas. These vans may be open-top or fully enclosed with walls and a roof. They can be fitted with shelves so that they can carry more goods at once.
Refrigerated vans are used to transport perishable goods from one place to another. They are also called as refrigerated trucks or truck trailers. Refrigerated vans have different types, you can find different types here:
Refrigerated Van Types
1.Vans with self-contained refrigeration system: In this type of van, the refrigeration system is built within the van itself. The self-contained vans come with two types of cooling systems; they are:
Mechanical compressor based cooling system: These vans use a mechanical compressor to cool down the van’s interior. The compressor is connected directly to the engine and it uses either R134a or R12 refrigerant gas to cool down the van’s interior temperature.
Electric compressor based cooling system: These vans use an electric compressor to cool down their interiors by using Freon gas (R12) as a refrigerant gas for this purpose.
2.Vans with semi-integrated refrigeration system: These vans have both parts of their refrigeration systems integrated into one piece, but not fully integrated like in self-contained vans; for example, some semi-integrated vans may have their compressors separately installed outside the body of their vehicles while others may have them installed inside their bodies.
These come in two main forms: vertical and horizontal. The vertical ones can be driven like normal trucks, but have a fridge in the back instead of an engine compartment. They tend to be larger than other types of refrigerated van as well as being more expensive due to their size and design features such as air conditioning systems which are built into them from new rather than added later on by owners who want additional comfort while driving long distances over long periods of time. Horizontal units usually take up less space than vertical ones.