What Are Mobile Refrigeration Units?

Mobile Refrigeration units

Mobile refrigeration units are smaller and more portable refrigeration than the typical over the road 48′ and 53′ reefer trailers.

They serve the same industries as the larger reefer trailers but are more compact and fit in any parking spot or tight area.

This opens up many more possibilities for caterers, florist, farmers, and franchises that need to store, deliver or distribute refrigerated or frozen goods.

This is a better solution for many businesses instead of investing in a brand new $100,000 plus refrigerated truck. 

These small refrigerated trailers and freezer trailers are more cost effective and can save up to 70% on insurance cost over a truck.

Cooler Trailers can freeze or cool with just 115-volts and any household 15 amp electrical outlet, making it convenient and cost effective for your business. Our standard sizes are 4×8, 6×8, 7×12, 7×16 and will freeze or cool.

How Does A Mobile Fridge Work?

Cooler Trailers has simplified the process of making a mobile fridge work. Here is the simple 4 step process:

  • Plug In– Find any 115-volt outlet and use the cord provided to plug into any 15 amp 3- pronged outlet.
  • Turn on– Turn the refrigeration unit on by the green button
  • Set The Temp Desired– Adjust the temperature controller to desired temperature for your product, frozen or refrigerated.
  • Walk Away– It really is that simple!

Insulation: To maintain efficiency and reduce the energy required to keep the interior cool, mobile fridges are heavily insulated. This insulation helps to keep the cold air inside and the warm air outside, minimizing temperature fluctuations during transport.

How Do Transport Refrigeration Units Work?

Here’s How A Transport Refrigeration Unit Works:

  1. Compressor: The heart of the refrigeration system, the compressor compresses the refrigerant gas, raising its pressure and temperature. This high-pressure, hot gas then flows to the condenser.
  2. Condenser: Located outside the refrigeration compartment, the condenser dissipates heat from the compressed gas to the outside air, causing the gas to cool and condense into a liquid.
  3. Expansion Valve: The liquid refrigerant then passes through an expansion valve, where its pressure is reduced. This sudden reduction in pressure causes the liquid to evaporate partially, cooling it significantly.
  4. Evaporator: The cool, low-pressure refrigerant liquid enters the evaporator, where it absorbs heat from the inside of the refrigerator, cooling the space. As it absorbs heat, the refrigerant evaporates into a gas once again.
  5. Refrigerant: A fluid with properties that allow it to change states from liquid to gas and back again at convenient temperatures. It is the medium that carries heat out of the fridge interior.

Industries Served:

Cooler Trailers focus on providing versatile, safe, compliant, and efficient refrigerated transport options that address the specific needs of different market segments. Our solutions range from small, rugged trailers for individual use to larger, commercial-grade trailers for businesses, all designed with safety, reliability, and performance in mind.

Tom McBride

I am the owner and founder of Cooler Trailers. I have been building small refrigerated trailers and freezer trailers since 1997. When I started in 1997 there was no one to look to for info or help. We were the niche. Today the landscape has changed but I am proud to be the pioneer that got this niche started. Our customers from Fortune 500 Companies to some of the fastest growing start-ups, allow us an opportunity to build refrigerated trailers and freezer trailers with superior design that get them superior results!
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