The cabins of long-haul trucks are usually equipped with air-conditioning. The air-conditioning is powered by the vehicle’s engine, so if the engine is not switched on then neither is the air-conditioning. Does this mean that a driver has to spend his breaks in a scorching hot cabin? Does he have to spend more on fuel just to keep cool? Or sleep in a noisy cabin with the engine switched on (which not only contravenes regulations, but also makes it difficult for him -and his fellow-drivers- to sleep well)?
Recair is the answer
Recair has the solution: a cabin cooling unit that is smaller, lighter and more effective than the traditional cooling units available. The Recair core is integrated into a compact heat-exchanger unit placed on the roof of the cabin or behind the cabin. Since this unit does not use a compressor, it is half the weight of traditional cooling units. And above all, they are silent, reliable, and easy to maintain and operate. The lack of a compressor also means that the unit uses five times less energy than compressor-driven air-conditioning.
How it works
The warm air from inside the cabin is humidified still further on its way to the heat-exchanger unit, in order to reduce its temperature. At the same time, fresh air is brought into the cabin from outside. The heat exchanger itself transfers the excess heat from the incoming fresh air to the now much cooler stale air, which is then forced outside, taking the unwanted extra heat and moisture with it. As a result, fresh air enters the cabin at a significantly lower temperature than the air outside.
Why use Recair heat-exchange technology in trucks?
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