Thermo King Smooth Air Blower lowers fuel usage by up to 7%

Thermo King Smooth Air Blower lowers fuel usage by up to 7%

The company has enhanced its Spectrum and SB-30 series units with the Smooth Air Blower, which can increase cooling capacity by up to 4% and lower fuel usage by up to 7%. In addition, the Smooth Air Blower assembly requires 24% less power than previous generation blower assemblies.

Ingersoll Rand’s Thermo King brand said its new evaporator blower assembly enables transport customers to gain improved energy and operational efficiency for their single and multi-temperature refrigeration units while lowering fuel costs. The company has enhanced its Spectrum and SB-30 series units with the Smooth Air Blower, which can increase cooling capacity by up to 4% and lower fuel usage by up to 7%, according to the maker.

The enhancement is now standard on Spectrum multi-temperature refrigeration units and SB-30 series single-temperature refrigeration units, including the SB-130, SB-230 and SB-330. These refrigeration solutions can help owners and operators reduce fuel and operating costs and minimize driver involvement with the refrigeration units.

According to the company, the Smooth Air Blower assembly requires 24% less power than previous generation blower assemblies. This solution features a more efficient blade design, resulting in a smaller blower assembly. Smoother inlet air means less friction and less energy consumed, resulting in increased capacity.

“Fuel costs, especially now, are a major part of our customers’ budgets, so Thermo King is working to find innovative solutions like this to help them lower costs and increase efficiency,” said Tom Kampf, product manager for Thermo King. “The Smooth Air Blower Assembly also helps our customers improve sustainability and overall.”

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