Investigation cooling performance of refrigerated shipping container using computational fluid dynamics modelling

Nadhilah Suheriyanto, Muhammad Arif Budiyanto

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Abstract

Indonesia needs the socialization of agricultural technology so that product quality is guaranteed. Indonesia also needs to follow up on making and providing transportation in the delivery of the fruit so that it can last a long time. Transportation and facilities provided in the form of refrigerated containers (reefer) for shipping fruits to maintain product value and minimize the wasting in the cool chain system. The apple palette was the object of this study with detailed structural variables from the T-bar reefers floor and airflow resistance of the wooden pallets. Energy consumption from reefers with different apple package designs will be identified to see the impact of the ventilation area on the use and energy savings of both low and high fruit packaging densities. In addition, the effect of the evaporator fan on energy consumption was simulated with apples operating at low, medium, and high speeds as well as the variable speed of the evaporator fan. Thus, the Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) method was developed to be able to estimate airflow, heat transfer, and energy use with satisfactory accuracy. After that, a validated model is used to investigate the performance of ventilated packaging boxes that are commonly used.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication5th International Tropical Renewable Energy Conference, i-TREC 2020
EditorsRidho Irwansyah, Muhammad Arif Budiyanto
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9780735441286
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 23 Sep 2021
Event5th International Tropical Renewable Energy Conference, i-TREC 2020 - Depok, Indonesia
Duration: 29 Oct 202030 Oct 2020

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume2376
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Conference

Conference5th International Tropical Renewable Energy Conference, i-TREC 2020
Country/TerritoryIndonesia
CityDepok
Period29/10/2030/10/20

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