CoolKit brings air curtain to refrigerated vans21 July 2017

The CurtAir is installed above the door opening

CoolKit has introduced new technology that gives an alternative option to the traditional PVC strips designed to regulate the temperature in refrigerated vehicles.

CurtAir by CoolKit creates a compact, effective and invisible curtain in the load space, to keep the cold inside, and the ambient humid air outside, during door openings.

The company says that it is the first in the UK to utilise this product on a refrigerated vehicle.

The air curtain is said to be easily installed to a vehicle, with a simple click-to-mount fitting system that comes in a range of dimensions to suit a range of commercial panel vans makes and models.

Rupert Gatty, managing director of CoolKit, says: “The air curtain eradicates the need for the PVC strips, which some clients find irritating. The product keeps the chilled or frozen temperature inside the van during door openings, meaning the refrigeration unit doesn’t have to work as hard to bring the temperature in the load space back to the desired range.”

Manufacturer testing found that after 10 minutes in 21°C ambient conditions, a freezer that started at -25°C warmed to approximately - 15°C with CurtAir, five degrees less than another fitted with PVC curtains.

The air barrier has also demonstrated useful in keeping dust, smoke, exhaust gases and odours from entering the load space. The product is PEIK Certified, meaning it operates at under 60dB.

William Dalrymple

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