Vancouver, BC. October 1, 2014, Smartcool Systems Inc. (TSX-V: SSC) is pleased to provide an update on the refrigerated truck testing initiative previously updated on September 17, 2014.
As the compressor of a refrigerated trailer is driven by an independent diesel engine with its own fuel supply source, Smartcool has installed calibration flow meters to measure the supply and return flow rates of the diesel throughout the system. This measurement is required to determine fuel consumption with and without Smartcool technology optimizing compressor efficiency.
Data has been collected on the two identically loaded trailers selected for the test. One trailer is being the controlled by the existing microprocessor controls, one trailer having the Smartcool equipment optimizing the system.
The data has been collected under normal operating parameters to acquire the fuel usage as a base line. Results to date in continuous mode show up to 28 gallons of diesel per day.
As previously reported the Smartcool technology has shown on average a greater than 20% reduction in compressor run time on the refrigerated trailer. We will begin data collection with Smartcool's optimization strategy implemented and will report result (gallons of diesel per day) shortly.
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Smartcool Systems Inc. (TSX-V: SSC) provides cutting edge energy efficient and energy cost reduction solutions for businesses around the world. The ECO3 and ESM are Smartcool's unique retrofit technologies that reduce the energy consumption of compressors in air conditioning, refrigeration and heat pump systems by 15% to 20%, giving customers a return on investment in as little as 12 months.