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Record number 339704
Title Model predictions and control of conditions in a CA-reefer container
Author(s) Sman, R.G.M. van der; Verdijck, G.J.C.
Source Acta Horticulturae 600 (2003). - ISSN 0567-7572 - p. 163 - 171.
Department(s) AFSG Quality in Chains
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2003
Keyword(s) containertransport - energiegebruik - koeltransport - appels - gecontroleerde omgeving - modellen - container transport - energy consumption - refrigerated transport - apples - controlled atmospheres - models
Categories Mathematical Models, Simulation Models / Transport Sector
Abstract In this paper a concept for energy saving for refrigerated container transport is presented. The concept is based on model-predictive control of the set points of the cooling unit. These models predict energy consumption of the cooling unit, climatic conditions inside the cargo space, and the change in product quality. The objective of the control is to minimize energy consumption while retaining a certain level of product quality. After presenting the concept of the model-predictive control the predictive power of the models used are shown. These models show that we are able to predict energy consumption, temperature, humidity and gas conditions quite accurately. Furthermore, an indication is given for the quality change model to be employed. The impact of the novel control is shown by simulation of a transport of apples
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