Load Dividing Bulkhead Types, Options, and Varying Product Volumes.
The term bulkhead in a single temp operation typically refers to the air-return bulkhead on the front wall behind the refrigeration unit. But in a multi-temp trailer bulkheads and dividers operation, the term bulkhead refers to the insulated divider between zones. And there’s a whole book of options you can use.
Bulkheads can be customized to include:
- Different securement systems (floors, walls, ceilings)
- Trollies for moving trailer bulkheads and dividers
- Varying heights for wedge-type trailer designs
- Vents or Fans to transfer volumes of air from one zone to another
- Access doors to allow the driver to access each zone
How to Extend your Zones to the Rear Door.
The Roll Door Cavity:
- A roll door cavity is a false ceiling that allows you to extend zones and minimize heat gain.
- The false ceiling sits a few inches below the rollup door track and provides a flat solid surface for which you can install a bulkhead just in front of the roll door. This accomplishes two things:
- Extends your zone 2, or zone 3
- Provides further protection against heat gain or temperature loss through a roll door which is notorious for being inefficient
Battling Heat Gain at the Rear Door
The Utility Barrier® Door Design
There is nothing as efficient as a Utility swing door (Barrier® Doors); they just don’t have heat gain problems. But any roll door has hinges and joints and bush seals, and you’re going to gain heat and lose temperature control around a roll door. So you want to consider the roll door cavity with false ceilings.
Read more in this series, How to Buy the Best Reefer Trailer.
- How to Buy the Best Reefer Trailer
- Spec’ing a High Cube Trailer
- Deep Frozen – Spec’s and Options
- Spec’ing a Reefer Trailer for Hauling Produce
- Standard Reefer Trailer Spec’s
Options and Upgrades to a Standard Reefer Trailer.
- Insulation, Lights, and Stainless Steel Options
- Wearband, Securement, and Side Panel Options
- Tires, Wheels, Suspension and Brake Options
- Heavy Haul Specs
- Lightweight Savings
Multi-Temp Design Strategies and Perspectives for Single Temp Operators.
- Temperature Ranges and Zones in a Multi-Temp
- Heat Evaporator – Placement and Airflow
- Multi-Temp Remote Control and Shore Power
- Dimensions of a Multi-Temp Trailer
- Driver Safety For Multi-Temp Operations
- Interior and Exterior Lighting
- Bulkheads and Dividers
- Product Safety Features
- Backhaul Restrictions