Temperature-controlled container uses proven electrical heating and compressor cooling technology
The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has awarded Envirotainer an airworthiness certificate for the RAP e2 container.
The temperature-controlled container meets the requirements of the pharmaceutical industry and draws on the benefits of proven electrical heating and compressor cooling technology, which the company introduced in 2005 with the launch of the RKN e1.
The RAP e2 is LD-9 sized, which is suitable for five Euro or four US palettes. It has a forkliftable base and redesigned container shell in a composite material.
The RAP e2 maintains a product temperature of between +2°C to +8°C, a controlled room temperature in the +15°C to +25°C range, or at any chosen temperature between ±0°C and +25°C in ambient temperatures from –25°C to +50°C depending on the set temperature.
Envirotainer, headquartered near Stockholm, Sweden, has been working with shippers and airlines to qualify the container and set up shipping routes. RAP e2 containers will gradually be added to the fleet from next month.
Thomas Persson, Envirotainer’s ceo, said the RAP e2 offers customers the ability to ship larger quantities of temperature-sensitive goods with very strict temperature requirements.