How does your system differ from conventional, diesel fuelled refrigeration systems?

Conventional systems use heat exchangers that circulate cold air in a space. When the temperature increases, the system turns on, so it can produce cold air. This procedure requires a constant energy source during operation such as a diesel generator set.  
Our system uses a PCM compound. The battery is charged prior to the operation using a charger, and radiates cold during the operation.

The temperature of the cargo is guaranteed without needing any extra energy during transport.

Why should I choose a BoTemp system?

The system does not emit any CO2 and produces no noise. The batteries barely need any maintenance. Our products do not leak, unlike our competitors who offer liquid PCM plates. In addition, our products can be flexibly assembled using standard components and are always custom-made.

What are your delivery times?

We have most of our standard products in stock. We can quickly adjust them to your demands and deliver them within 24 hours. Our custom-made products have a delivery time of six to eight weeks.

How much does your system cost?

Between € 5,000 and € 20,000. Our prices are comparable to other refrigeration systems. Navigate to the calculation tool for a better indication and look at our client applications.

What is the Total Cost of Ownership?

The costs of a refrigeration system are not only determined by the purchase price, but also by the use and maintenance costs. Because our system has very few moving parts, maintenance is minimal. The energy used is electric which is a lot cheaper than diesel. Therefore, the total costs during the lifetime of the system are 30% to 50% less than diesel-powered systems. Click here to calculate a comparison.

How do I know which application is best for me?

Use our calculation tool and we will send you our recommendation, without obligation, within 24 hours.

How much maintenance does your system require?

Our systems are easy to use, and because they have very few moving parts, they require minimal maintenance. Once a year is sufficient. On your request, our specialists can give you support and help at any time. We offer on-the-job training for our new clients. Mechanics who perform maintenance on the Charger have to be F-gas certified.

Do you make any other products in addition to PCM-based products?

No, we are completely dedicated to our PCM technology.

What is PCM?

PCM stands for Phase Change Material. Such materials can absorb a considerable amount of heat when transitioning from a solid (frozen) state to a fluid state. As soon as the material has been cooled to the desired temperature, heat gets absorbed in an insulated area, and the temperature in that area becomes controllable. This process is natural, physical, and does not require any additional energy.

What is the difference between PCM and a eutectic system?

Every eutectic system is a PCM, but not every PCM is a eutectic system. After all, a eutectic system has a melting point and a PCM can have a melting range or a melting point. With a melting point, the substance keeps the exact same temperature for a long time. With a range, the temperature rises slowly. BoTemp always uses a eutectic system, so the temperature is guaranteed.

What are the components of your PCM material?

The material’s formula is water-based and made from a specific compound. We manufacture this formula according to a well-kept recipe.

What kind of standard applications do you offer?

We use two types as standard. At our refrigeration application, the PCM has its phase transition at -11℃. The release temperature In the cargo area is between 0℃ and 5℃. We also offer a freeze application in which the PCM has its phase transition at -33℃. The release temperature here is between -25℃ and -18℃.

Why did you choose a Phase Change Material?

This material has an exceptionally high absorption capacity per liter of product. It is a very stable compound that does not deteriorate, even over time, and the chance of leakages is eliminated because of its very high viscosity.

I have heard of PCM plates. What are the advantages of plastic Beams over metal plates?

The freezing and defrosting of plates weakens the edges and can easily lead to leaks.

Our Beams have proven to be very robust. There are BoTemp systems in use that still function after 20 years. In addition, they have a larger surface area for heat transfer, which ensures a faster drop in temperature.

What is the weight and capacity of the Cold Beams and the Cold Box?

A Beam weighs approximately 9 kg per meter, contains 4.5 liters of PCM gel per meter, and the amount of cold storage is around 400 Wh per meter. Check out our client applications to get an idea of the weight and capacity applied in different types of vehicles.

How much does your Charger weigh?

An On Board Charger weighs between 150 and 280 kg, and an Off Board Charger weighs between 200 and 380 kg. The exact weight depends on your application. Check out our client applications to get an idea of the weight and capacity applied in different types of vehicles.

Can the system refrigerate several cargo areas simultaneously?

Yes, all our batteries can be installed in cargo areas with one or more compartments, a so-called multi-temp system. If you select the Cold Pod or Cold Box, each compartment can be adjusted to any temperature at any time. We call this variable temperature control.

I am looking for a solution that will lower the total weight.

If you select the Off Board Charger, the refrigeration unit stays at home base. Check out our client applications to get an idea of the weight and capacity applied in different types of vehicles.

What is the average charging time of your system?

Depending on the size of your system, the charging time is between 4 and 10 hours.  

BoTemp claims to be environmentally friendly. How does that manifest itself?

Our systems do not produce emissions or noises and are charged with electricity. If you use our system, you are already in compliance with the 2030 climate agreement today.

Are your systems eligible for Dutch subsidies?

Our products are eligible for the so-called EIA, a Dutch subsidy. This deduction will save you approximately 14% on your investment. Read the information (in Dutch) at Milieu Investerings Aftrek or Energie Investeringsaftrek for additional information.

Are your products suitable for any cargo space?

Yes. There are no limits as far as size is concerned. We offer systems for small vehicles such as a tuk-tuk, as well as for large trucks or containers.

Do you also offer products that release extreme temperatures?

Our PCM formula can be created for temperature releases ranging from +10ºC to -40ºC.

Can the cargo area be heated so that the goods do not freeze if the outside temperature is below 0ºC?

Yes, we can install a heater in the cargo area to help control the temperature of such spaces.  

What is the average energy use on annual basis for a standard delivery vehicle?

The estimated energy use is approximately € 500 per year. This energy use is 50% less than comparable diesel-powered systems.

What is HACCP?

BoTemp offers products that meet European HACCP regulations, but what is HACCP? HACCP stands for Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points. Freely translated: an analysis of critical points that require extra attention. With HACCP the entire production process is checked for possible dangers to food safety. These hazards are listed in HACCP, and the associated risks are controlled. The facilities must be designed and constructed in such a way that it can be properly cleaned and disinfected. The HACCP regulations are applicable to the domestic market, and are controlled by inspectors of the Dutch Food Safety Authority.

What is ATP?
  • ATP regulates the minimum equipment specifications for international transport.
  • It ensures the quality of perishable goods during transport.
  • Gets updated every year by a United Nations team.

Before a refrigerated vehicle can be used, it must be approved for use by the appropriate health authorities.
A refrigeration unit is an insulated unit with a refrigeration system that, with an average outside temperature of +30°C, can lower the temperature in the empty cargo space and can maintain this temperature.  

Class A: Refrigeration unit equipped with a refrigeration system that can be set between +12 °C and 0 °C.
Class B: Refrigeration unit equipped with a refrigeration system that can be set between +12 °C and -10 °C.
Class C: Refrigeration unit equipped with a refrigeration system that can be set between +12 °C and -20 °C.

The refrigeration capacity of a unit is determined by a test carried out in one of the registered test centers and certified by an official report.

Why do you use reindeer in your marketing materials?

Reindeer are dependable, efficient, and have incredible stamina. In addition, they tolerate cold well and can traverse large distances. These traits match our vision exactly.

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