Klinge Corporation was awarded a subcontract with the US Army Contracting Command to design and manufacture the refrigeration unit for the Joint Services Expandable Refrigerated Container System (JSERCS).
This reefer unit for the JSERCS project will provide cooling in a single or dual zone simultaneously in a –25° to +125° F ambient temperature range. The unit will provide temperature control for refrigerated and frozen food in the field.
Design of the reefer unit is based on equipment that has been qualified to a number of military standards, such as vibration, Category A1 & B2 Cooling, Category C0 Cold Climate, Driving Rain, and Power Source/Fuel. It uses components that have been proven in the container transport industry to be reliable with little maintenance required.
The JSERCS project is intended to be the next generation of an advanced TriCon System and may replace the current generation of this equipment.
Klinge’s reefer unit will be mounted on an insulated and expandable TriCon container. A TriCon, or triple container, is configured so when three are adjoined, the footprint is that of a standard 20-foot ISO container.
The JSERCS will be used in stationary base camp operations and will support all the expeditionary kitchen systems. Modularity of the JSERCS will allow for easy transport and deployment by each service. The objective of the JSERCS is to reduce the transportation footprint by replacing three Tricon reefer container systems with one JSERCS unit.
The contract duration is 2.5 years including a six-month base period and two one-year option periods.
Founded as a spin-off of the Transport Refrigeration Equipment department of York International, Klinge has been producing refrigeration equipment at its manufacturing facilities and headquarters in York PA for 28 years.
The company’s customized designs offer commercial and military customers robust alternatives to standard, mass-produced reefer containers that often cannot meet requirements of harsh environments or stringent testing.
For more information, visit www.klingecorp.com.