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RAFT Kit: Better Airflow, Better Fruit

When it comes to exporting fruit, maintaining the optimal conditions for your produce is a non-negotiable that can make or break your business. With the RAFT kit, you have a solution designed to transform the way fruit growers, exporters, freight forwarders, and shipping lines maintain the fruit pulp temperature during ocean voyages. Maintaining pulp temperatures and reducing hotspots inside your refrigerated shipping containers is now easier than it’s ever been.

Let’s take a closer look at why the RAFT Kit is becoming the go-to choice for those seeking better airflow and, consequently, better fruits.

What Does A RAFT Kit Do?

The RAFT Kit’s magic lies in its ability to reduce hotspots within reefer containers. By ingeniously redirecting cold air from a vertical to a horizontal flow, the kit accelerates the chilled air throughout the container, ensuring a uniform pulp temperature that aligns closely with your set point. 

This not only reduces temperature fluctuations but also acts as a natural brake on the respiratory rate of climacteric fruits. By accelerating the ethylene rich air away from the fruit, the RAFT Kit effectively postpones ripening, extending the shelf life of your valuable cargo.

The Benefits Of A RAFT Kit

Humidity control is among the major triumphs of the RAFT Kit. Its improved air distribution minimises moisture loss, preserving the weight and quality of your fruits. This is particularly crucial during cold protocol shipments, where precise temperature control is paramount. 

The RAFT Kit assists in keeping your temperature within set point range, avoiding the risk of fruit pulp temperature exceeding protocol limits. A rejected container due to protocol non-compliance could lead to costly rerouting of the container or having to take the fruit through the protocol over again before shipment can commence, causing delays and loss in quality of the fruit due to  extended transit times.

RAFT Kits are designed to be versatile and adaptable, making them suitable for any perishable product in a refrigerated shipping container, provided it’s palletised. Quick and hassle-free installation adds to its appeal, allowing businesses to enhance their cold chain efficiency without disruptions.

Why Do You Need A RAFT Kit?

Ultimately, better airflow translates to maintain fruit quality for longer fruit export. From farm to market, fresh produce and perishables rely on effective refrigeration. A RAFT Kit also increases energy efficiency by enhancing the velocity of cold air. By minimising temperature differentials, it prevents excessive cooling of coils, thereby averting ice formation and excessive moisture loss from the produce. 

The RAFT Kit emerges as a game-changing solution, optimising refrigeration systems, reducing energy, and preserving both fresh produce quality and shipper profitability throughout the route to market.

Contact the DunLash team to learn more about how the RAFT Kit can support safe fruit export for your business.