Bailey Refrigeration Installs Heating And Refrigeration Aboard Modified SEABEE Barge

Bailey Refrigeration Co., Inc. of Brooklyn, N.Y., has engineered and installed refrigeration and heating systems aboard a modified SEABEE hopper barge for Lykes Bros.

Steamship Co. This 971/o-foot-long by 35-footwide barge has two complete and separate systems, one at either end. Each conditions a lower and new upper deck separately.

Eight cooling evaporators provide 64 tons of refrigeration and 24,000 cubic feet of airper- minute. Power is furnished by an automatic 100-kilowatt diesel generator. The independent power is employed only when the barge is afloat. Otherwise, the ship's power is used when the barge is in transit aboard the mother ship, which is presently the Doctor Lykes.

With this new semimonthly service between the U.S. Gulf and Europe, Lykes Bros, can transport all kinds of chilled cargo, including fruit, produce, canned meat, poultry, cheeses and barreled beer, all of which require sensitive r e f r i g e r a t i o n while en route. As one example, it can accommodate as many as 19,320 cartons of grapefruit in standard ventilated cartons.

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