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Optimering av UA-Värde: Förbättring av en containerkonstruktion
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences, Industrial Engineering & Management.
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Optimization of the UA-Value (English)
Abstract [en]

Envirotainer builds containers that are specialized in transporting of temperature

sensitive products these containers are customized for airplanes. The containers are

then leased to other companies, most often to pharmaceutical companies.

Envirotainer are based in Lagga, Knivsta. It is also here where the production of the

containers is held. The container RAP T2 was designed in the early 80ies. The RAP

T2 contains a fleet of about 1220 containers spread all over the world. This container

model needs an update in order to optimize its performance. One of the

improvements is achieved by optimizing the UA-value that is too high. A lower

UA-value gives the performance of the container more endurance and more stability.

Initial testing that was made in the beginning of the project showed that the floor in

the container was the biggest stand alone module benefiter of the high UA-value.

With that knowledge it was decided that my work should be about the possibility to

improve the construction with a new insulation material that would optimize the


The work started off with an investigation of insulation materials. The most

interesting insulation materials were weighted against each other. The result showed

that Divinycell was the best insulation material for the design.

Then different concepts were made, concept A were the whole floor was redesigned

and concept B were an extra insulation module was designed to fit the existing floor.

The concepts were weighted against each other in order to choose the final concept.

Concept A was the best alternative and was chosen. The concept was then designed

in PTC Creo.

A prototype was built for UA-value testing. The prototype was then tested and

measured against the original container in order to see how much the UA-value was

lowered with the new design. And the result of the test showed an improvement of

almost 37 %. The UA-value went from 25,40 W/K with the original container design

to 16,05 W/K with the prototype design. This shows that an update of the floor

design is in order to make the container performance better and more stabile.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 50 p.
Keyword [sv]
Envirotainer, RAP T2, Bottenkonstruktion, UA-värde
National Category
Mechanical Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-176962ISRN: ISNR UTH-INGUTB-EX-M-2012/12-SEOAI: diva2:538122
External cooperation
Envirotainer Engineering AB
Educational program
Bachelor Programme in Mechanical Engineering
Available from: 2012-06-29 Created: 2012-06-28 Last updated: 2012-06-29Bibliographically approved

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