Climate changes

March 26, 2014

In an increasingly global market, we are working on more and more units that are destined for harsh climatic conditions. The Coca Cola vehicles for the Sochi Torch Relay faced extreme cold, whilst other units have been destined for the severe heat of the Middle East. Each extreme presents its own challenges but ones we can usually overcome.

In very cold temperatures, typical modifications include uprated batteries, thinner hydraulic oil, diesel heaters, insulated or heated fuel lines, insulated floors and generally checking the operating temperature range of on board equipment.

In hot climates we also have to provide extra insulation to keep the heat out and the cool air in. Air conditioning is typically uprated and generator cooling systems modified to reflect the extreme conditions. Ventilation louvres are also often fitted with sand traps. It is also recommended to only paint or wrap using light, heat reflecting colours.

If you have a project that might involve extreme temperatures, please get in touch to discover more about our solutions.