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Mistral Associates - News Febuary 2020

Color matters!

Mistral's legendary 'Coldwind' series of programs deals with containers and trucks as well as all types of cold store, freezer, blast chiller and blast freezer.

Scientifically, varying reflectance as a function of surface color is described under the phenomenon known as terrestrial albedo factor. Lots of people refer to it simply as 'reflectance' and that's fine too.

Over the total exposed surface area of a standard 40' refrigerated freight container, or lighter, reflectance differences due to color can account for as much as 20% of the refrigeration load. In the tropics this can be more than 1kW or 3,412 btu per hour. Not much perhaps. Until an organisation is supplying equipment and power for 40,000 of them!

The more observant amongst our loyal friends and supporters will probably have noticed the word color above is the spelling more familiar to our American program users.

YES!, Mistral has finally gotten(?) around to recognizing (recognising?) there are some differences between American and English spelling. So we've fixed that. Finally. Automatically.

What's more we will not be drawn into any argument about who is right and who might be wrong. Other than to say of course no one can claim the high ground. Language is a living thing and it is constantly evolving. The important thing for Mistral is that as many people as possible understand what we do. All we ask please is that on the rare occasions when we do get it wrong then please tell us and then we will do our best to fix it.

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A new Corporate Access Registration Code may be required for older installations (4 weeks +) but this will be automatically forwarded when required.



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