Carrier Transicold now offers two premium performance versions of its Vector trailer refrigeration system, delivering increased efficiency and reduced emissions for regulatory compliance and improved sustainability, according to the company’s recent press release. The new units, according to Carrier Transicold, feature an advanced version of the smart engine used throughout Carrier Transicold’s existing trailer platforms. Unit benefits, noted by the company, include:
- Enhanced compliance – Under current regulations, the premium performance Vector units provide lifetime compliance with the California Air Resources Board’s (CARB) stricter emissions rules for trailer refrigeration systems.
- Improved fuel economy – The advanced engine used in both units features common-rail fuel injection for optimized fuel delivery that reduces consumption by 5 to 10%. The new third speed, called “eco speed,” automatically decreases engine RPMs during intervals where conditions permit, improving operating efficiency compared to normal low-speed operation and providing even more fuel savings, the company notes.
- Greater sustainability – The units use R-452A refrigerant with a global warming potential 45% lower than that of the traditional transport refrigeration unit refrigerant, R-404A. The efficient common rail fuel system and a diesel oxidation catalyst push particulate, hydrocarbon and NOx emissions to new lows, making the units the most environmentally responsible models in the Vector Series for fleets seeking sustainable options.
- Built-in electric standby – The units’ refrigeration and freezing capacities remain constant when using integrated plug-in electric standby capability, unlike competitive refrigeration systems that can lose as much as 26% of their rated capacity when using standby power. During use, the Vector units’ electric standby capability eliminates engine fuel consumption, noise and emissions, and reduces operating costs.
- Simplified maintenance – E-Drive technology provides a streamlined unit design in which the diesel engine is direct-coupled to a high-output generator that produces power for the all-electric refrigeration system, eliminating many common serviceable components and making the units easier to maintain, the company said. Intelligent controls automatically activate individual components.
The units are equipped with Carrier Transicold’s Lynx Fleet telematics solution for remote monitoring of temperatures, location, movement and system operating performance (subscription required).