ATHENS, GA. — Carrier Transicold, a provider of sustainable cold chain solutions, introduced four new premium trailer refrigeration units. The new systems include two single-temperature units, the Vector™ 8700 and X4™ 7700, and two multi-temperature units, the Vector 8800MT and Vector 8811MT.

The four new refrigeration units reduce particulate emissions by 96%, compared to traditional offerings, and can improve fuel efficiency from 5% to 20%, according to Carrier Transicold. The units also comply with new, strict regulations from the California Air Resources Board (CARB), which will take effect May 31, 2023.

“Whether interested in boosting fuel efficiency, seeking compliance with stricter emissions regulations or both, North America’s trucking fleets will soon have four new options,” said Steven McDonald, trailer product manager of Truck Trailer Americas at Carrier Transicold. “The units will be available for order later this year for delivery in 2023, especially helping fleets operating in California that will be adding units next year and will be subject to CARB’s newly amended Airborne Toxic Control Measure (ATCM) for Transport Refrigeration Units (TRUs).”

The refrigeration units boast many features, including Carrier Transicold’s Kubota 24-horsepower smart engine. The units also include a common-rail fuel that contains an enhanced fuel filtration system and diesel oxidation catalyst to reduce particulates, hydrocarbons and NOx emissions; a new engine speed called “eco speed” that automatically reduces engine RPMs to boost efficiency; and optimized fuel delivery.

“Unlike some competitive trailer refrigeration systems, our premium performance units do not require complex exhaust gas recirculation to achieve emissions targets,” McDonald said. “Unlimited CARB compliance means no add-on exhaust treatments are ever required, based on the current regulation.”

The Vector™ 8700, X4™ 7700, Vector 8800MT and Vector 8811MT use a new-generation refrigerant, R-452A, that complies with CARB’s regulations and reduces global warming potential by 45% compared to traditional TRU refrigerants like R-404A.

The systems can be accessed remotely to monitor temperature, location, movement and operating performance. The systems can also be equipped with Carrier Transicold’s TRU-Mount solar panels to help maintain battery charge.

The Vector units feature all-electric refrigeration design to reduce maintenance and the X4 series offers extensive refrigeration capacity.

According to Carrier Transicold, the systems can benefit fleets interested in reducing their environmental impact, specifically their carbon footprint. The company estimates that new systems can reduce carbon dioxide emissions by about 575,000 tons annually.

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