Fuel conservation, reducing environmental impact and managing total cost of ownership are core concerns of refrigerated fleets based on 2008 customer demand for Carrier Transicold’s EcoDrivenSM suite of products for the container industry. Carrier Transicold is a business unit of a Carrier Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX).
At Intermodal 2008, the world’s leading container exposition and conference, Carrier reported that in the energy-efficient PrimeLINE® container refrigeration unit’s inaugural year it has already received more than 20,000 orders. With its digital scroll compressor and other enhancements, the technologically advanced PrimeLINE unit offers the lowest energy consumption relative to other container refrigeration units. It also delivers best-in-class pulldown capacity and the highest deep frozen capacity of any container unit using non-ozone-depleting refrigerant R-134a.
“Customer response to the PrimeLINE unit is clearly indicative of a trend toward solutions that can reduce operating costs while simultaneously reducing carbon footprint for shipping lines,” said Kartik Kumar, director of marketing and strategic planning, Carrier Global Container Refrigeration.
Other EcoDriven innovations showcased at Intermodal 2008 included Carrier’s enhanced PowerLINE® generator sets, which power refrigerated containers during land transit. The newest PowerLINE generator sets feature an emissions-reducing Tier 4i engine plus the ability to add a dual-speed option that can provide up to a 25 percent fuel savings when operating in economy mode.
Additionally, Carrier reported that interest in its recent QUEST power saving mode and eAutoFresh™ on-demand ventilation system continues to grow. QUEST mode is a software solution capable of reducing a refrigeration unit’s energy requirements based on parameters for perishable products. The eAutoFresh system is an automated, energy-efficient alternative to the common practice of continuously ventilating refrigerated containers to address cargo respiration.
”With historical sales of more than 700,000 container refrigeration units, Carrier is clearly committed to leading the industry through the next generation and beyond of energy-efficient, environmentally responsible container solutions,” Kumar added.
For more on Carrier EcoDriven solutions, turn to the experts at Carrier Transicold or visit www.container.carrier.com.
About Carrier Transicold
Carrier Transicold provides industry-leading transport temperature control and anti-idling solutions with a complete line of equipment for refrigerated trucks, trailers and containers, auxiliary power units for heavy-duty trucks and transport air-conditioning systems for buses and recreational vehicles. Carrier Transicold is a unit of Carrier Corp. Headquartered in Farmington, Conn., Carrier Corp. is the world’s largest provider of heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration solutions. With 2007 revenues of $14.6 billion, Carrier has approximately 43,000 employees worldwide and operations in more than 170 countries. Carrier is part of United Technologies Corp., a Hartford, Connecticut-based provider of products and services to the aerospace and building systems industries worldwide.