Erontrans Reduces Fuel Use with Carrier Transicold Vector™ 1550 Units

June 14, 2014


PRUSZCZ GDAŃSKI, Poland, June __, 2014 – Erontrans Logistics Services, a leading logistics provider serving Poland and western Europe, is reaping the benefits of lower fuel consumption since acquiring Vector™ 1550 refrigeration units from Carrier Transicold Poland. Carrier Transicold helps improve global transport and shipping temperature control with a complete line of equipment for refrigerated trucks, trailers and containers and is part of UTC Building & Industrial Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).

Celebrating 25 years in business, Erontrans operates a fleet of more than 450 tractor-trailer rigs, with more than 50 providing hazard analysis and critical control point (HACCP)-certified temperature control for perishable cargoes. Supported by Carrier Transicold equipment for two decades, Erontrans completed its own analysis of its refrigeration units’ performance, leading them to select 23 Vector 1550 units for their low fuel consumption. 

“Our fuel consumption monitoring over the last two years has demonstrated that the Vector 1550 units consistently use less fuel than conventional units,” said Waldemar Eron, technical director, Erontrans.

The Vector 1550 unit’s low energy consumption is achieved by a patented combination of a hermetic compressor with an economizer, enabling the use of a 1.5-litre diesel engine. Using all-electric refrigeration technology, called E-Drive™, the Vector 1550 meets key challenges of the transport refrigeration industry, ensuring low energy consumption, enhanced environmental performance and maximum cold chain protection. Energy consumption is significantly reduced by the Vector 1550 unit’s ability to deliver capacity that is precisely matched to the given demand.

The Vector 1550 units also are setting new standards for reliability and uptime. E-Drive technology enhances reliability through the elimination of many of the serviceable parts found with conventional refrigeration units. As a result, maintenance and downtime are reduced.

“E-Drive is good for our business for the maintenance-saving benefits alone,” Eron said. “With fewer parts and joints, Carrier’s all-electric technology dramatically reduces refrigerant leaks compared to conventional belt-driven technology. On occasions where service is needed, Carrier Transicold Poland provides exceptional response, which is critical to our just-in-time-delivery business model.”

Beyond the operational performance benefits, Eron notes that the Vector 1550 units have helped the Erontrans fleet reduce its environmental impact. Owing to its low fuel consumption, the Vector 1550 unit’s overall carbon impact is reduced by up to 35 percent compared with competitive conventional systems. That is the equivalent of removing 2.8 tons of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, per unit, per year compared with conventional systems.

“Reducing our carbon footprint while ensuring the safety and quality of perishable cargoes is important to our customers in the food processing business,” said Eron. “By operating the Vector 1550 unit, we can provide our customers with optimum cold chain protection and sustainability.”

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