Five things to know about Vector® HE 19
May 16, 2019
It is without a doubt the most important new model to enter Carrier Transicold’s refrigeration trailer range in more than a decade. Here are five key features that put the “High Efficiency” into our new flagship Vector® HE 19 unit:
1. Fuel for thought
Sitting at the heart of Carrier Transicold’s new unit is a multi-speed engine that delivers a 30% fuel saving*, which equals close to one litre per hour – as independently verified against the partial load fuel burn standards of the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) and the Association Technic Energy Environment (ATEE).
So, what would that mean for an average fleet? Based on 2,000 hours a year, fleets would save 5.47 litres of fuel every day and 5.4 tonnes of CO2 a year. On top of that, the system is also 19% more efficient than its predecessor when running on electrical standby, further reducing running costs.
2. Light on its feet
Thanks to some clever engineering, the new Vector HE 19 unit tips the scales 82kg lighter than its predecessor – that’s an impressive 10% weight saving, which means increased payload capacity or lighter running.
3. It’s oh so quiet…
At Carrier Transicold we know how important it is for our customers to operate with minimal impact on local neighbourhoods, particularly for nighttime deliveries. That’s why we made noise reduction a priority for our R&D teams, and they have really delivered! The new Vector HE 19 unit is 3 dB(A) quieter – which means we’ve cut the noise by nearly 50%!
4. On the double
We wanted to significantly reduce both maintenance costs and environmental impact with the new unit, which is exactly what we’ve done. Our new ultra-efficient engine has doubled the oil service interval and combined with other system improvements we’ve reduced maintenance costs by up to 15%.
5. Special effects
Something that lifts the new Vector HE 19 unit to an entirely different level is our use of the Coanda effect – the phenomena that sees air flow ‘stick’ to a curved surface (the same clever physics largely responsible for putting an aircraft into the sky). Through intelligent design, we’ve used the Coanda effect to deliver cool air around the trailer compartment far more efficiently, which again, improves performance.
What our R&D teams have achieved with the new Vector HE 19 unit isn’t just a simple upgrade; it represents a huge step forward in trailer refrigeration.
*In comparison with the Vector® 1950