Flowers are as delicate as they seem. Composed of around 70-95% of water, temperature control is a major concern to keep optimum freshness of these live products.
The temperature control starts right from the production stage. As soon as the flower is being cut, it is stored in a cold room between 2-4°C for one night in buckets of water. This allows the flower to gorge itself with water and maintain its humidity level.
It is then recommended to keep the flowers around 4-6°C until it is being delivered and displayed at home.
The transport phase is critical. Flowers don't like temperature variations and the temperature inside the box needs to stay as accurate as possible.
The right level of humidity is also vital during transport. A low level will imply loss of quality while too much humidity can bring to the development of botrytis and mold.
Final step for our roses, the delivery to its surprise winners with a light commercial vehicle
Ease of use and flexibility, Carrier Transicold’s refrigeration units for light commercial vehicles are specifically designed for the transportation of fresh or frozen goods in small to medium sized delivery vehicles.
For vehicles from 1 to 45 m3
From 1 210 to 5 585 Watts
Trailer equipped with Vector 1550
Customize your transport with LOGICOLD functionality
Maximize the effectiveness of your fleet.
Control system software programs can be used to reduce fuel consumption, run time, maintenance costs and greenhouse gas emissions.
Possible options to be selected:
- RANGE PROTECT
Best loading practices :
A very important link in the cold chain
In most cases, the driver takes care of loading and unloading goods from its truck or trailer. It requires specific knowledge and practices to ensure a proper temperature control over the road.
Discover here the 3 main steps to apply the best loading practices:
- Before loading
- After loading
The Vector 1550 refrigeration unit is featuring the E-Drive® technology that removes mechanical parts transforming engine power into electricity. This technology allows fleet operators to benefit from:
- Up to 99,4% uptime
- +/- 0,8°C cold chain accuracy
- Reduced carbon footprint
Constant cold for a long haul transport
Flexibility thanks to hybrid combination
The Vector 1550 is powered by an ECO-DRIVE 25C, meaning that the unit can be running in 2 modes according to the need.
1) Engineless mode while driving
The ECO-DRIVE power module is driven by a hydro pump connected to the truck’s engine power take-off (PTO). The hydraulic system drives a generator that delivers electrical power to the host Carrier Transicold unit, without any requirement for the refrigeration unit to use its own diesel engine.
2) Powered by Diesel engine during deliveries and stops
To maintain a constant temperature control even while delivering, the unit can run automatically in Diesel mode to allow autonomy of the refrigeration system.
The truck showcased in the video above is an engineless Combination Truck composed of 2 ICELAND undermount units powered by an ECO-DRIVE 25C.
The ICELAND unit offers a constant airflow up to 3900 m3/h – allowing moisture extraction to minimize the risk of botrytis and mold.
The ECO-DRIVE transforms the truck's engine power into electricity to run the refrigeration unit. This enables a sharp temperature control with +/- 0.8°C accuracy.