So called for its high efficiency (HE), the new system promises lower fuel consumption of up to 30%, delivers a 10% saving in weight, cuts noise by 3 dB(A) and offers up to 15% savings on maintenance costs when compared to its predecessor, the Vector 1950.
Scott Dargan, Carrier’s managing director for northern Europe, describes the Vector HE 19 as “a huge step forward for trailer refrigeration”.
The system uses Carrier Transicold’s patented all-electric E-Drive technology and combines it with a new multi-speed engine design. Together, they have been independently verified to deliver a fuel saving of almost a litre per hour compared to the Vector 1950. In addition, the oil drain interval for the unit’s engine is doubled when compared to its predecessor.
The Vector HE 19’s use of a fully hermetic scroll compressor and economiser helps to deliver a 40% increase in refrigeration capacity during pull-down, while reducing the chance of refrigerant escape by 50%. The system is also 19% more efficient when plugged into the electrical grid on standby, meaning operators will see reduced diesel, maintenance and electricity bills.
Notably, the unit has a redesigned evaporator airflow management system, which harnesses the Coanda effect to ‘stick’ cool air to the roof inside the trailer. This creates a more efficient airflow, helping to ensure the integrity of the cold chain.
The company will also be exhibiting its engineless refrigeration units for rigid trucks – the undermount Iceland and the over-cab Syberia – as well as the ultra-slim 12V NEOS 100 unit for light commercial vehicles, which runs entirely on power from the alternator.
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