Lunar Freezing over the moon with Carrier refrigeration unit19 July 2019

Aberdeenshire-based fish transporter Lunar Freezing has taken delivery of a new Gray & Adams trailer equipped with Carrier Transicold’s new flagship Vector HE 19 multi-temperature refrigeration unit.

A longstanding user of Carrier Transicold units, Lunar is the first operator in Scotland to introduce the latest system.

“The new Vector HE 19 is lighter, quieter, offers improved pull-down capacity and has the most efficient cooling system of any trailer we’ve had in the fleet. This brings real benefits for our business, and we fully expect it will become the standard unit for us moving forward,” says Jim Bruce, Lunar’s engineering manager.

Incorporating all-electric E-Drive technology and a new multi-speed engine design, the unit delivers up to 30% fuel savings compared to the Vector 1950 unit. These figures have been independently verified against the European Committee for Standardisation (CEN) and the Association Technic Energy Environment (ATEE) partial load fuel burn standards. In addition, the oil drain interval for the unit’s engine is doubled when compared to its predecessor.

The Vector HE 19 unit’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%, according to Carrier. The system is also 19% more efficient when plugged into the electrical grid on standby, leading to lower diesel, maintenance and electricity bills.

Lunar has previously trialled a new rear buffer arrangement for trailer maker Gray & Adams, and this has been incorporated into the new trailer.

Laura Cork

Related Companies
Carrier Transicold (UK) Ltd
Gray & Adams Ltd

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