The higher diesel prices go, the greater the potential savings from using the electric standby capability integrated into Carrier Transicold's hybrid Vector 1800MT trailer refrigeration system. The system has the potential to reduce energy costs during loading and unloading operations by more than 60 percent, based on current diesel and electricity prices.
The Vector 1800MT multi-temperature system features Carrier's Deltek hybrid diesel-electric technology, which offers operational versatility. On the highway, the unit's diesel motor drives an electric generator that powers its all-electric refrigeration system. When parked, the unit can be plugged into electrical current without running the diesel engine.
The electric standby mode offers additional environmental benefits, such as eliminating exhaust emissions and engine noise, and conserving fuel for highway use. Reducing the engine's runtime provides maintenance benefits as well. Using standby power with proper documentation provides fleets with another compliance option for satisfying requirements of the California Air Resources Board.
Company: Carrier Transicold
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