Carrier Transicold offers a dual-speed option that can boost the fuel efficiency of its PowerLine generator sets by up to 25 percent when operating in economy mode. Providing uninterrupted power to container refrigeration systems used in intermodal applications, PowerLine generator sets also use an engine with improved particulate emissions performance compared to both the previous engines used by Carrier.
The PowerLine unit?s dual-speed option builds on the capabilities of the new engine?s electronic control module. It provides two modes of operation: economy mode and power mode. In economy mode, which is the default setting, the generator set runs at two speeds. Initially, it runs at 1,800 rpm, providing maximum power during the startup period. Then it automatically drops to a fuel-conserving 1,500 rpm for the duration of the trip. The moment the engine slows down, the fuel savings begin. By saving diesel, distances traveled on a tank are extended and the carbon footprint is reduced.
The economy mode is well suited to North America, where shipments often travel long distances from ports to their inland destinations. Arriving inbound cargo is already at setpoint, so the refrigeration unit demands less power and can take advantage of the PowerLine unit?s slower speed in the economy mode. Based on recent diesel fuel prices and typical applications, the dual-speed option can provide payback in just over three months.
Certified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Carrier?s low-emission engine is specially built to handle rugged generator set applications. The new, technologically advanced V2203-DI direct-injection engine delivers green, clean, dependable power while driving particulate emissions down to 0.214 grams per kilowatt-hour, 30 percent better than the EPA Tier 4i (interim) standard.
Company: Carrier Transicold
Company URL: www.trucktrailer.carrier.com