Carrier Transicold's Vector 5100 all-electric refrigeration unit offers an environmentally responsible and energy-efficient solution for grocery, supermarket, and other operations that use refrigerated trailers for on-site cold storage. These units eliminate the noise, emissions, and fuel consumption associated with traditional temporary cold storage approaches, according to the manufacturer. They can also reduce operating costs by up to 70 percent.
The Vector 5100 stationary unit is based on the refined electric architecture of Carrier's Vector 6500 single-temperature transport refrigeration unit (TRU). A hybrid unit, the Vector 6500 uses a diesel engine and electric generator for on-highway power and offers plug-in electric-standby capability when parked at the loading dock. Electric units have fewer moving parts than conventional mechanical units, resulting in quieter operation and reduced maintenance requirements.
Requiring only a 460-volt power supply, the Vector 5100 unit is designed for near-silent operation and exceptionally low life-cycle costs. It uses maintenance-free electric motors to drive its evaporator fan and condenser fans. The semi-hermetic compressor has no shaft seal to wear out. Heating and defrost, when needed, are provided by electric-resistance elements, rather than hot gas. The unit takes advantage of Carrier's quiet V-force condenser fans and high-performance Novation condenser coil.
Company: Carrier Transicold
Company URL: www.trucktrailer.carrier.com