Carrier Transicold's new FuelCheck ultrasonic monitoring option for Vector and X2 Series trailer refrigeration units is designed to help reduce operating costs and protect the integrity of the cold chain by alerting drivers when low-fuel situations could lead to a system shutdown. It also enables fuel consumption tracking, helping to improve fuel management across entire fleets.
Receiving such alerts are beneficial because service calls due to units running out of fuel and losing their prime can be among the most costly maintenance expenses faced by a refrigerated fleet. Those avoidable situations can also inconvenience a fleet's customers and risk the integrity of cargo. Additionally, fuel prices are rising, so fuel consumption monitoring and analysis are important management capabilities.
The FuelCheck software tracks the fuel level via the DataLink data recorder of the refrigeration unit's Advance microprocessor control. If the fuel level drops below 15 percent for more than 30 seconds, the refrigeration unit's LED light bar glows a cautionary yellow to warn the driver, and the control unit's message center displays a "low fuel warning" message. If the fuel level drops below 10 percent for more than 60 seconds, the refrigeration system automatically shuts down to prevent loss of prime in the fuel lines.
Company: Carrier Transicold
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