Lunar Freezing opts for Carrier Transicold refrigeration unit

Commercial Motor
July 19, 2019

Lunar Freezing has taken delivery of Carrier Transicold’s new flagship Vector HE 19 MT (High Efficiency, Multi-temperature) trailer refrigeration unit mounted to a 13.6-metre Gray & Adams trailer.

The new system uses Carrier Transicold’s all-electric E-Drive technology combined to a multi-speed engine design that, it claims, delivers 30% in fuel savings compared to the existing Vector 1950 model.

Jim Bruce, engineering manager for Lunar Freezing, said: “We’ve had many years of fantastic service from Carrier Transicold and the chance to be the first in Scotland to introduce their next-generation system was one we didn’t want to miss.”

The Vector HE 19 also features a hermetic scroll compressor and economiser which helps to deliver a 40% increase in refrigeration capacity during pull down, while reducing the chance of refrigerant escape by 50%. It’s claimed to be 19% more efficient when plugged into the electrical grid on standby, which reduces diesel usage, maintenance and electricity bills.

Lunar Freezing operates a fleet of 10 Carrier-cooled trailers, each averaging around 100,000 kilometres a year and on the road up to seven days per week.

Stewart Massie, sales manager at Grey & Adams, said: “We have enjoyed a strong relationship with Lunar Freezing since 2001, supplying both trailers and a rigid truck for their fleet. They have worked with us on a project to trial and test a new rear buffer arrangement which has proven successful that it has been incorporated into this trailer.”

 

 

 

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