Carrier Transicold will showcase its flagship nextgeneration temperaturecontrolled trailer system – the Vector® HE 19 (High Efficiency) – for the first time in the UK at the CV Show 2019. Its new, ultramodern design delivers a reduction in fuel consumption of up to 30 per cent, delivers a 10 per cent saving in weight, reduces noise by 3 dB(A) and offers up to 15 per cent savings on maintenance costs. Carrier Transicold is a part of Carrier, a leading global provider of innovative heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC), refrigeration, fire, security and building automation technologies.

“This is a huge step forward for trailer refrigeration and the most important refrigeration unit to be launched by Carrier Transicold in the UK for a decade,” said Scott Dargan, managing director, Northern Europe, Carrier Transicold. “The new Vector HE 19 will deliver significant performance advantages for our customers in every area. We’ve combined existing, cuttingedge technology with a host of new features to help operators make a step-change improvement in fleet efficiency and sustainability.”

The new Vector HE 19 system utilises Carrier Transicold’s patented all-electric E-Drive™ technology. This is combined with a new multispeed engine design that delivers 0.95 a litre per hour in fuel savings, when compared to the existing Vector 1950 unit – as independently verified against the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) and the Association Technic Energy Environment (ATEE) partial load fuel burn standards. At the same time, the oil drain interval for the unit’s engine is doubled when compared to its predecessor.

The Vector HE 19’s use of a fully hermetic scroll compressor and economiser helps to deliver a 40 per cent increase in refrigeration capacity during pull-down, while reducing the chance of refrigerant escape by 50 per cent. The system is also 19 per cent more efficient when plugged into the electrical grid on standby, meaning operators will see reduced diesel, maintenance and electricity bills. In addition, the new unit features a heavily redesigned evaporator airflow management system, which harnesses the Coanda effect, essentially ‘sticking’ cool air to the roof inside the trailer. This creates much more efficient airflow, helping to ensure the integrity of the cold chain.