The new Carrier Transicold Xarios 8 refrigeration system has improved efficiency and a third more cooling capacity compared to the current Xarios 600

Warrington-based Carrier Transicold is introducing three new transport refrigeration units into the UK and Ireland.

The new models include the first PIEK-certified version of its flagship Vector HE 19 trailer unit, which will now operate below 60 decibels, the equivalent of normal conversation, in either a mono or multi-temperature configuration.

Scott Dargan, Carrier Transicold MD for northern Europe, said: “Our new PIEK-compliant Vector HE 19 takes quiet-running to a new level, being perfect for fleets making frequent night-time deliveries to stores in residential areas.”

Whilst the previous generation PIEK-certified Vector 1950 City had its diesel engine housed in an insulated cabinet underneath the trailer, the new system is packaged within the regular Vector HE 19 chassis.

The new PIEK-certified Vector HE 19, which is available now, offers operators the same 10% reduction in weight, 19% reduction in energy consumption and up to 30% reduction in fuel consumption compared to the previous generation Vector 1950.

Also debuting in the UK and Ireland this year will be the new Xarios 8 refrigeration system which is aimed at the larger rigid truck market. The Xarios 8 unit has improved efficiency and a third more cooling capacity compared to the current Xarios 600, along with a very low refrigerant charge, a new evaporator ventilation motor and brushless condenser ventilation system to reduce wear on parts, and lower maintenance costs. In addition, its shell is manufactured by injection moulding, which reduces manufacturing steps and improves the build process.

“The new Xarios 8 fits perfectly between the current Xarios 600 and our engineless Iceland system, enabling us to offer a high capacity direct-drive system which is ideal for larger trucks used in urban distribution,” said Dargan.

The third new model Carrier Transicold will bring to market is the Neos HE 100 S for light commercial vehicles. The electrically-driven system optimises energy consumption while maintaining a cooling capacity and is almost equivalent to the standard Neos 100 S system.

The unit features new technology which enables a 35% reduction in energy consumption to 58 amps. It also offers precise temperature control of an insulated load space, varying in size from 2-6m3.