Carrier Refrigeration

ContainerLINE March 2018 issue

Carrier Refrigeration

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Then and now: A 1968 Frostmaster unit and a 2018 NaturaLINE unit. unloading of uniformly sized boxes, eliminating additional handling and transfers of perishable-laden pallets, as traditionally required. Consider the Impact The container shipping industry has grown exponentially to carry $4 trillion worth of goods annually, and nearly 80 percent of seaborne perishable cargo moves by refrigerated containers. Many of those containers are efficiently temperature-controlled by Carrier Transicold systems, of which more than 1.2 million have been sold. Container refrigeration has improved and advanced over the years, and Carrier Transicold has led the industry with innovations to improve environmental sustainability, cargo protection, performance and efficiency. Today, Carrier Transicold systems and worldwide network of more than 400 factory-authorized support locations play a significant role in helping to ensure the safe and reliable transport of produce, meat, seafood, vaccines and medicine from hemisphere to hemisphere, 24 hours a day, every day of the year. "On any given day, Carrier Transicold container refrigeration systems help protect over $9 billion worth of refrigerated cargo traveling around the world," Appel said. "We are grateful to our many customers for putting their trust in us these past 50 years and look forward with great anticipation to the next 50." w "On any given day, Carrier Transicold container refrigeration systems help protect over $9 billion worth of refrigerated cargo traveling around the world." – David Appel, president of Carrier Transicold & Refrigeration Systems 50 th Anniversary | ContainerLINE March 2018 A Legacy of Leadership The picture frame system design jump-started refrigerated container trade and, over the years, Carrier Transicold has progressively advanced the technology with significant contributions to the industry. Here are just a few. Refrigerant Evolution: The NaturaLINE ® unit is the first and only container refrigeration system to use a natural refrigerant, which responds to today's concerns about refrigerants with high global warming potential (GWP). It uses carbon dioxide (CO 2) with an ultra-low GWP of 1. The efficient, closed-loop system also achieves deep-frozen temperatures of -40 degrees Celsius. Similarly, in the 1990s, following the Montreal Protocol agreement, Carrier Transicold led the industry in the conversion of container refrigeration systems to non-ozone depleting refrigerants. Taking Control: XtendFRESH ™ atmosphere control is the first system to manage oxygen and CO 2 levels within a container, while simultaneously providing an integrated ethylene removal capability. The system helps extend shipping distances of perishables beyond what refrigeration alone can do and is a successor to Carrier Transicold's pioneering EverFresh ® system, which was the first integrated atmosphere control system for containers. Pushing Efficiency: The PrimeLINE ® unit introduced digital scroll compressor technology for use with the refrigerant R-134a, enabling higher efficiencies for reduced fuel consumption and emissions related to shipboard energy production. The PrimeLINE unit has outsold all competitive units for 10 years running. 3

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