All-electric trailer refrigeration unit provides energy-efficient, sustainable transport for fresh and frozen applications
Brussels, Belgium, September 20, 2012 - The innovative Zero Emissions Trailer Unit from Thermo King is an all-electric refrigeration system featuring an advanced multi-functional power management system that takes power from any source and converts and conditions it to provide optimum performance with minimum energy consumptions.
Thermo King, a manufacturer of transport temperature control systems for a variety of mobile applications and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, developed this all-electric trailer refrigeration unit to provide energy-efficient, sustainable transport for fresh and frozen applications. It also can make a positive impact on the carbon footprint of transport companies.
The unit features a closed loop, two-stage R-744 trans-critical refrigeration system which offers precise temperature control at fresh and frozen conditions.
This solution provides a unique variable two-stage compressor, variable frequency gas cooler and evaporator blowers that, in conjunction with Thermo King's control algorithms, provide optimum performance at the lowest possible energy consumption.
This solution offers a 60 dB(A) noise level or lower, compliant with PIEK standards, allowing for night time distribution in urban and residential areas.
"This unit is a demonstration project that combines an environmentally responsible refrigerant choice with advanced power electronics. Power can come from a number of sources such as a truck-mounted generator, shore power or a "clean and silent genset," said Mark Watson, vice president of strategic product planning at Thermo King.
"Commercialization plans will depend on long-term testing to ensure the highest level of reliability and durability in all applications, which is what our customers expect from Thermo King," he added.
About Ingersoll Rand
Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR) advances the quality of life by creating and sustaining safe, comfortable and efficient environments. Our people and our family of brands - including Club Car®,Ingersoll Rand®, Schlage®, Thermo King® and Trane® - work together to enhance the quality and comfort of air in homes and buildings, transport and protect food and perishables, secure homes and commercial properties, and increase industrial productivity and efficiency. Thermo King manufactures transport temperature control systems for a variety of mobile applications, including trailers, truck bodies, buses, shipboard containers and railway cars. Ingersoll Rand is a $14 billion global business committed to a world of sustainable progress and enduring results. For more information, visit ingersollrand.com or thermoking.com.
Thermo King Corporation, a business unit of diversified industrial firm Ingersoll Rand Company Limited, was founded in 1938 and manufactures transport temperature control systems for a variety of mobile applications, including trailers, truck bodies, buses, shipboard containers and railway cars. The company operates 10 manufacturing facilities and 17 parts distribution centers worldwide. Sales and service is provided by a global dealer network of 865 independently owned companies in 75 countries.
Joan Schimml, Ingersoll Rand