Annan-based refrigerated transport provider GSM Transport has acquired two trailers fitted with Carrier Transicold Vector™ 1550 refrigeration systems, after selecting the versatile unit to supply a temperature-controlled milk delivery contract. Carrier Transicold is a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
The two mono-temperature Vector 1550 units are mounted to 13.6-metre Gray & Adams tri-axle reefers, and will run out of a Glasgow depot on double shifts, four days a week, delivering chilled milk to customers across Scotland and northern England.
The pair join a fleet of five tractor units and six trailers at GSM Transport, all of which operate with Carrier Transicold temperature controlled systems.
"The beauty of the Vector range means you can pick the most efficient model for the application," said Jim Morrison, owner, GSM Transport. "We've got more powerful Vector 1950 MT systems on our multi-temperature contracts, but for dairy operations the Vector 1550 units are ideal. I just like the way Carrier Transicold works; I've always had good service."
By specifying the Vector 1550 systems, GSM Transport will benefit from Carrier Transicold's patented E-Drive™ all-electric technology, which can reduce refrigerant leak rates by up to 55 per cent versus conventional systems using standard technology, thereby significantly cutting CO? emissions. The E-Drive also removes a number of serviceable parts from the unit, substantially reducing maintenance and downtime and helping to deliver precise temperature control of +/- 0.8 degrees Celsius.
The Vector 1550 unit is ideally suited for GSM Transport's milk delivery contract, combining a cooling capacity of up to 14,995 watts with optimised fuel efficiency. This is achieved by using a patented combination of a hermetic compressor with an economiser, enabling the use of a highly efficient 1.5 litre diesel engine. The economiser supplies up to a 40 per cent increase in refrigeration capacity during pull-down, before automatically reducing during the temperature regulation phase to save fuel - all while maintaining exceptional cold chain performance.
At 704 kilograms, including electric standby functionality, the lightweight Vector 1550 enables GSM Transport to maximise payload carrying potential.
GSM Transport has acquired two trailers fitted with Carrier Transicold Vector™ 1550 refrigeration systems, to supply a temperature-controlled milk delivery contract.
About Carrier Transicold
Carrier Transicold helps improve transport and shipping of temperature controlled cargoes with a complete line of equipment and services for refrigerated transport and cold chain visibility. For more than 40 years, Carrier Transicold has been an industry leader, providing customers around the world with the most advanced, energy-efficient and environmentally sustainable container refrigeration systems and generator sets, direct-drive and diesel truck units, and trailer refrigeration systems. Carrier Transicold is a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp., a leading provider to the aerospace and building systems industries worldwide. For more information, visit www.transicold.carrier.com. Follow Carrier on Twitter: @SmartColdChain.