Carrier Transicold Italia will present its latest solutions for a high-performance cold chain at the truckEmotion event Sept. 25-27 at the famous Monza racetrack facility. Experts from Carrier Transicold Italia will be on hand to provide cold chain operators with advice on the new EU517/2014 F-Gas regulation and how it impacts refrigerated transport. Carrier Transicold, which operates in Italy as Carrier Transicold Italia, helps improve global transport and shipping of temperature-controlled cargoes with a complete line of equipment for refrigerated trucks, trailers and containers, and is a part of UTC Building & Industrial Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
The new F-Gas regulation, which went into effect on 1 January 2015, impacts the use and maintenance of transport refrigeration equipment containing hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) on vehicles over 3.5 tonnes, including trailers. This includes a planned phase-down of HFCs, to reduce the quantity that can be sold in the EU by 79 per cent by 2030. This will have an effect on availability of HFCs.
There is also a new requirement for transport refrigeration regarding mandatory leak checks, record keeping and the use of trained technicians holding an F-Gas handling certificate for all refrigerant handling operations.
“These new regulations represent some of the biggest changes affecting our industry over the past decade,” said Marco Gagliardone, managing director, Carrier Transicold Italia. “Our in-house team of experts will be at our stand to answer any questions customers may have and to help them identify the steps they can take to ensure compliance.”
In Europe, Carrier Transicold is actively working toward replacing current HFC refrigerants with natural refrigerant CO2 (R744), which has a global warming potential (GWP) of one. In the meantime, Carrier Transicold has announced that it will offer R452A as an optional alternative to the existing R404A refrigerant. R452A has the same cooling capacity, fuel efficiency, reliability and refrigerant charge as R404A, but offers a 45 per cent GWP reduction.
Carrier will introduce this new refrigerant as an option across its Vector™ trailer refrigeration and Supra® truck refrigeration product ranges. Customers will also have the option to convert existing units to operate on R452A. These new options are part of Carrier’s commitment to serving customers with the right refrigeration solution for every application.
Carrier Transicold Italia can also directly support customers in meeting the F-Gas legislation through its newly launched everCOLD™ flexible maintenance package, which includes all required maintenance and system leak checks performed by F-Gas certified engineers in accordance with EU517/2014.
In addition, Carrier Transicold Italia will exhibit its product solutions mounted on vehicles during the show. The Vector family of trailer refrigeration units will be showcased, which now include three specialized refrigeration units designed to suit a number of customer applications from long haul to urban distribution. In addition, visitors will be able to see the high performing Supra models offering up to 12,000 watt capacity for trucks, and the innovative Pulsor™ range with E-Drive™ all-electric technology for light commercial vehicles. With a load space of 12 to 30 cubic meters, the Pulsor range reaches full refrigeration capacity at low speed (1,000 rpm), providing “constant cold” throughout the delivery cycle, making it ideally suited for urban deliveries.
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