Carrier Transicold’s multitemperature TRU

Updated Oct 31, 2018

Carrier Transicold Vector 8611MT multitemperature trailer refrigeration unitCarrier Transicold’s Vector 8611MT multitemperature trailer refrigeration unit is designed to enable a trailer to be divided lengthwise into two refrigerated compartments. The Vector 8611MT incorporates two evaporators and fans for two-zone cooling for center-divide trailers where the perishable and frozen compartments are side by side, making is suitable for foodservice and grocery distribution operations. The split evaporator design creates a 15-inch-wide area for center-wall placement to help accommodate pallets.

The unit features the company’s E-Drive all-electric technology, in which the diesel engine runs a 21-kVA electric generator that powers the refrigeration system. The unit can be operated via an electric power source while parked for loading, unloading or staging, eliminating refrigeration unit engine noise, emissions and fuel consumption. The TRU’s architecture eliminates most refrigerant valves and reduces the number of braze joints and potential refrigerant leak points, and it has independent air control, enabling it to optimize airflow and pulldown to both zones. Its electric heating capability helps reduce system complexity and enables the unit to shut down the compressor and other refrigeration components when heating is required, reducing the power load on the engine; the reduced system complexity also helps simplify diagnostics and maintenance requirements.

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