Food wholesaler Castell Howell has taken delivery of six new Carrier Transicold ICELAND TWINCOOL units – the first time it has specified the company’s engineless refrigeration technology.
Mounted to 15-tonne DAF LF rigid trucks, the units derive power from the vehicle’s Euro VI diesel engine. Key to the system is Carrier Transicold’s ECO-DRIVE power module, which uses a hydraulic pump connected to the truck engine’s power take-off. This generates electricity to drive the unit and is capable of providing 100% refrigeration capacity, even at standard idle speed.
Dearman is working with Marks & Spencer as the retailer seeks to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from its chilled deliveries.
Dearman’s liquid nitrogen-powered engine is zero emission. The technology will replace diesel-powered secondary engines used to power transport refrigeration units (TRUs), which are used to keep food cold on the road.