Carrier-TransicoldUK: Carrier Transicold’s CO2 refrigerant trailer unit is to undergo further field trials, this time with German retailer Netto.

Earlier this year, UK retailer Sainsburys became the first supermarket to embark on trials of the unit which operates with CO2 in a closed-loop system.

The prototype trailer unit will be featured mounted to a Rohr trailer and displayed at next month’s IAA commercial vehicle show in Hannover. When the show ends it will enter service on a three-year technology field trial with Netto Marken-Discount.

The system uses advanced technology from Carrier Transicold’s NaturaLine refrigeration system, assembled inside a traditional Carrier Vector unit chassis and powered by the same patented E-Drive all-electric technology as Carrier Transicold’s existing Vector range.

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The IAA show, which takes place from September 22-29, will also showcase Carrier Transicold’s new engineless transport refrigeration units that have joined its range following February’s acquisition of Dutch firm, TRS Transportkoeling.

The Eco-Drive power module utilises the power generated by a truck’s own Euro VI diesel engine to drive a host refrigeration unit.  Removing the need for a secondary engine, the Eco-Drive GenSet unit is fitted to the chassis and driven by a hydro pump. This hydro pump is connected to the PTO motor of the truck. The hydraulic system in turn drives a generator that delivers 400 to 460V, depending on the frequency. A control integrated in the hydraulic system ensures that the generator always runs the same revolutions.

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