PrimeLINE unit sales
hit record level, reflect
Mar 20, 2012 10:20 AM
Reflecting the shipping industry’s continued trend in the adoption of energy-efficient equipment that reduces lifecycle costs, Carrier Transicold reported that its PrimeLINE container refrigeration unit has surpassed previous records, selling nearly the same number of units in 2011 as in the prior three years combined.
“For four successive years, the PrimeLINE unit has outsold all competitive models, and 2011—a record year for the industry—accelerated this trend,” said David Appel, president of Carrier Transicold. He credited the PrimeLINE unit’s success with its efficiency, which responds to the market’s need for more sustainable systems. Carrier’s ThinLINE unit also surpassed previous-year sales in 2011.
“When Carrier introduced the PrimeLINE unit in 2007, we set a new benchmark for efficiency,” Appel said. “The timing was right for shipping lines of all sizes, as the new reality of uncertain and ever-climbing fuel costs took an increasingly large toll on their bottom lines. With fuel prices again approaching record levels, the need for energy efficiency is as essential as ever.”
Over the years, Carrier has received orders from Maersk Line, Evergreen Line, Hamburg Süd, Chiquita, Dole, Crowley Maritime, Arkas Shipping and Transport, and many others in the shipping, leasing, and exporter sectors.
The PrimeLINE unit’s efficiency—thanks in part to its efficient digital scroll compressor—reduces on-board power generation requirements, helping shipping lines save fuel used in generating electricity. This, in turn, helps hold down operating costs and reduce emissions related to power generation. The PrimeLINE unit reduces carbon emissions 28% compared with previous units.
This unit also offers best-in-class pulldown among all container refrigeration units, as well as best deep-frozen capability among those that use R-134a, the non-ozone depleting refrigerant with the lowest global warming potential of all contemporary container refrigerants. No other container refrigeration unit provides dehumidification capability lower than the PrimeLINE unit, and none can achieve 50% relative humidity as efficiently.
For even greater energy efficiency, the PrimeLINE unit can be equipped with the optional QUEST power-saving mode. To obtain more information on the PrimeLINE system design, visit www.container.carrier.com.
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