ATHENS, Ga. –Carrier Transicold says it is rolling out transport refrigeration units (TRUs) that comply with 2010 EPA and CARB requirements early.
As a result, customers will gain additional engine compliance life, the company announced. The models 2500A, 2100A and 2100 from the X2-Series trailer units and all Supra truck units will feature CARB-compliant engines immediately.
“Fleets and operators do not have to wait until 2010 to take advantage of a 2010 model year unit,” said David Kiefer, director of marketing and product management. “This early phase-in allows them to get newer model year units now. For those who operate in California, this can provide additional compliance life for their TRUs.”
Typically, CARB only allows TRUs to be operated for seven years before the owner must upgrade or replace the unit.
“CARB’s Airborne Toxic Control Measure (ATCM) generally allows a TRU to have a seven-year engine life before an owner must either replace or upgrade the TRU,” Kiefer explained. “The seven-year engine clock starts based on either the manufacture year of the TRU or the emissions model year of the TRU engine, depending on which is most advantageous to the TRU owner. In the past, the engine emissions model year and the TRU manufacture year were closely tied. Carrier’s early implementation of 2010 engines means customers do not have to wait until 2010 to get that extra year of service out of their TRUs.”
A TRU manufactured in 2009 with a 2010 model year engine can be operated through the end of 2017 under CARB rules rather than 2016, Carrier pointed out.
“A customer who buys a Carrier Transicold unit with a 2010 engine and puts it into service in 2009 actually gets more than eight years of service out of that unit without any additional compliance action,” said Kiefer. “This is a substantial benefit.”
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