The first of three natural refrigerant trailer prototypes enter service in the UK
May 12, 2016
UK retailer Sainsbury’s has become the first customer to take delivery of Carrier Transicold’s prototype natural refrigerant trailer unit — a new generation of transport refrigeration system for trailers that operates exclusively with CO2 refrigerant.
Winners selected based on rigorous performance metrics as well as dedication to continuous improvement
January 28, 2016
Carrier Transicold's Athens facility, a leading producer of transport refrigeration equipment for trucks, trailers and rail cars, has been named a 2015 IndustryWeek Best Plant, making it the first transport refrigeration equipment facility ever recognized with this award.
Use of next generation refrigerant reduces GWP by around half compared to current refrigerants
August 4, 2015
Thermo King, a manufacturer of transport refrigeration systems and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, announced that it will begin to offer North American customers new options for trailer and self-powered truck products using lower global warming potential (GWP) refrigerants.
Liquid Nitrogen-Powered Technology Is an Alternative to Diesel Refrigeration Units
April 20, 2015
A new zero-emission refrigeration system for transportation applications, developed in the United Kingdom, which delivers both power and cooling from liquid nitrogen, has begun on-vehicle testing. Dearman said the system, which features the company’s liquid nitrogen-powered engine, has already produced promising results.
Acquisition Broadens Company’s Portfolio of Transport Refrigeration Products and Services
March 25, 2015
Ingersoll-Rand plc announced that it has completed the acquisition of FRIGOBLOCK. The transaction was closed for €100 million. FRIGOBLOCK manufactures and designs transport refrigeration units for trucks and trailers in Europe, primarily sold in Northern Europe.
Move Broadens Portfolio of Transport Refrigeration Products and Services
December 22, 2014
Ingersoll-Rand plc announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire FRIGOBLOCK for €100 million. The acquisition is expected to close in the first half of 2015, subject to regulatory approval.
This month’s Point of View topic is transport refrigeration. The inspiration was seeing the train cars pictured in this story. I noted there was a car related to ice service and another was labeled “refrigerator and ventilated fruit car.”
He Will Stay in Current Role Until a Successor Is Named
August 7, 2013
Ingersoll-Rand plc has announced that Steve Shawley, senior vice president and chief financial officer, plans to retire after a career spanning more than 39 years, including 20 years with Ingersoll Rand and Thermo King, a brand of Ingersoll Rand.
CO2 as a refrigerant in cascade supermarket systems, transcritical applications, transport refrigeration, and heat pumps were among major developments in recent years. Here is a summary of those developments.
My Point of View in the April FROSTlines was about a movie called “Inuk” that was shown at the Beloit International Film Festival. Now, I suppose I should mention another movie (one of four we saw at that same festival) — one completely different from “Inuk” but one that had a refrigeration aspect.