(UPDATED COVERAGE, 3:30 p.m.) Carrier Transicold is reporting success for its new marine container refrigeration system.
The Syracuse, N.Y.-based Carrier Transicold markets trademarked NaturaLINE unit as the world’s first natural refrigerant container refrigeration system.
Sea trials show the units performing at predictable rates and show how a natural refrigerant-based system can be used in marine use, according to a news release.
Logging thousands of nautical miles and tens of thousands of service hours, the system helps improve global transport and shipping temperature control, according to the release.
The unit has delivered a variety of products including Caribbean bananas, Belgian beer, European wines, cookie dough, ice cream and meats and cheeses on ships traveling four to 29 days, according to the release.
Carrier Transicold plans to deploy other trial units during the next several months.
“Using carbon dioxide (CO2) as its refrigerant, the NaturaLINE unit can help alleviate container shipping industry concerns about the use of conventional synthetic refrigerants, which have higher global warming potential,” according to the release.
NaturaLINE is also available as a complete line of equipment for refrigerated trucks.
Carrier Transicold is a division of Carrier Corp.