Carrier Transicold has earned full verification from the California Air Resources Board (CARB) for its engine emission system, meaning the company’s product for transport refrigeration units is compliant with the state’s particulate emission standards.
The engine emissions system is described as an “evergreen compliance solution” by the Athens, Ga.-based company in a news release. Officials with Carrier Transicold said in the release their engine emissions system (EES) is the first device for transport refrigeration units (TRUs) and generator sets developed by an original equipment manufacturer.
Carrier Transicold officials plan next to evaluate application of the EES to their older legacy platforms, director of sales, marketing and product management David Kiefer said in the release. Currently, CARB compliance is limited to engine upgrades that will soon no longer be a compliance option, he said.
“This is yet another significant milestone in the planned rollout of our latest trailer refrigeration platforms and emissions compliance devices as we continue to provide refrigerated fleets with technology options and compliance choices that best suit their particular operations,” Kiefer said in the release.
Carrier Transicold engineered the EES for itsX4 and Vector TRUs and PowerLine generator sets, which produce electricity to cool marine container systems when they are hauled over land.
The equipment is certified by the Environmental Protection Agency for indefinite use on engines less than 25 horsepower and for up to seven years in California without restriction, according to the release. The CARB regulations require a verified diesel emission control (VDEC) device be used on equipment in that horsepower class when it is used for more than seven years.
Carrier Transicold said in its release that the engine emission system is installed in place of standard exhaust systems and filters exhaust using diesel oxidation catalyst and a catalytic diesel particulate filter. The oxidation removes more than 93% of hydrocarbons and the particulate filter eliminates more than 98% of particulate matter, according to the news release.
The refrigeration units can be specified with the engine emission system concurrent with sale or lease, but it was specifically designed for easy installation at a later time for users who need extended CARB compliance on existing equipment.