Carrier Transicold India’s new Citifresh™ range of fresh-only truck refrigeration units is designed to meet the demand for transportation of fruits, vegetables, dairy and confectionary products using longer refrigerated trucks. Carrier Transicold, a division of Carrier Airconditioning & Refrigeration Limited, is a part of UTC Building & Industrial Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp. The Citifresh range, launched at the National Centre for Cold Chain Development’s ‘Farm to Fork’ event in Bangalore, is designed for transporting chilled products on medium to large commercial vehicles with a loading capacity of 16 to 55 cubic meters. It can handle a broad chilled temperature range of 4 to 22°C. The range operates in tandem with the truck engine and provides a high airflow of 2,200 m3/hr required for proper air circulation. As the second largest producer of fruits and vegetables in the world, there is significant opportunity to deliver fresh, healthy food throughout India. Yet some Rs.133 billion worth of fruits and vegetables are wasted every year, primarily due to the lack of an integrated cold chain. The Citifresh range’s design and stainless steel evaporator are suited for high ambient conditions up to 500C. A dashboardmounted DIN controller off ers ease of use. It has low initial cost and low maintenance and operational costs. The Citifresh 500, the first unit to be introduced within the range, uses non-ozone-depleting refrigerant R134a. The compressor delivers refrigeration capacity up to 4,500 watts in high ambient temperatures. The Citifresh range comes with an aftermarket service network with a team of certified technicians trained in installation, maintenance and repair across a pan-India network of more than 35 service centres. The Citifresh introduction comes on the heels of last year’s launch of the Citimax™ range of light commercial vehicle (LCV) and truck refrigeration units, which are suitable for LCVs and trucks carrying loads up to 30 cubic meters.
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